Seiwa Kai of Texas'

Blanco County Karate

Japanese Goju-Ryu Seiwa Kai

@ Core Fitness

621 N. Nugent Ave.  Johnson City, TX 78636


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Hanshi Seiichi Fujiwara and Shihan Pounds -- Wakayama, Japan

The head instructor of Heijoshin Karate-do is James Pounds, Shihan.  Mr. Pounds is ranked 7th degree black belt (Nanadan), Goju-Ryu Karate-do Seiwa Kai and 5th degree black belt (Godan) Japan Karate Federation Goju Kai.  He also holds past Yudansha ranking in both Okinawan Goju Ryu - Jundokan International and Shito-Ryu-Motobu-ha..  

Mr. Pounds has been training karate since 1973.  In 2004 he moved the Heijoshin Dojo into the Japan Karate Federation (JKF) Gojukai, becoming the Texas representative  for the USA Goju Ryu Seiwakai Organization in 2006.  He serves as President of the USA Goju-Ryu Seiwakai organization and is Seiwakai head instructor for the State of Texas.  He was awarded his Kyoshi license by Fujiwara Hanshi in 2012.  He also holds Renshi license from the JKF Gojukai. Mr. Pounds continues to train in Japan under Seiichi Fujiwara Hanshi as well as senior instructors of the JKF Gojukai.

Pounds Sensei is also a certified Kundalini Yoga Instructor and has incorporated many of the benefits of stretching and breath control of yoga into martial arts warm-ups and training, believing that yoga and karate-do compliment one another and can lead to a synergistic, injury-free practice beneficial to the health and longevity of our practitioners. 



Sensei Theresa Herrera-Pounds, Yondan - Seiwakai (Johnson City)


Sensei Samantha Parsons, Sandan - Seiwaka, Nidan JKF Goju-kai (Austin)


 Sensei Alfred Molina, Sandan - Seiwa Kai, Nidan - JKF Gojukai (Austin)



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Last Updated April 23, 2019