Mohammad Seyar Azadani, 5th Dan
President & Country Representative of Kyokushin-kan Afghanistan
Shihan Mohammad Seyar Azadani was promoted to 5th Dan by Kancho Royama, Chairman of Kyokushin-kan International Honbu after attending his 5th Dan test during The 2015 Kyokushin-kan International Instructors’ Seminar, held from March 06-08, 2015 in Saitama, Japan.
Mr. Azadani started practicing Kyokushin Karate at the age of 12. He opened his Kyokushin Karate school in Herat City in 1998. Since then not only has he produced Asian Champions and World Ranking fighters, but also he has delivered many successful Kyokushin Karate instructors and dojo operators to the family of Afghanistan Kyokushin Karate.
In Jan, 2006 – having been appointed as the Branch Chief of Kyokushin-kan International Karate-do Organization by Kancho Hatsuo Royama in Afghanistan, Mr. Mohammad Seyar Azadani founded Kyokushin-kan Afghanistan.
Attending the 2008 International Instructors’ Training Seminar in Fukushima Japan, he successfully passed his Yondan (4th Degree) Black Belt test under the supervision of Kancho (Chairman) Hatsuo Royama. Mr. Mohammad Seyar Azadani is currently the highest official rank holder of black belts in Afghanistan authorized by Japan Honbu.
In addition, he has contributed to Kyokushin Karate by participating as a judge & referee in many International and World Kyokushin Karate tournaments.
He is proud to have been awarded Afghanistan National Governmental Medal (Qazi Mir Bacha Khan Medal) in July 2003 by late, great, and much missed Mohammad Zahir Shah Khan, the last King of Afghanistan; and President Hamed Karzai due to his achievements and martial arts development efforts in Afghanistan.
Besides his Karate life, he is a construction management professional with over 10 years work experience in leadership and management, and holds a Master of Science degree in Engineering from New York University.
Mr. Azadani’s leadership has resulted not only a strong, competent, and competitive team in international and world tournaments since 2004, but also a strong and united Kyokushin Karate family in Afghanistan.