This week in history (19 March – 25 March)

On 20 March 1928 Gichin Funakoshi gave a Karate display, with fifteen of his students, at the Sainei-kan Training Hall located within the Imperial Palace grounds.The demonstration was given after an invitation by the Imperial Household.

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On 20 March 1955 The Japan Karate Association (JKA) was founded. Masatoshi Nakayama was appointed the Chief Instructor of the JKA and Masatomo Takagi was appointed its Secretary of the association.

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On 20 March 1957 Paul Mead, a former SKI British, European and World Champion, was born.

Author: Patrick Donkor

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