“Kaiho Itosu” (Itosu-kai Journal) vol 65 was published
Itosu-kai Journal Vol 65. (January 2019) 19 Pages.
Calligraphy "Nothing" by Late Master Ryusho Sakagami.
“Kaiho Itosu” (Itosu-kai Journal) vol 65 was published in January 2019.
It is Itosu-kai Japan’s official news magazine and it is issued three times in a year.
It has been covering many events of Itosu-kai Japan for over 20 years.
We would like to introduce some articles here a little by little.
"The first Shihan License in Itosu-kai."
The photograph is provided by Sensei Nao Miura (Shofu-kan Dojo)
The first Shihan License was bestowed upon the late Sensei Hiroyuki Miura on October 1st, 1956. At that time, the license was issued under the name of “Itosu-ha Kenpo Karatedo” instead of Itosu-ryu Karatedo. Sensei Hiroyuki Miura was the longest member of Japan Karatedo Itosu-kai, and he was the supreme advisor of IKIF.
"Itosu-kai Kansai Region Junior Championships."
(October 21st, 2019. Venue: Kadoma Sports Center, Osaka)
Actual number 400 competitors gathered in this tournament. The age varies from kindergarten till high school. In a part of high school students’ division, we used JKF Shitei-kai (JKF mandatory Katas), but we basically needed to do the only Itosu-ryu katas in this championship.
In the tournament, we made some rules: #1 Showing proper respect and bow to a referee and an opponent, #2 No shouting for threatening opponents, #3 No showing guts pose. Because of that, competitors showed their ability enough and we were able to see a wonderful tournament.
(Chief Referee Kazunori Ito)