Thursday, 19 October 2017

Shihan/Sameer Najjar


   


SHIHAN/SAMEER NAJJAR IS ONE OF THE PIONEER AND LEADING

KARATE INSTRUCTORS IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND ARAB COUNTRIES,

AND THE FIRST KARATE-KA IN THE ARAB COUNTRIES SINCE HIS

BEGINNING IN 1966 IN DAMASCUS- SYRIA.

He practiced the art of Karate-Do at that time under the late instructor Heidiki Okamoto sensei in Damascus/Syria and in Beirut/ Lebanon. He followed an intensive course under the guidance of the late Masatoshi Nakayama the Chief Instructor of  JKA during that period.  His Shodan Grade was granted by the JKA chief instructor the late Masatoshi Nakayama in 1971. Then he started karate instruction and training in Damascus and Beirut and lot of students have practiced under him since then.  He graduated from Damascus and Lebanon university in1974, and continued karate instruction and training in Damascus and Beirut till the beginning of 1980 when he travelled to UAE to start his own and private business.

He established his Martial Arts center in the United Arab Emirate in 1983, and joined SKIF in 1988, following the philosophy of Kancho Hirokazu Kanazawa. He attended several courses in Zurich, Taipei and Japan. Now he is a holder of 7th.Dan(Nana Dan) grade from Kancho Hirokazu Kanazawa Dec.2009 and in April,2010 with a Renshi title.
Kancho Hirokazu Kanazawa has visited SKI-UAE to hold training courses for SKI-UAE members in 1993 and 2010 where he held grading examinations from Shodan till Rokudan to all members and students of Shihan Sameer Najjar.

Students and members of SKI-UAE has participated in most of the UAE tournaments and championships organized by UAE Karate Federation according to WKF rules during the period from 1990 till date, and have gained 1st., 2nd. And 3rd. places in all Kumite levels and weights and in Kata, and have introduced the philosophy and style of Kancho Kanazawa during such tournaments where it has been accepted and approved by the referee panel of WKF
 
He is the author of several books about the art of karate, self defense and fitness . The latest book “ The Healing Power in Karate-Do” is a unique and an exceptional in-depth study of the application of karate techniques and philosophy as a martial art for life-health and as a healing power from the most life-threaten diseases . Also “ The Complete Guide : Shotokan Karate training” about the training and grading templates from 9th. Kyu till 5th. Dan , is another mini encyclopedia about all the techniques and programs needed inside dojo .