Shihan Fumio Demura

Shihan DShihan Fumio Demuraemura introduced Shito-Ryu Karate to the USA in 1965. In 1974 he entered into the Hong Kong film industry and in 1975 he entered into the Hollywood film industry. In 1977 he appeared in his first movie,  The Island of Dr. Moreau.  Many films followed such as Karate Kid I, II, III, IV where he was the stunt double for Pat Morita’s character ‘Miyagi’.  He continued to be the stunt double for Pat Morita in the television series O’Hara and others for approximately 14 years.  His movie credits also include Rising Sun, Mortal Kombat, Walker Texas Ranger and many others. In addition to his acting career he travels throughout the world to present martial arts seminars, conduct demonstrations and give radio interviews.  Today Demura serves as director and Chief Instructor for the Shito-Ryu Genbu-Kai International. Sensei Demura emphasizes personal growth and mental discipline in his training to help people become better human beings.

(Excerpt from genbukai.org)