Girolamo (Mimmo) Vermiglio

7. Dan Karate, 5. Dan Kobu-Do

Chief-Representative Mitsuya-Kai Germany

I started my Karate training under the instruction of Mimmo in 1987. Due to an announcement in the local press, our whole clique begun with Karate training. And so two evenings a week were spent in this small hall in Ludwigsburg. We had lots of fun, spilt lots of sweat simultaneously. From the beginning Mimmo I liked Mimmo because of his open and friendly manner. He is a hard instructor, but also fair. He is exposing every little mistake mercyless, but simultaneously offers ways to eliminate these mistakes. His Karate training has affected me and I owe him nearly everything.

Ren-shi Girolamo Vermiglio was born on September 29th, 1958 near Palermo on the island of Sicily (Italy). He begun his Karate training at the age of 14, but only three years later he came to the style of Hayasho-ha Shito-Ryu. Under the instruction of Soke Seinosuke Mitsuya - his Sensei - he begun to teach already in Italy.

Sensei Girolamo Vermiglio his Sensei - he begun to teach already in Italy. When he came to Germany in 1979, he was authorised to spread the Hayashi-ha Shito-Ryu here. In Ludwigsburg (Baden-Württemberg) he founded his fist club. In the early 1980s he begun to train Karate at the Dojo of Albrecht Pflüger in the Shotokan style. In this style he was tested for 3. Dan under national coach Günther Mohr.

Girolamo Vermiglio is official representative of Hayashi-ha Shito-Ryu, representativ of Hayashi-ha Shito-Ryu world organisation in Germany. He is president of KHSD e.V. Assistant of Soke Mitsuya at international level. He was consultantof the style Shito-Ryu in the "Deutscher Karateverband" (DKV) and KVBW, for several years. Member of the national examination board, national examiner A-licence and coutry judge KVBW A-licence for Kata and Kumite..

Sensei Girolamo Vermiglio Sensei Mimmo is also Dojo supervisor of the Hayashi-Ha-Honbu Dojo Germany at TSV Ludwigsburg.
Thanks to his intensive work Hayashi-ha Shito-Ryu was accredited by Karate organisation Baden-Württemberg (KVBW) 1983 and by "Deutscher Karate Verband" (DKV) 1993. Dank seiner intensiven Arbeit wurde das Hayashi-Ha-Shitoryu 1983 vom Karateverband Baden Württemberg (KVBW) und 1993 vom Deutschen Karateverband (DKV) anerkannt.

right picture: Soke Hayashi Teruo handed over the certificate of 6. Dan to Sensei Vermiglio in presence of Soke Mitsuya and granted him the title "Ren-shi" (October 2000)