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Artis Pabriks − Biographical Note

Dr. Artis Pabriks began his Martial Arts training with Kung Fu in 1988 and later continued with Karate. He obtained his first Sho Dan from the Yoshukai Karate Federation, under Sensei Eriks Annuskans. From 1997 to 1998, while living at International House in New York City, Artis trained under Jimmy Mora. Upon his return to Latvia, Artis tested for his San Kyū and received his certificate signed by Onaga Yoshimitsu Kaichō. In order to maintain the Shinjinbukan School's training requirements, Sensei Mora and Artis Pabriks traveled on a regular basis between Riga and New York City. 

In 2005, Artis received his Sho Dan certificate during Onaga Sensei's first visit to Latvia. In 2006, Artis visited the Shinjinbukan Honbu Dōjō in Okinawa during his official visit to Japan. In June 2007, Artis visited Okinawa a second time to train under Onaga Kaichō and received his San Dan.   

From 2004 to 2007, Dr. Pabriks served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs for the Republic of Latvia. From 2010 to 2014, he served as the Lativan Defence Minister since 2010. He is the official representative of Shinjinbukan in Latvia, and is actively involved with the Martial Arts community in his country.

On October 1st, 2014, Onaga Yoshimitsu Kaichō, the founder of the Shinjinbukan School in Okinawa, the rank of Yon Dan (4th Dan) awarded to Dr. Artis Pabriks. For reference, see Credentials (Certificates)

For more information, please contact Dr. Artis Pabriks by email at:


Gasshuku — Training Camps

Dr. Pabriks has participated in numerous Shinjinbukan Gasshuku (Training camps):

冬合宿、ラトビア − 2005年二月

Winter Gasshuku, Latvia — February 2005

In February 2005, I visited my deshi Dr. Artis Pabriks in Latvia for the first time. The main objective of my trip was to prepare for Onaga Sensei's first visit to Latvia, planned November 2005. During my time in Latvia, I trained with my Dr. Pabriks at his home Dōjō in Jūrmala. After reviewing some Katas, our time was mostly spent practicing Kakie and Iri Kumi..    Read more

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秋合宿、ニューヨーク市 − 2005年9月

Autumn Gasshuku, New York City — September 2005

In September 2005, my student Artis Pabriks, Minister of Foreign Affairs for the Republic of Latvia, visited New York to attend the General Assembly of the United Nations. As a dedicated Karate practicioner, Artis was able to include some training time with me into his itinerary. In the evenings, he went from a meetings at the United Nations, then a cocktail or dinner and straight to the Dōjō.    Read more

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秋合宿、ラトビア − 2005年11月

Autumn Gasshuku, Latvia — November 2005

In November of 2005, I visited Latvia a few days before Onaga Sensei's arrival to train and prepare my deshi Artis Pabriks.  Also, I visited Sensei Eriks Annuskans and his Dojo at the Martial Arts Neguss Club located in Jūrmala.    Read more

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ヨーロッパへの翁長良光会長の最初の訪問 − 2005年11月

Onaga Yoshimitsu Kaicho's first visit to Latvia and Europe — November 2005

Onaga Kaichō's first visit to Latvia and Europe took place from November 8 to 13, 2005, accompanied by his two senior deshi from Okinawa: his daughter Onaga Michiko and Miyahira Tōru.    Read more

冬合宿、神人武館本部道場、沖縄 − 2006年2月

Winter Gasshuku, Shinjinbukan Honbu Dōjō, Okinawa — February 2006

In February 2006, Artis Pabriks, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Latvia, visited Japan for the first time.  During his trip he also visited the Shinjinbukan Honbu Dōjō in Okinawa. A Martial Arts demonstration was performed for Artis and his delegation. Afterwards, training continued until past 2 AM...     Read more

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夏合宿、神人武館本部道場、沖縄 − 2007年6月

Summer Gasshuku, Shinjinbukan Honbu Dōjō, Okinawa — June 2007

On June 2007, the Minister of Foreign Affaires of the Republic of Latvia, Dr. Artis Pabriks made an official state visit to Japan, which included four days in Okinawa. On this occasion, Onaga Sensei was presented with the title of the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Latvia in Okinawa. This was the first Consulate of the European Union ever opened in Okinawa. Minister Pabriks has been my time Deshi and a member of Shinjinbukan for ten years.; So, in fact Onaga Sensei received this honorary title from his mago deshi (a deshi of a deshi), which implies a meaning similar to a grandchild.     Read more

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夏合宿、リ ガ、ラトビア − 2007年7月

Summer Gasshuku, Riga, Latvia — July 2007

On July 25th, 2007, Onaga Yoshimitsu Kaichō traveled to visited the Republic of Latvia from Okinawa, accompanied by his daughter Onaga Michiko Sensei, and by Arakaki Shunichi Sensei. Also in attendance, were Jimmy Mora from New York City; Jean-marie Perrier from Lyon, France; and members of Club Neguss, headed by Sensei Eriks Annuskans. This event was posible thanks to the support of Dr. Artis Pabriks and several other private donors.     Read more

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夏合宿、神人武館リガ道場、ラトビア − 2010年7月

Summer Gasshuku, Shinjinbukan Riga Dōjō, Latvia — July 2010

The 2010 Shinjinbukan Summer Gassshuku in Latvia was taught by Onaga Yoshimitsu Kaichō and Arakaki Shunichi Sensei.  It was hosted by Dr. Artis Pabriks and attended by participants from Latvia, United States, France, Germany, Italy and Israel.     Read more

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秋合宿、カザーレ・モンフェッラート道場、イタリア − 2010年10月

Autumn Gasshuku, Casale Monferrato, Italy — October 2010

From October 8th to 10th, 2010, Sensei Jimmy Mora (New York City, USA) taught a Gasshuku in Casale Monferrato, located near Milan, Italy. This event was hosted by our Shinjinbukai Affiliate in Italy, Sensei Luca Simonetti, exclusively for the European Shinjinbukan members.     Read more

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夏合宿、リガ、ラトビア − 2011年7月28日〜31日

Summer Gasshuku, Riga, Latvia — July 28 - 31, 2011

Twelve months after Onaga Kaichō's visit to Latvia, the 2011 Shinjinbukan Summer Gasshuku in Latvia took place from July 28 to July 31.  It was taught by Jimmy Mora Sensei and hosted by Dr. Artis Pabriks.     Read more

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冬合宿、リガ、ラトビア − 2012年3月26日〜30日

Winter Gasshuku, Riga, Latvia — March 26 to 30, 2012

The Shinjinbukan Riga Dōjō organized a Gasshuku from March 26 to March 30th, 2012. This event was open to a several martial artists from different schools around in Riga. The main instructor was Jimmy Mora Sensei assisted by Dr. Artis PabriksRead more

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ヨーロッパツアー、リガ、ラトビア − 2012年7月4日〜10日

European Tour, Riga, Latvia — July 4 - 10, 2012

In the summer of 2012, Onaga Yoshimitsu Kaichō toured the Shinjinbukan branches in Latvia and Germany. This European tour kicked off with the gasshuku hosted by Dr. Artis Pabriks in Jurmala, near Riga from July 4 to 10.     Read more

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Shōmeisho — Credentials (Certificates)

Yon Dan / 4th Dan

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