New South Wales Karate Instructors

Sensei Hossein

Sensei Hossein Javaheri 5th Dan

Sensei Hossein Javaheri started his karate in 1985 in Iran where had the privilege to attend excellent karate classes by instructors of Shotokan Karate International Federation of Iran Sensei Aslanian (9th Dan) and Sensei Haj Mohammadian (6th Dan). Sensei Hossein was training in karate whilst at the same time studying medicine and eventually becoming a doctor and this combination led him, in 1998, to publish a book about karate in Iran from a sports medicine perspective. It was also during this time in Iran that Sensei Hossein had the pleasure of training with the Chief Instructor of the World Shotokan Karate-do Federation, Sensei Hitoshi Kasuya, during one of his teaching visits to that country.

In 2000, Sensei Hossein immigrated to the United Kingdom and after training with the University College London karate club (JKA), kickboxing and Judo for a few years, he joined the SKIF Kobukan karate club, run by Sensei Clive Young in Windsor. It was here that Sensei Hossein also trained with the founder of the Shotokan Karate International Federation Sensei Hirokazu Kanazawa from whom he received his Yondan (4th Dan) in 2010. One of Sensei Hossein’s fond memories of that time was performing Unsu kata with the son of Kanazawa Sensei, Sensei Nobuaki Kanazawa, in front of the SKIF founder.

In early 2011 Sensei Hossein moved to Australia and after settling, started training with a local karate club in Sydney. Eventually, he opened his own karate club (Kanku karate dojo) in St Marys in western Sydney in early 2017.

Sensei Hossein is an involved community leader and as such is close to his students and is keen to help them develop both inside and outside the dojo.

Grading history:

• Shodan (1st Dan Black Belt) 1990 (Aslanian Sensei )
• Nidan (2nd Dan Black Belt) 1993 (Aslanian Sensei)
• Sandan (3rd Dan Black Belt) 1997 (Aslanian Sensei)
• Yondan (4th Dan Black Belt) 2010 (Kanazawa Sensei)
• Godan (5th Dan Black Belt) 2019 (Kasuya Sensei)