Cover Star: Taiji Kase

Considered one of the best ever Shotokan practitioners, Taiji Kase trained under some of the greatest Shotokan master. This included Gichin Funakoshi, Yoshitaka Funakoshi, Shigeru Egami, Genshin Hironishi and Masatoshi Nakayama. It was Kase that led the JKA delegation, including Hirokazu Kanazawa, Keinosuke Enoeda and Hiroshi Shirai, that gave a series of demonstrations introducing the World to the JKA’s brand of Karate. Below are some of the magazine covers to feature this great Shotokan master, considered to be one of the best instructors to come out of the JKA

 November 1988  November 1989  August 1990
July 1995   May 1996  November 2001 


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