In December when the last training camp of the year will be held by the Professional League of the Kyokushin World Union (KWU). The master classes will take place in one of the best sports complexes in Varna – the prestigious sports center “SENSHI Gym” between December 1st and 4th. For the first time, within the training SENSHI camp, Sensei Andrews Nakahara will teach techniques and tricks under the rules of KWU OPEN.
Andrews Nakahara is a Brazilian professional mixed martial artist, kickboxer, and Kyokushin karateka.
He made his MMA pro debut against Kazushi Sakuraba at the Dream 2: Middleweight Grand Prix 2008 First Round. Andrews and Francisco Filho were awarded 2008 a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Blue Belt under former Strikeforce contender Marcos Barbosa.
Nakahara was born in Mogi das Cruzes, Brazil on March 12, 1983, to Japanese parents who arrived in Brazil during the Japanese immigration boom in the early 60s and 70s. Even though his parents are Japanese, Nakahara cannot speak Japanese and was raised only speaking Portuguese. Nakahara first begun to study Kyokushin kaikan a strong full contact karate style developed by Masutatsu Oyama. Nakahara went on to join the International Karate Organization (IKO) team. Since then he has been successful in many competitions both in Brazil and America including championship fights with rival karatekas Ewerton Teixeira and Eduardo Tanaka.
Titles and accomplishments
2007 Silver All-American Open Karate Championships IKO-1 (Lost to Ewerton Teixeira)
2006 Gold All-American Open Karate Championships IKO-1 (Defeated Ewerton Teixeira)
2005 Silver All-American Open Karate Championships IKO-1 (Lost to Eduardo Tanaka)
2005 Gold 3rd Kyokushin World Weight Tournament
2005 Gold South American Open IKO-1
2004 All American Open Karate Championships IKO-1 7th Place
2004 Gold 6th South American Karate Tournament (Middleweight)
2004 Silver Brazilian Open IKO-1
He won 4 of his 11 Professional matches with Knockouts.