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Taichiro Kaijima
VMAC Shotokan Karate Instructor

30 years of Karate experience started in his native country of Japan. Over a dozen times a U.S. national champion. Internationally certified coach & instructor.

Taichiro Kaijima - HISTORY

2024 - 1st place Kata at the WBKA National Championship in Scottsdale, AZ

 

2016 - 1st place Kata, 1st place Team Kumite at the 55th AAKF National Karate Championship in Minneapolis, MN
 
2015 - 3rd place Kata, 3rd place Team Kumite at the WTKF An-American Championship in Natal, Brazil
 
2015 - Awarded 5th Degree Black Belt from WTKF
 
2015 - 1st place Kata, 2nd place Kogo at the 54th AAKF National Karate Championship in Washington DC, VA
 
2014 - 1st place Kata at the 53rd AAKF National Karate Championship in Dallas, TX
 
2013 - 1st place Kata and Fukugo at the 52nd AAKF National Karate Championship in St. Louis, MO
 
2012 - Top 8 Individual Kata and Fukugo at the ITKF World Championships in Poland
 
2012 - 2nd place at the 1st Nishiyama Memorial Cup in San Diego

 

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2012 - 1st Place Kata, 1st Place Fukugo, 3rd Place Kogo at the 51st AAKF National Championship in Los Angeles, CA 

2011 - 2nd Place Fukugo, 3rd Place Kata at the ITKF Pan American Championship in Santiago, Chile

 

2011 - 1st place Kata, 2nd place Fukugo, Team Kumite at the 50th AAKF National Championship in Atlanta, GA

 

2010 - 3rd place Fukugo at the 15th ITKF Traditional Karate World Championship in Brazil 

2010 - 1st place Kata, 2nd place Fukugo at the 49th AAKF National Championship in Seattle, WA 

2009 - Present - Instructing at Valley Martial Arts Center (VMAC) 

2009 - 1st place Kata, 2nd place Fukugo at the 48th AAKF National Championship in Minneapolis, Minnesota 

2009 - Instructed seminars in 3 cities in Poland  

2008 - 2020 - Instructing at National Karate Institute (NKI) 

2007 - 3rd place at ITKF Summer Camp Goodwill Tournament in San Diego, CA 

2007 - 2nd place Fukugo, Individual Kata, 3rd place Team Kumite at the 46th AAKF National Championship in Dallas, TX

2006 - Instructed at Eran Shine Traditional Karate in North Hollywood 

2006 - 2nd place Fukugo, 3rd place in Individual Kata at the 45th AAKF National Championship in Laguna Hills, CA

 

2005 - Awarded 4th Degree Black Belt from ITKF

 

2005 - Instructed at International Karate Camp in Krakow, Poland

 

2005 - 3rd place Fukugo at the 44th AAKF National Championship in Atlanta, GA

 

2004 - 2005 Instructed at National Karate Institute (NKI)

 

2001 - 2004 Instructed at the Swedish Embassy in Tokyo, Japan

 

2000 - 1st place Individual Kata, Team Kumite at the 39th AAKF National Championship in Atlanta, Georgia

 

1999 - 1st place Fukugo and Team Kumite at the 38th AAKF National Championship in Spokane, Washington

 

1998 - Awarded 3rd Degree Black Belt from ITKF

 

1997 - Joined National Karate Institute in Los Angeles

 

1995 - Awarded 2nd Degree Black Belt from ITKF

 

1995 - 2000 Instructed at Traditional Karate Academy

 

1993 - Joined Traditional Karate Academy in Los Angeles

 

1992 - Awarded 1st Degree Black Belt from JKA

 

1989 - Started Shotokan Karate. Joined the Japan Karate Association Headquarters in Tokyo, Japan

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