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[UPDATE: MARCH 31, 2019]

Hi, friends and future friends! Thanks for visiting my site.  This used to be a website geared towards crowdfunding my 2020 Olympic #unicorn dreams.  But situations have changed and in January 2019 I decided to retire from athletics and USA Karate.

I may have retired, but I’m still here! I’ll continue to post on different blog topics, because the journey doesn’t end here. I want to share what I have learned throughout my competitive career, and what I’m learning now.  A ton of self-growth took place in 2019. Lots of feelings and truths have been uncovered…

Stay up-to-date on all my antics by following me on Facebook and Instagram! I snapchat too, but I’m not great at it.

There is a lot going on in the world, and I know that I’m just a glittery speck in this complicated world.  I really mean it when I say thank you for taking the time to click through.

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Mina Yamazaki began her karate training at a very early age with her father, Sensei Kiyoshi Yamazaki, one of the most highly regarded karate teachers in world today. Her training also includes extensive time spent in Japan, where she was appointed by second generation Soke Konishi as one of the qualified instructors to teach the original Shindo Jinen Ryu katas.

Sensei Mina Yamazaki graduated in 2008 from the San Francisco State University (SFSU) with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Radio and Television. While at SFSU, she served as the Communications Director of KSFS (SFSU Radio Station). Even with her busy training and teaching schedule, she is still involved in the media/communications world with CBS Radio.

Sensei Mina Yamazaki has conducted JKR seminars in the United States, Venezuela, United Kingdom, Aruba, and Australia. She competes at the highest levels and has placed first and second at the USA national championships repeatedly. Her accomplishments include:

US National Team Member – Kata and Kumite

2012 Pan American Silver Medalist – Kata

2014 Pan American Bronze Medalist – Team Kata

2014 North American Cup Bronze Medalist – Kumite

2014 North American Cup Silver Medalist – Kata

2014 US Team Member at the WKF World Championships

2015 US Open Silver Medalist – Kata

2015 US Open Gold Medalist – Team Kata

2016 US Open Gold Medalist – Team Kata

2016 US Open Silver Medalist – Kumite

2017 US Open Bronze Medalist – Kata

Multiple-time National Champion

WKF Ranked athlete

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