"Through karate practice I want my students to learn their self worth. I want them to speak the truth and stand in their own space. I want them to meet their fears and stop aggression."

Makio Nishida


Makio Nishida


A native of Tokyo, Japan, Makio Nishida began his training at the age of seven. As an 8th degree black belt, he has studied the art of karate for 58 years. Sensei Nishida has studied Kyokushin Karate under Masutasu Oyama, Founder of Kyokunshinkai, on which the Genjikai style is based. He has knowledge of Okinawa Goju-Ryu, Shotokan, Shito-ryu, and Chinese Kempo. He has also practiced Aikido, Aikijiujutsu, Kendo, Taikiken, kickboxing, western boxing, Wu Style Tai Chi and QiGong.

Makio Nishida came to the United States first in 1970. He formed Japan Karate Do Genjikai in 1978 in Santa Fe, New Mexico and later moved to Texas in 1983 to become general manager of the Caravan of Dreams, a nightclub in downtown Fort Worth. At the same time he taught karate in the basement. Later he taught karate at the Euless Recreational Center then opened his own dojo in Arlington in 1986. After twelve successful years he moved to his current location in Fort Worth, TX. and became Genjikai Karate and Tai Chi.



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