Born in 1961, Andrea Guarelli is a Master of Goju-Ryu
Karatedo and Matayoshi Kobudo. He was an Italian champion in kumite
and vice European champion.
Guarelli devoted himself to the study of martial arts of Okinawa. Currently 8th Dan Kyoshi in both disciplines, he owns and teaches at Junshinkan dojo, which he founded in 1977. He is president of both the Italian Association of Okinawa Kobudo (AIKO) and the International Matayoshi Kobudo Association (IMKA). He also serves as technical director of Okinawa Karatedo Italy (OKI). Guarelli holds seminars worldwide, has published several books on Okinawan martial arts, and resides in Verona, Italy.