International Sensei

International Sensei

Franco Sanguinetti Sensei

Western Representative for the Kodokan (1956 - Present)
Sanguinetti Sensei was born on January 26, 1956 in Peru. Sanguinetti Sensei initiated his training in Budo in 1972, and since then, he has trained under the tutelage of strict, traditional Okinawan and Japanese instructors. Sanguinetti Sensei holds the rank of Nana Dan (7th Degree Black Belt) in Okinawan Goju Ryu Karate, Nana Dan (7th Degree Black Belt) in Matayoshi Kobudo Kodokan and Sho Dan (1st Degree Black Belt) in Iai-Do. He has trained in Karate and Kobudo for over 37 years.

Sanguinetti Sensei is a direct student of Shinpo Matayoshi Sensei and member of the Kodokan Dojo in Okinawa since 1982, where he lived between 1982 and 1983. Sanguinetti Sensei is one of the highest ranked instructors in the Matayoshi Kobudo Kodokan Organization. He has been award the Matayoshi Kobudo Menkyo (Teaching Licence) by Matayoshi Shinpo Sensei.

He is the instructor responsible for Kobudo in the Shorei Shobu Kan organization and is a representative of the Matayoshi Family in the U.S.A. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Kobudo for the USKA organization.
His karate and Kobudo background includes intensive training in Japan and Okinawa. He has been a member of the Peruvian and Venezuelan National Karate Teams.