About Shihan John

Shihan John Libiszewski is a 5th Dan in Okinawan karate and has over 40 years of experience in the martial arts. He is a Vietnam veteran having served in the Navy. Throughout his career in the arts he has competed internationally, performed numerous demonstrations and seminars promoting Okinawan karate, and continued to teach karate and self defense.


Group shot from Vietnam veteran Shihan John Libiszewski in front of an aircraft. Can you spot him?


Shihan John lying on a bed of nails, while Hanshi Al Mady smashed concrete blocks with a sledgehammer back in the day


Shihan John performing a brick break, displaying a well-conditioned hand.


Shihan John belt promotion back in the day