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This week in history (25 April – 1 May)

25 April On 25 April 1888, Chojun Miyagi, the founder of Goju-Ryu Karate, was born in Naha, Okinawa. 26 April On 26 April 1957, Gichin Funakoshi, the founder of Shotokan Karate, died in a Tokyo hospital, aged 88. His family and close student Shigeru Egami were at his bedside. On 26 April 1965, a touring …

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This week in history (26 April – 2 May)

26 April On 26 April 1957, Gichin Funakoshi, the founder of Shotokan Karate, died in a Tokyo hospital, aged 88. His family and close student Shigeru Egami were at his bedside. On 26 April 1965, a touring party from the JKA gave their third authorized demonstration in Britain. The party consisted of Taiji Kase, Hirokazu …

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Eddie Daniels

…. Karateka should train as martial artists and take part in sport, not train as sportsmen. The situation will be made worse if ever Karate gets onto the television – generations of kids will come to regard it just as a sport. Eddie Daniels Known for his speed and skill, Eddie Daniels was one of …

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Shigeru Kimura

Good overall technique evolves from a sound understanding of Karate basics. Shigeru Kimura Those who trained with Shigeru Kimura were in awe of him. Having a questioning nature, he was always looking to improve himself and his Karate. He was one of the youngest men to achieve the rank of 7th Dan. Shigeru Kimura was …

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Yoshinao Nanbu

…. As in any other martial arts, the fighter is only as good as they make themselves. Success will depend on the amount of effort personally expended. Some people make good fighters and some people do not. My method is similar to other martial arts – it contains the knowledge, the methods and skills, some …

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Tommy Morris

Scotland’s first black belt, Tommy Morris is an icon of Scottish Karate. He has been rightly called the “Father of Scottish Karate“. He has had many successful students, including David Coulter and Pat McKay. Many Scottish Karate-ka can trace their Karate lineage back to him. Tommy Morris was born in the Scottish city of Glasgow on …

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Henri Plee

Considered the “Father of European Karate”, Henri Plee is a true pioneer. He studied many martial arts with some of the world’s top masters. He held a 10th Dan in Karate, a 5th Dan in Judo, a 3rd Dan in Aikido and a 1st Dan in Kendo. He made it his mission to promote martial …

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This week in history (19 August – 25 August)

19 August On 19 August 2017 Henri Plee, the Father of European Karate, died in Paris, France. Held a 10th Dan in Karate, a 5th Dan in Judo, a 3rd Dan in Aikido and a 1st Dan in Kendo, it can be argued that no one has done more to promote Karate in Europe than …

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Cover Star: Yoshinao Nanbu

Yoshinao Nanbu, the founder of Sankukai Karate, began his Karate training while at university, under Shukokai founder, Chojiro Tani. In the 1960’s Nanbu was invited to compete in a number of French tournaments by Henri Plee. Below are some of the magazine covers to feature this phenomenal martial artist. 1977 February 1977 September 1977   …

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