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karate instructor , restaurant manager

Motoo Yamakura, American restaurant manager, karate instructor. Certified high school English teacher, Japan. Sergeant, United States Army, 1968-1974. Member Gojuryu Karate Kyokai (chairman; master of karate).

Background

Yamakura, Motoo was born on July 9, 1943 in Kyoto, Japan. Came to the United States, 1967. Son of Hikoyoshi Yamakura.

Education

BLiberal Arts, Kyoto University Foreign Studies, 1967.

Career

Karate instructor, Institute Okinawan Karate, Boston, 1968-1976;manager, Kanki Japanese Steakhouse, Raleigh, North Carolina, 1976-1980;manager, Kyoto Japanese Steak House, Troy, Michigan, 1980-1982;manager, Shogun Steak House, Oklahoma City, 1982-1985;vice president, general manager, Shogun Steak House, Oklahoma City, 1985-1991;co-owner, YTS, Partners, Inc., Oklahoma City, since 1991;owner, Kyoto of Dallas restaurant, Dallas, since 1994.

Achievements

  • Certified high school English teacher, Japan.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Fundamentals of Gojuryu Karate, 1989.

Membership

Sergeant, United States Army, 1968-1974. Member Gojuryu Karate Kyokai (chairman. Master of karate).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: reading, golf, traveling.

Connections

Married Katsuko Sugiura, April 24, 1970. Children: Riki, Makoto.

father:
Hikoyoshi Yamakura Yamakura

spouse:
Katsuko Sugiura

child:
Riki Yamakura

child:
Makoto Yamakura