Kanazawa Kancho................

This is an extract from the Shotokan Karate-Do International Federation website, with particular emphasis on Kanazawa Kancho, who is the chief instructor, who trained under Grand Master Gichin Funakoshi, the founder of Shotokan Karate-Do.

Kanazawa Kancho (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.

Kancho Kanazawa 10th Dan - Chief Instructor Shotokan Karate-Do International FederationIn 1957 kumite champion (while nursing a broken wrist)
In 1958 kumite and kata champion.
Although he trained in Judo in his early years, Kanazawa Kancho took up karate whilst at University under the late headmaster of JKA shotokan, sensei Matsatoshi Nakayama. Kanazawa Kancho 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 Kancho 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.


As you can see, Kanazawa Kancho has direct links with the founder of Shotokan Karate, which is directly  linked with our club via our very own Chief Instructor Kato Kancho (9th Dan).
If you are like me and you are serious about your training, you can not afford to ignore Kanazawa Kancho and the Karate that he and sons promote world wide.
There is a huge amount of material that is available on the internet, which will open your Karate mind even further.
The link below will take you to a film where Kanazawa Kancho takes you on a Karate Journey from the begining through to the advanced stages of the art.
This is worth watching..............enjoy............



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