Oshima Tsutomu


Oshima Tsutomu - 5th Dan


6 Aug 1930

Where Trained

Waseda University. Japan


Funakoshi Gichin, Egami Shigeru

& Hironishi Genshin

One of Funakoshi Gichin's last students, Tsutomu also trained with Egami Shigeru and Hironishi Genshin.

Oshima Tsutomu was awarded his 5th Dan in 1955 by Funakoshi Gichin, he decided that was to be his highest Dan, later that year he left the JKA and moved to America.

In 1956 he formed the South California Karate Association and in 1959 the Southern California Karate Association (SCKA), which in 1969 was renamed to the Shotokan Karate of America (SKA).

you may be interested in one of the books that Tsutomu Ohshima wrote;-

Notes on Training - Tsutomu Ohshima

Mental Karate: A Warriors Guide by Tom Muzila

(a direct student of the great Tsutomu Ohshima)

Mental Karate: A Warriors Guide by Tom Muzila

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