Takamasa Arakawa is the chief instructor of Shiramizu and he started the dojo in 1995. Shiramizu now has over 450 members, two full time locations, and numerous branch programs in community centers and kindergartens.
The main style taught is Wadoryu Karate, the sub style is Goju Karate, and the dojo is a member of the JKF Wadokai.
From 2005-2011, Shiramizu Karate Club ran a one year internship program for non-Japanese and this blog listed the weekly activities from 2007 onwards.
Shiramizu happily welcomes karate friends from different countries frequently, so please feel free to contact us anytime about coming to train karate in Japan! http://homepage3.nifty.com/shiramizu/
From 2012, it will be periodically updated. The main contributors are non-Japanese actively involved in the club.
Shiramizu is located in Sugito City, Saitama Prefecture, Japan.
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