Doster Sensei passed away on December 1, 2015 from a heart attack he suffered while teaching a class at the Cathedral City, Ca. Dojo. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of his family and friends.
Rest In Peace Doster Sensei.
We Have Lost a Member of Our Isshinryu Karate Family:
Master Jay Doster, Go-Dan (5th Degree Black Belt)
Master Jay Doster began his training under Hanshi Arnold R. Sandubrae in May of 1984. Sandubrae Hanshi describes Doster Sensei as "one of his best and most loyal students." As a Sensei it is an Honor and Privilege to teach all of our students. We respect and love them all. We also recognize that over the years through dedication, hard work, determination and loyalty certain students distinguish themselves as true leaders of a Dojo. These students go the extra mile and never ask for special recognition. Doster Sensei was one of these students. He was admired and loved by all at American Okinawan Karate Academy and Most Of All By his Sensei and Friend, Hanshi Arnold R. Sandubrae!
Jay's list of achievements both in and out of the Dojo are numerous. His accomplishments in life and karate will live on in those he left behind. Below is just a small list of his achievements in karate:
Doster Sensei had the honor of meeting the four Grandmasters, Master Long, Master Armstrong, Master Nagel, Master Mitchum, who brought Isshinryu karate to the United States.
In 1998 he won First Place in the Heavyweight Black Belt fighting division at the Isshinryu Hall of Fame tournament.
In 1999 he received the "Male Karate-ka of the Year "at the Isshinryu Hall of Fame banquet.
Sensei Doster operated his own Dojo for a time. The Morongo Valley School of Isshinryu.
Master Doster taught and trained at the Cathedral City Dojo until his passing in 2015.
Below are some photos of Doster Sensei:
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