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Kancho Hirokazu Kanazawa

KANAZAWA HIROKAZU SOKE, SUPREME INSTRUCTOR (Born May 1931)
One of the world renowned and respected traditional karate masters alive 10th Dan. He is the first karateka to have won the notorious All Japan Karate Championship in 1957. Soke is one of few remaining karateka previledged to have studied under Master Gichin Funakoshi who brought Karate 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.

SHIGERU SAWADA EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
(Born Feb 1950)
 
Shigeru Sawada 9 DAN
Educated Kitazato University
74 JKA Kumite 3rd Place
76 JKF Kumite 1st Place
83 WCH G.Kumite 1st Place
91-09 WCH Gen.Mgr JAPAN Team
 

 

NOBUAKI KANAZAWA - KANCHO
(Born May 1972)
MANABU MURAKAMI - CHIEF INSTRUCTOR
(Born October 1966)
Nobuaki Kanazawa 8th Dan
Educated Taisho Univ.
SKI World Champion In 2000
SKI All Japan Champion in 1996-2000
Japan National Champion in 2004
Metropolitan Champion 3 times
JFK Champion 6 times
Manabu Murakami

8th Dan
Educated Takushoku University
SKI World Champion
In 1988, 1991, 1994

Ryusho Suzuki
(Born July 1968)
Shinji Tanaka
(Born December 1967)
Ryusho Suzuki 7th Dan
Educated International Budo University
2nd Place SKI World Championshipin 1988
Team Champion 1988
2nd SKIWorld
Champion in 2003
Shinji Tanaka 7th Dan
Educated Seta High School
3rd World Championship in 1994
2nd Place SKI World Championship in 1997
and in 2003
SKI Japan Champion 9 times
Fumitoshi Kanazawa
(Born May 1975)
Daizo Kanazawa
(Born August 1973)
Fumitoshi Kanazawa 6th Dan
Studied Toyo Univ.
SKI World Champion in 2006
SKI Japan Champion 7 times Since 2003
Daizo Kanazawa 6th Dan
Educated Takushoku University
SKI all Japan Champion in 2007, 2008
Jun Wakisaka
(Born March 1985)
 
Jun Wakisaka 3rd Dan
Educated Taisho Univ.
10th All Japan Kumite 1st Place
   

 

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