Jamsheed Jamsheed was born in 1948 in Nishabour, Iran and started karate in 1968. He joined JKA America with Nishiyama Sensei in Los Angeles in 1970 after he enrolled at the University of Southern California to study engineering.After his return to Iran, Jamsheed co-founded the Iran Karate Association and established an affiliation with JKA in 1976. He met Abe Sensei in JKA and made a strong, lifelong relationship with him.
He served as the President of Iran Karate Association in 1978-1980. With his rigorous yet humble karate instruction technique, he has created a lot of young leaders. Jamsheed is well-known as one of the great leaders who contributed to the rise of the current Iranian karate in the world. He received a 7th Dan in 2006. For many years of his great achievement, he received a 9th Dan from the Iran Karate Federation in 2019. The 8th Dan from JSKA was awarded to him in 2013. He is also the Author of “Shotokan Karate-Do” (2004) and “Karate, My Way of Life” (2019). Jamsheed is a Senior Director of JSKA HQ.