Dr. Masayuki Hisataka holds the position of Professor of Leadership at Monarch Business School Switzerland. He also holds the position of Chancellor of Karatedo University. He has held teaching positions at McGill University, Loyola College and Cegep St. Jerome in Canada and has lectured at Columbia University, New York State University as well as at West Point Military Academy in the USA. Dr. Hisataka holds a Doctor of Science from Monarch Business School Switzerland and a Bachelor of Commerce from Nihon University in Japan.
Dr. Hisataka has taught thousands of students during his career in North America, Europe, Japan and elsewhere. He is presently the Headmaster of Shorinjiryu Kenkokan Karatedo in Japan. He is also the Founder and Chairman of both the World Koshiki Karatedo Federation and the All Japan Koshiki Karatedo Federation. He is also an accomplished sportsman having won the All Japan Open Karatedo Championships in 1961 and 1962 and won the Shorinjiryu Kenkokan Karatedo Championships from 1958 through 1962. He represented Japan at the 1964 and 1967 World’s Fairs held respectively in New York, USA and Montreal, Canada.
Dr. Hisataka is an accomplished academic having published three separate books and other manuscripts on the martial arts that are considered as leading texts. He has toured Europe lecturing and demonstrating his teachings as part of the first All Japan Budo delegation. In 1978, Dr. Hisataka introduced Karatedo to Russia, then the Soviet Union, for the first time. He is also credited with re-introducing Karatedo to China for the first time after World War II.