KANAZAWA HIROKAZU SOKE

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ANAZAWA HIROKAZU SOKE, SUPREME INSTRUCTOR (Born May 1931)
One of the world renowned and respected traditional karate masters alive 10th Dan Karate Championship in 1957. Soke is one of the governing members Giochi Funakoshi who brought out from Okinawa Island to mainland Japan and opened Shotokan Dojo in Tokyo.

In 1978, Kanazawa Soke set up SKIF (Shotokan Karatedo International Federation). SKIF is now the worlds largest Shotokan Karate Association under one chief instructor, having substantial members in over 130 countries.

KANAZAWA HIROKAZU SOKE, SUPREME INSTRUCTOR (Born May 1931)
Kanazawa Soke
(10th Dan Black Belt) is one of the world most renowned and respected traditional karate masters of all time.  He is the first karateka to have won the notorious All Japan karate Championship.

In 1957 kumite champion (while nursing a broken wrist)
In 1958 kumite and kata champion

Although trained in Judo in his early years, Kanazawa Soke took up karate whilst at University under the late headmaster of JKA shotokan, sensei Matsatoshi Nakayama. Kanazawa Soke is also one of the few remaining karateka privileged to have studied under Master Gichin Funakoshi, the famous Okinawin schoolteacher who brought karate to mainland Japan from Okinawa and founded the Shotokan style.

In 1978, Kanazawa Soke set up SKIF (Shotokan Karatedo International Federation). SKIF is now the worlds largest Shotokan Karate Association under one chief instructor, having several million members in over 130 countries.