A branch of the Golden Phoenix Tae Kwon Do was established in May 1999 in Japan, at the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS). ISAS is located in suburban Tokyo in Sagamihara City, Kanagawa prefecture. Golden Phoenix co-founder, Dr. Chris Pearson taught members of the community on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
The club members were a mixture of Japanese and permanent foreign residents. Chris gives commands and instructions in English and Japanese. The Japan group is very informal, with no uniforms, or grading system. However, the students work hard at the art and are a dedicated bunch.
The class is no longer held at ISAS but has moved to a nearby location, members of ISAS who have an interest please contact us!
These pages show the ISAS class and its memories.