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Sam Moledzki

Sam Moledzki

Portrait of Sam Moledzki - 7th Dan 

     Chief Instructor for Shitokai Canada, his introduction into the Martial Arts began in 1967 while studying boxing and competing as a member of the Midland Avenue Collegiate Gymnastic Team. Initially Moledzki sensei trained in the Chito-ryu karate system, first introduced into Canada in 1958 by the man who is referred to as the 'Father of Canadian Karate', Masami Tsuruoka Sensei.

     Moledzki sensei began his formal karate training in Chito-ryu karate under Tsuruoka Sensei's student, Sensei Kei Tsumura. After a number of years in Canada, Tsumura Sensei returned to Japan for a period of intense training under Ryusho Sakagami Sensei, head of the Itosu-Kai Shito-ryu Karate-do. Tsumura Sensei was eventually awarded his 5th dan in Shitoryu Karate and 5th dan in Kobudo directly from Ryusho Sakagami sensei. Under Tsumura Sensei, Sam Moledzki, after many months of training several times a week at the Japan Canadian Culture Centre plus special training sessions at Tsumura Sensei' other dojo locations, was awarded his 1st dan on January 10, 1970.

Moledzki sensei also studied Okinawan kobudo as well as Kendo, Jodo and Iaido and has travelled extensively to Japan and has trained under some of the worlds greatest karate and kobudo masters including Ryuso Sakagami sensei.

Moledzki sensei has been a direct student of Kunio Murayama sensei since 1991. He now heads Shito-kai Canada, a member of the WSKF and continues to travel, teach and train in Shitoryu karate-do and kobudo.

 

Source: Sensei Sam Moledzki
             Shito-Kai Murayama Canada
             http://www.shitoryu.org/