http://www.karateselfdefence.com/chief_instructor.htm i enrolled in the karate club, for about one month before i quit. the instructor claimed that he was a world champion in full contact karate back in the 70s he's name is Hide Hirayama. he teaches Taikudo karate. has anyone heard of him? i did google Hide Hirayama and Taikudo, both seem to be unheard of.