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Community News For The Valley Edition

Community News For The Valley Edition

Association Of Women's Martial Arts Instructors Hall Of Fame

SAN DIEGO, CALIF. — Avon's own Shihan Nahid Farzinzad was inducted into the Association of Women's Martial Arts Instructors Hall of Fame on Feb. 24. The AWMAI Hall of Fame leaders seek out women instructors, who have earned senior level ranking in various Martial Arts styles and have at least 30 years of experience in their discipline.

Shihan has studied Kyokushin Karate for the past 33 years as a student of her husband, Kaicho David Farzinzad, the founder of the International Kyokushinkai Union and owner of Avon Karate.

In Tokyo, she earned her third degree black belt under Sosai Masotatsu Oyama, the...

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