Master (Sensei) of Karate and Self Defense
Qualification : Surveyor and Optometrist
At a young age he began practicing Martial Arts, privately with Ju-Jitsu, then in 1962 he continued with Judo, under the guidance of the famous Sensei Koike, at the Jigoro Kano in Milan. Later, in 1965, he was invited by Sensei Roberto Fassi and Sensei Venturelli to start a Karate course at the same structure, under the guidance of Sensei Fassi, then the 3rd kyu (Brown Belt), a title acquired in France; Karate was still a martial art unknown in Italy.
Thus began his adventure.
Among the many, the most important and significant arbitrages were:
1. 1975 World Championships (Los Angeles)
2. 1977 World Championships (Tokyo)
3. 1985 Intercontinental Championships (Turin)
4. 1996 Preparation World Championships (Okinawa)
5. He has also arbitrated all the E.A.K.F. and I.T.K.F European Championships from the year 1973 up to the year 1985.
Nishiama, Nakaiama, Shirai, Kase, Kanazawa, Enoeda, Nanbu, Shuk, Tokizu, Nagamine, Mataioshi, Ochi, Tanaka, Asahi, Kubota.
He led his students to fight on the French, Hungarian, Yugoslavian, Swiss, German, Belgian, Dutch, Russian and Japanese tatami, always achieving excellent results.
Maestro Francesco Corbella has dedicated 60 years of his life to the study of Karate-Do, considering this discipline extremely useful for the formation of better men; while admitting that everything is perfectible and that this is not the only way. He recognizes that it is easy to make mistakes and fall, the important thing, he asserts, is knowing how to get up again. Karate thinks he can teach it.
One day the Master wanted in some way to praise his Instructors, for their commitment, for their dedication to others, for their attained technical and educational ability. Not knowing how to do it then referred to an old and famous Japanese adage that recited them "... the best among the flowers is the cherry, the best among the men is the Samurai ..." then paraphrasing the Emperor, before forty-seven Ronin, he said "... here today I see only Samurai ...".