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This week in history (19 July – 25 July)

19 July On 19 July 1957 Hoang Nam, working on behalf of the French Karate Federation, conducted his first lesson and grading for the British Karate Federation (BKF) at 12 Maybush Road, Hornchurch, Essex. On 19 July 1957, the first black and white film was taken by Independent Television News (ITN) showing Karate training in …

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This week in history (13 August – 19 August)

14 August On 14 August 1934 the founder of American Goju-ryu Karate, Peter George Urban, was born in Jersey City, USA. Serving in the US Navy he was stationed in Yokohama, Japan. In 1953 he began studying Karate as a student of Richard Kim. In 1954 he was transferred to Tokyo. There he was introduced by Kim to Masutatsu Oyama and Gogen Yamaguchi …

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