Shotokan

Masatoshi Nakayama (1913-1987)

Shotokan sports Karate is one of the four main styles of Karate in the world. The style was spread worldwide, guided by the JKA headquarters in Tokyo (Japan Karate Association), founded in 1949 with Masatoshi Nakayama in the lead.
Shotokan is the Japanese version of Gichin Funakoshi’s Karate. Later developed and modified by his son Yoshitaka Funakoshi.

The JKA style is based on Masatoshi Nakayama’s interpretation of Karate.

 

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