Shihan Manabu Murakami is known as a very elegant, swift, and quick fighter. He is a two times SKIF Kumite World Champion. Beside that he is an excellent teacher with amazing technical and didactic skills. He could display both while teaching an undergraduate class the Kata Heian Nidan at the Takudai Seminar 2018. The focus of his teaching was the right position of the shoulder blades which have to touch each other in order to create the kime (body tension).