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Shihan Nagayasu Sakataka

Shihan Nagayasu Sakataka is a World Oyama Karate 7th degree black belt. He spent 5 years at the New York City Dojo (headquarters) as an “Uchi-deshi” to Soshu Shigeru Oyama. There he studied and trained under Soshu’s direct supervision and soon thereafter, he began teaching classes. In September of 1998, Shihan Sakataka moved to New Jersey and opened the Cliffside Park Dojo so he could spread World Oyama Karate to a brand new audience. Over the past 22 years, Shihan Sakataka’s reputation has drawn a wide variety of students for his teaching technique for children to adults from all over Bergen, Hudson and Essex Counties in New Jersey.