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Jamal Measara

Jamal Measara was born in July, 1949, in Malaysia. At a very young age, he started learning the Indian martial arts of Silambam and Vajramushti. Later, he was taught »Western« boxing at the British army camp with which his father was associated. After Malaysia’s independence from the British, he started weight training, and soon, got into karate.

Due to circumstances, he was forced to change styles. He trained Shito-ryu, Shotokan, Keishinkan, Budokan, Goju-ryu, and a mix-up of the Malaysian Shorin-ryu Seibukan Karate. He later changed the latter style to the »orthodox« Okinawan Shorin-ryu Seibukan under the tutelage of Shimabukuro Zenpo Sensei. It is to this style that he still belongs.

He met Donn F. Draeger Sensei, who taught him the art of classical Kobujutsu. Later he studied Okinawan Kobujutsu under many sensei, such as Akamine and Matayoshi, until he met his sensei Kanei Katsuyoshi of Okinawan Jinbukan Kobudo. This is the style to which he still belongs today.

During his Karate career, he participated in many semi-contact and full-contact tournaments. He was appointed National Coach of Malaysia until 1980, when he moved to Germany; which is where he still lives now.

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