Shihan Kousaku Yokota, eighth dan, is a professional karateka with extensive experience in various martial arts. With over fifty years of training in Shotokan karate, he specializes in Asai Ryu Bujutsu karate. His wide range of experience includes training in kobudo (nanasetsukon and nunchaku), in the art of ki, and in the breathing method by Nishino Ryu Kikojutsu. He was a member of the JKA for forty years and then joined the JKS for seven years. In 2013, he founded his organization, ASAI (Asai Shotokan Association International [www.asaikarate.com]) to honor Master Tetsuhiko Asai. Shihan Yokota travels extensively around the world to share the knowledge and techniques of Asai Ryu karate. He is also a main contributor at Karate Coaching (www.karatecoaching.com), where he extends his karate teaching through Internet media.