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Sensei Tomosaburo Okano

Founder of Kenkojuku Shotokan Federation Master Tomosaburo Okano was born in 1922 and was a direct student of Master Gichin Funakoshi and his third son Master Yoshitaka (Gigo)... More

Sensei Gichin Funakoshi

Early life Gichin Funakoshi was born in Shuri, Okinawa in the year of the Meiji Restoration around 1868 to ethnic Okinawan parents and originally had the family name ... More

In Memoriam - A Tribute to Kenneth Hutchinson by Maryellen Lo Bosco

A Tribute to Kenneth Hutchinson, 1947-2003 Where shall I turn now When I am in need of a friend? At Takasago, even aging stately pines cannot replace lost friends. —Fujiwara... More

From "China Hand" to "Empty Hand" by Ray Reddy

A Brief History of Shotokan Karate At the all-Japan athletic exhibition at Ochanomizu in 1922, a poor provincial schoolteacher from Okinawa demonstrated, by means of scrolls and... More