"Shihan" Douglas Diana

Was born in São Paulo, SP, in March 30, 1946, in Liberdade quarter. He is Buddhist and Spiritist (doctrine codified by Allan Kardec) and started training by the age of 19 with Master Sadao Saito ("Shikan-Ryu"). "Tehodoki" open the hand.

In 1969 and in 1972, Douglas won the Paulista Championship performing the "Yufa kata", created by Master Akamine.

He has trained with Master Shinzato ("Shorin-Ryu") for 3 years and with Master Yonamine ("Goju-Ryu") for 9 months. Since then, he started to go deep in

developing the traditional form contained in "Sensei" Takashi Miyagi's book, the long classic form. Afterwards, through extraordinary mediumnistic gifts of his mother ("Jin Tsuriki"), Shihan Douglas became aware of the techniques that enabled him to develop the short-long form.

Now, with 42 years of practice, he is the president of the "Nippaku Shobu-Kan Karate-Do Goju-Ryu" Association, "Taigusha Kyoshi", 8th Dan of the Style.

In September 14, 2000 he received the Honors from São Paulo Military Police Command, of São Paulo State - CPMESP, as instructor of CFAP - Sergeant School, directed by the meritorious "Sensei Yudan-Sha Sandan", 3rd grade, Major Altair do Carmo e Silva.




 

"Uchi Deshi" (confidential disciple) "Sensei" Lucia Akemi Yamauti

Was born in São Paulo, SP, in September 6, 1981, started training by the age of 10 with Master Douglas, "Tehodoki" (open the hand).

Lucia won several titles when she used to take part in competitions, among them the World Vice-Championship of the "WKIF" in 1998.

Nowadays "Yudan-Sha Yondan", 4th Dan of the Style, she devotes herself entirely to study the traditional form, helping her Master.


In In September 14, 2000 she received the Honors from São Paulo Military Police Command, of São Paulo State - CPMESP, as instructor of CFAP - Sergeant School, directed by the meritorious "Sensei Yudan-Sha Sandan", 3rd grade, Major Altair do Carmo e Silva.


 

"Sensei" Kazurô Nakashima Diana

"ROKAI ME SEKAI YUSHOCHA" (Hexa-World Karate Champion).
Under legal process of record holder ratification of Guinness World Records.

"Yudan-Sha Godan" (Black Belt 5th Grade).


NOTE:

"Shihan" Douglas Diana and "Sensei" Lucia Akemi Yamauti, who developed the technique presented in the book, are proud of having the privilege of being the only ones in the world to perform the short and long form ("katathinba" - The Crippled) technique in all its plenitude, idealized by the Grand Master Chojun Miyagi.