Itzik Cohen is Okinawan Karate & Kobudo teacher, practitioner and researcher.
In addition he specializes in Military Close-Combat and Self-Defence.
Itzik was born in 1963, and has taught Karate for many years, having first engaged with Karate in the mid-1970s.
During his military service he took an active part in combined Special Forces operation of infantry and intelligence at the forefront of the battlefield. Later he served in the Directorate of Military Intelligence/Research Department (Aman)/Terrorism arena.
Itzik graduated in Software Engineering and worked in the High-Tech field. He joined a Startup Company as a Software Designer. Later he worked in IT Company as a project manager.
Itzik: “My practical experience in Infantry in addition to my skill in Terrorism arena Research, together with my profession in Software Engineering was definitely supported my work writing”.
Today Itzik is head of the Teishinkan-Dojo: Okinawan Martial Arts School.
In late 90th he began his research about Okinawan Martial Arts.
Itzik is a member of the Okinawan organizations:
Kyudokan Kobayashi Shorin-ryu headed by Soke Higa Minoru.
Ryukyu-Kobudo Shimbukan headed by Soke Akamine Hiroshi.
He visits his teachers, Akamine Sensei and Higa Sensei, in Okinawa every year.
Today Itzik dedicates his life to Okinawan Martial Arts.
One of my favorite’s expressions: “The blossom does not symbolize the spring – It is spring!”.