Sensei Shabbir KazmiSan-Dan
When faced with an opponent always move forward is one of the key philosophies and practices of Shorin-Ryu Karate that has become the foundation of life for Sensei Shabbir Kazmi. Born in Pakistan, he emigrated with his family at the age of 15 to the USA to adapt to a new way of life, but it wasn’t until he was 32 that he joined the learning halls of the New York, Hombo, Shorin-Ryu Karate Dojo. His first 5 years of training were about pushing beyond his comfort zone, the rigors of physical training, learning new techniques, and acquiring self-respect. After achieving his 1st degree Black Belt, it was about teaching the art to his family and friends. His last 7 years of training have been spent polishing the stone at the Northern Virginia Dojo under the tutelage of Kyoshi Sal Scaglione and Sensei(s) Markowitz, which has been a most rewarding lifetime experience.