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Personnel

Makoto Kishi
President

Why TMK?

“I volunteer for TMK because… the kids are part of my life and they are my family. The kids mean everything to me. Watching the kids grow and bloom like a Golden Poppy is what keeps me going everyday. This is my life’s work. This is my passion!”

Tsubasa Kishi
Vice President

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Andy Hamamura
Secretary

Why TMK?

“TMK is a family. I’m moved by how our family supports one another wholeheartedly to allow each of us to grow as individuals. Though we’ve encountered many people come and go, the lessons and family-like bond is engraved in us forever.”

Shuko Iwata
Head Instructor

Why TMK?

“I love that TMK has multiple life lesson building foundations; soccer, education, and volunteering. I truly believe in the message behind the organization in which we strive to enrich the lives of our adolescents to be team players, to aim for academic excellence, and to keep an open heart to give back to the community. As an active volunteer, this experience has been extremely fulfilling and I feel blessed to be surrounded by like-minded people and that I can consider myself as a small part of the TMK family.”

Brandon Matsumoto
Public Relation

Why TMK?

“I chose to volunteer for TMK because of the underlying principles of education and volunteering. This organization helps kids learn the importance of education for their future as well as giving back to the community that they were raised in. The leadership within this organization is amazing and their passion has become mine as well.”

Takuya Kubo
Head Coach

Why TMK?

“TMK has come a long way since its beginning with a small group of about 5 or 6 kids to over 50 kids today. I feel privileged to have been able to meet all these kids since the start of this organization and proud that I was able to contribute to their growth as both players and as people. I truly believe in what TMK represents and hope to continue contributing as much as I can for the kids.”

Moto Yamada
Coach

Why TMK?

“The fondest memories of my childhood are all mostly soccer. Through TMK, I hope that kids are able to create their own set of memories to treasure for the rest of their lives.”

Wesley Crawford
Coach

Why TMK?

“As I started to work with the kids, I saw how much they looked up to me as they tried their hardest to learn what I was teaching. The most rewarding part about coaching is when the kids successfully uses a skill you taught then and eagerly asks, “Did you see that, coach?!” The glow on their smiles is what motivates me to become their ideal role model.”

Anju Takei
Coach

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Go Ishinabe
Coach

Why TMK?

“I have been learning and inspired by the coaches of TMK since I was in middle school. After graduating, I wanted to take the next step to grow as a mentor and pass on the teachings I’ve gathered over the years to the next generation.”

Ryo Matsuzaki
Coach

Why TMK?

“I was a part of TMK Soccer before it was an official organization. I chose to become a coach to pass on what I have learned from my coaches.”

Youki Yoshida
Coach

Why TMK?

“I grew up learning soccer at TMK. Me, coaching the younger kids, is my way of giving back to the coaches that once taught me. I see TMK as not only a learning place for the kids, but a place for me to grow as well.”

Yoshi Marumo
Coach

Why TMK?

“TMK has brought me joy in playing and coaching soccer with highly motivated kids. We all strive and help each other nurture to become great soccer players and individuals. TMK exemplifies the meaning of a wonderful community and I am grateful to be part of this organization.”

Joe Takeuchi
Coach

Why TMK?

“TMK is an organization that connects all of us together. I enjoy seeing these kids improve day by day and learn a great deal from them, as well. I feel very fortunate to be surrounded by these wonderful kids and every time spent with them develops into an “unforgettable memory.” TMK is a part of my lifestyle now, and I am happy to have the opportunity to work beside these mentors.”

Lina
Coach

Why TMK?

“I was part of TMK since middle school where I enjoyed playing soccer and made many memories with my teammates and coaches. I chose to coach not only to pass on what I was taught, but for the kids to have as much fun as I did.”