Cover Star: Tsutomu Ohshima

Famed for his intense stare Shotokan master, Tsutomu Ohshima, is one of the last living masters to have trained with Gichin Funakoshi. A graduate of Waseda University, he trained with the legendary Shigeru Egami at the university’s Karate club. In 1957 he founded the first university Karate club in the USA at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). The following magazines feature this legend of Shotokan Karate:

July 1975 August 1979  March 1982
December 1982    June 2001
August 2003  October 2005  2007

Author: Patrick Donkor

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