Bio Shihan-Dai Rowan started training at Toshindo Karate at the age of 14. He earned his first degree black belt in 1997. During more than 20 years of training, he rose to the rank of fifth degree black belt (Godan) and was awarded the title Shihan-Dai on May 21, 2016.
Achievements: Shihan-Dai Rowan has achieved top placements at many tournaments, especially in the Weapons divisions. Among many more, he won 1st place in Weapons at the World Oyama Karate Championships on April 25, 1999.
Favorite Kata Seienchin Bo Kata No. 1
Favorite Martial Arts Quote Nana Korobi Ya Oki. - If you fall down seven times get up eight times.
Advice for New Students Keep your mind open to learn so you can unify your mind, body and spirit to take on life's challenges.