Hironishi Genshin


Hironishi Genshin (Motonobu)



Where Trained

Waseda University. Japan


Funakoshi Gichin, Egami Shigeru



Another of Funakoshi Gichin's students, Hironishi Genshin (Also known as Motonobu) was one of the last great masters. A close friend of Funakoshi Yoshitaka, and together with Funakoshi Gichin and Egami Shigeru the group were responsible for the development of Japanese Karate-Do.

Hironishi Genshin succeeded Egami Shigeru as Chief Instructor of the Shotokan Dojo after Shigeru's death in 1981. He was also the President of the Japan Shotokai Karate-Do until his death in 1999.

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