Shigeru Egami (1912-1981)

Shotokai is the organization originally formed in 1930 by Gichin Funakoshi to teach and spread Karate-Do. The organization promotes a Karate style that complies with Funakoshi’s teachings, that contests are contrary to Karate’s essence.

Shotokai is the Japanese version of Gichin Funakoshi’s Karate. Later developed and modified by his son Yoshitaka Funakoshi. The further development of the style is attributed to Shigeru Egami.


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