PATRICK McCARTHY, Kyoshi, 7th Dan, Koryu Karate is a noted Author and Martial Arts Historian. He is the first non-Japanese to receive a Masters License in Karate-do from the Dai Nippon Butokukai College of Martial Arts. For 12 years he lived in Japan and traveled to China for extensive study from Master Teachers in those countries. He now lives in Australia and heads the International Ryukyu Karate Research Society and travels worldwide presenting seminars and lectures. Kyoshi McCarthy is also a member of the IKKF Executive Board, and a member of the IKKF San Ju Nen Kai.