Category: Family Tree

Family Tree: Shotokan Karate – Pre 1945

Gichin Funakoshi, a school teacher from the island of Okinawa, arrived in Japan in 1922. He had come to Tokyo to take part in the 1st Annual Athletic Exhibition, hosted by the Ministry of Education. Following his display at the exhibition, there was plenty of interest in what Funakoshi was showing. He stayed on in …

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