Bio of Sensei Manfred Nagel 7 th DAN Shotokan Karate.
SKIF Windward Oahu Foundation Kaneohe Hawaii.
Sensei Manfred Nagel is the Chief Instructor of the Windward Oahu Foundation. Classes are held at the Kaneohe Elementary School on Tuesdays from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm all Students and Fridays from 6:00 pm till 7: 00 pm Beginners and from 7:15 pm to 8:30 pm Advanced Students.
Nagel is Vice-President of Print Production at Electric Pencil a Commercial Print shop in Honolulu.
Sensei Nagel is a Native of Germany and relocated to Hawaii in 1985. He started Karate in 1967 back in his Home Town of Schwaebisch Hall www.sha-karate.de when Karate was little known in Germany. Over the span of his Karate years Sensei Nagel participated in many Karate Tournaments, National and International in Kumite and Kata, placing always in the top five in National Tournaments. In 1974 he placed third at the European Championship held in the Deutschland Halle in Berlin Germany.
He always traveled to Seminars held by Kase Sensei, Shirai Sensei, Kanazawa Soke, Asai Sensei and once Nakayama Sensei when they visit Germany.
It is the goal of Sensei Nagel to introduce Karate to as many people as possible because it is the ultimate exercise to any person “young” or “old”, Male or Female. Besides profiting from a good workout Karate also gives you the opportunity to defend yourself in the wake of on emergency. It also teaches you compassion, respect and discipline for yourself and your fellow humans. Nagel says, everything Karate teaches you, can be applied to the day to day life and help to master the many challenges we face today.
Since his relocation to Hawaii Nagel practice Karate under the watchful eyes of Takemori Sensei 9 th DAN, Kiyuna Sensei 8 th DAN, Fong Sensei 8 th DAN and Nishimura Sensei 7 th DAN. In 2018 Nagel tested successfully for 7 th DAN under Kanzcho Kanazawa in Honolulu, Hawaii.
In Germany Nagel was a member of the German Karate Federation (DKV) under President Roland Hantzsche. email@example.com – www.karate.de
He had the A-License for graduating Students up to 4 th DAN and was Kumite and Kata Referee on a National Level.
Ask what is your favored technique or Kata Nagel says he likes Mae geri and Hangetsu Kata but says all techniques and all Kata are equally important and need to be practiced all the time to get better in speed and technique. Sometimes the smallest improvement can make a big difference.