United Karate Sports Centre Group in UAE Since 1979
Intl. Okinawan Shorin - Ryu Seibukan Karate Do
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Martial Arts Center

Kyoshi J. Measara,


Kyoshi Measara, holding a 8th Dan in Karate, 7th Dan in Aikido & Kobudo, is one of the most highly respected Karatekas in many parts of the world today. 

His strenuous schedule of seminars has made him an ambassador in the world of Martial Arts, taking him to Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Australia. 

Born on July, 29. 1949 in Malaysia, Measara first studied Selembam (Indian Martial Arts) at the tender age of 10, unfortunately his master passed away in a car accident before he could complete his training. With no other choice left, Measara took up boxing at the British Military Camp where his father was employed. Young Measara achieved the title “State Junior Champion” but his boxing career came to an end when the British had to return to England

For a short time Measara had no choice but to take up weight training until a Shito-Ryu Karate Dojo was opened in his city. The young karateka was the first among 300 students to enrol. Due to various circumstances he had to switch to many different styles of Karate: Shotokan, Goju-Ryu, Keishinkan, Budokan and at last Shorin-Ryu, to which he is still practising and teaching today. During this period he was also involved in Kobudo and Aikijitsu (later Aikido). In Karate he was consequently national champion for couple of years and represented his country for the 2nd World Championship in Paris; he was also very successful in All style Full Contact tournaments. 

Retiring from a successful tournament career he took up Jodo (Shindo Muso-Ryu) under the tutelage of the well known Professor Don. F. Draeger Sensei, who later also became a close friend. He helped Sensei Draeger as a translator in Malay, Chinese and Indian languages for the magazine M. A. I., and at the same time learned about the History of Martial Arts from this living encyclopaedia. 

He is not only an accomplished Martial Artist, but also a great organizer and teacher; Measara was one of the founding members of the Malaysian Karate Body. Before leaving for Germany he coached the National team for two years. 

From 1980 onwards he has built up Shorin-Ryu Karate and Kobudo Dojos in many parts of Europe. He also teaches Aikido and Selembam in his dojo. Other than Karate and Kobudo, he still continues to practise Selembam under his 2nd teacher Arumugam

Measara's teaching experience has extended for 27 years and he plans to continue for many years to come