Tag: Hiroshi Noguchi

Tsutomu Ohshima

….at least my black belts know that what they are learning is not for the ego, or just for street use or for competition, but for their own soul and their own life. Tsutomu Ohshima Known for his serious, penetrating gaze, Tsutomu Ohshima was a direct student of Karate founder, Gichin Funakoshi. He was one …

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Mitsusuke Harada

Openness is very important for building human relationships. It is also important for developing Karate, with openness comes trust. Without these attributes how can an honest practice be developed? And without honest practice how can Karate development? It is impossible! Mitsusuke Harada Considered the “Father of Brazilian Karate” Mitsusuke Harada has proved to be an …

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This week in history (29 October – 4 November)

29 October On 29 October 1939 Shiro Asano was born in Tokyo.  A student of Masatoshi Nakayama, Asano attended the Takushoku University becoming a prominent member of the university’s famed Karate club. In 1957 he won the inaugural All Japan Universities Championship. This was followed by another win in 1958.  After graduating from university Asano enrolled on the Japan …

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This week in history (30 October – 5 November)

3 November On 3 November 1954, Master Mitsusuke Harada was awarded the rank of Godan (5th dan), presented to him by Master Gichin Funakoshi. Harada started his karate training in November 1943, under Genshin Hironishi, a student of Master Funakoshi. Harada received his Shodan (1st dan) in 1951. He started teaching Karate for the Physical Education department at Waseda University, …

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