Rank: 4th Yondan
Citizen of USA
Started Shotokan-Karate in1983.
Sho-Dan test by Shihan Ochi in Germany; February 1992
Ni-Dan test by Shihan Ochi in Germany; February 1995
San-Dan test by Shihan Ochi in Germany; April 1999
Yon-Dan test by Shihan Kanazawa in Houston-Texas December 2008
Chief instructor for my Dojos in Germany from 1991 until 2004. Now in USA as Katy Shotokan Karate Association in Katy YMCA from 2005 until present.
My instructor in Germany: Shihan Ochi
My instructors in USA: Shihan Kanazawa; Mr. Kayarash Daylami; Mr. Shadi Barazi
Karate Instructor License from German Sport Department and German Karate Federation from 1993.
Belt testing License “B”(until Sho-Dan) by JKA-Germany.
Federal referee by JKA-Germany until 2004.
Several first place medals in German state tournaments for Kumite.
Education: University of Applied Sciences Hamburg/Germany; Graduated: March 2002 with degree Bachelor of Sciences in Biomedical Engineering & German Professional Engineer (P.E.) in Biomedical Engineering in Medical Devices; “Diplom-Ingenieur (FH)”
Date of birth 1967
Speaks English, German, and Farsi
Married and have two Sons.
Dipl.-Ing.(FH) Sensei Siamak Tavakoli
Katy TX 77450 USA