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Karate Illustrated Cover Story Throwback: Patrick McCarthy

Patrick McCarthy
Black Belt Plus

The May 1984 cover featured Karate Master and Champion Patrick McCarthy. Originally from Canada, McCarthy migrated to Japan during the mid 1980s, married and spent many years there before relocating to Australia in 1995. He is one of the few foreigners to teach karate-do in Japan, recognized worldwide as one of the foremost authorities on the civil fighting traditions of Okinawa. Japan-accredited instructor, he holds a Hanshi 9th Dan and is founding director of the International Ryukyu Karate Research Society.

Patrick McCarthy

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