Master Wajih Aldarawish (1963), is the Technical Advisor to the Okinawan Karate School and Sensei to Chief Instructor Sensei Mohammed Qwareeq. He is also currently the Head of the Referees Committee within the Jordanian Karate Federation and holds degrees in Mathematics and Accounting.
Master Aldarawish started his Karate in the early 80's and obtained his 1st Dan in 1985 with the Egyptian Shihan Ahmed Metawea (7th Dan) who was the then Coach for the Jordanian Karate Team who played a vital role in the rise of the level of karate within Jordan and the Jordanian Karate Federation.
During his prime as an athlete Master Aldarawish became one of the best competitors in the country and was the Jordanian Gold Kata & Kumite Medalist consecutively in 1984, 85, 86, 87 and in 1988. In 1986 and 87 he also won the Team Kata & Team Kumite titles. He then went on in 1989 to also win the Gold Medal title for Kumite.
Master Aldarawish later became one of the best karate instructors in the country and since starting in 1990 with his first karate club, to date he has had 3 dojos and currently teaches at his own club Ghazi Karate Centre and his Sensei's, Shihan Metawea's club the Black Panther of Karate-Do in Amman, Jordan. Untill now the Jordanian Karate Federation has awarded 334 of Master Wajih Aldarawish's students the status of Black Belt or above. Another amazing achievement by Master Aldarawish is the total of 71 Gold, 58 Silver and 76 Bronze titles obtained from the biggest and most prestigious competition which happens in Jordan only once a year, the Jordanian Championships and International competitions since 1992.
Master Wajih Aldarawish is currently very active in the world of karate and travels nationally and internationally as a Karate Coach and Referee.
Technical Master Wajih Y. Aldarawish, 6th Dan Shotokan