Sensei Georgi Georgiev – Jossy is one of the most senior WSKF instructors in USA with over 40 years training and teaching Shotokan Karate. He has travelled to Japan many times to train and follows the philosophy and style as taught by Sensei Hitoshi Kasuya.



Sensei Georgi Georgiev – Jossy began his Karate journey in 1979. Training in this martial art fascinated him because of it’s inherent philosophy and combative training and discipline.
He is among the first holders of the “DAN” master’s degree in Shotokan karate in Bulgaria.
He had the fortune to train with a number of famous international instructors one of whom was Sensei Hitoshi Kasuya who in 1990 formed the World Shotokan Karate-do Federation. Sensei Georgi Georgiev – Jossy followed suit and in 2000 joined Kasuya Sensei at WSKF.


Co-founder of Martial Arts Club "Khan Asparuh". Shotokan instructor at
Martial Arts Club “Khan Asparuh”. When opened it was the biggest Karate club in the Balkans.


Participates in the organization of the first Karate tournament in Bulgaria for all styles. Wins 1st place in both Kata and Kumite - Individual, and 1st place in both Kata and Kumite - Team.


Earns 2 DAN and wins 1st place in Kata and 3rd place in Kumite at the First ITKF Traditional Karate Tournament


Establishes a representative office of ITKF in Bulgaria. As a representative of ITKF, he actively works for the establishment of traditional karate in Bulgaria and for the adoption of karate as an Olympic sport.


Establishes a WSKF office in Bulgaria and becomes Chief instructor of WSKF for Bulgaria.

SINCE 2004

Active participation in WSKF technical seminars. Participates as a referee in all World championships of WSKF.

SINCE 2017

Member of the Board of Bulgarian Shotokan Karate-do Federation. Chairman of the Technical Commission of Bulgarian Shotokan Karate-do Federation


Sensei Georgi Georgiev – Jossy has been a member of Shihan-kai of WSKF (World Shotokan Karate-Do Federation) since 2017.

The Shihankai consists of a small group of the most senior instructors. They provide advice and counsel to the Chief Instructor on all matters Technical and Administrative. In addition, they review decisions by the Technical Committee and other committees and make recommendations to the Chief Instructor as needed.

In according with the WSKF regulation Sensei Georgi Georgiev – Jossy’s title “Member Of Shihan-kai” was renewed on August 1st 2022 by the President of WSKF – Haruo Ueda and the Chief Instructor of WSKF – Sensei Hitoshi Kasuya.