George Kotaka

George KotakaGeorge Kotaka is a 4th Degree Black Belt who has been competing in karate since he was 3 years old. He has won the Men’s Black-Belt Kumite at the All-Hawaii State Karate Championship Tournament 12 of the 13 years he competed. He has probably won more karate tournaments in the State of Hawaii than anyone ever, even surpassing Thomas Asing of IKF fame who reigned in the 70’s and 80’s. He was one of three Americans to win gold in the men’s kumite. He has become a cornerstone of the US National Team. Kotaka has a bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of Hawaii. He currently teaches at the International Karate Federation owned by his father, Chuzo Kotaka, who was the 1962 All-Japan Champion.George Kotaka

  • 2002 – 16th WKF World Karate Championships (Madrid, Spain) GOLD – World Champion, 65kg Kumite
  • 2003 – 4th WKC World Champion Karate Championships (St. Petersburg, Russia) GOLD -Team Kumite
  • 2000 – 15th WKF World Karate Championships (Munich, Germany) BRONZE -65kg Kumite
  • 2000- 2nd World University Karate Championships (Kyoto, Japan) GOLD -65kg Kumite
  • 2008 US Open (Las Vegas, Nevada) GOLD -65kg Kumite
  • 2008 Pan American Championships (Caracas, Venezuela) SILVER -65kg Kumite / Bronze Team Kumite
  • 1999 Pan American Games (Winnipeg, Canada) GOLD -65kg Kumite
  • 1999 Pan American Championships (Havana, Cuba) GOLD -65kg Kumite
  • 1998 Pan American Championships (Dominican Republic) SILVER -65kg Kumite / Silver Team Kumite
  • 1996 1st WKF World Jr. Championships (Johannesburg, South Africa) GOLD Kumite / Gold Kata
  • 10 Time USANKF National Champion -65kg Kumite
  • 6 Time AAU Kumite Grand Champion (1997-2002)
  • 10 Time All-Hawaii Grand Champion