Kanazawa Hirokazu


Kanazawa Hirokazu


1931 Iwate, Japan.

Where Trained

Takushoku University.


Funakoshi Gichin

Current Grade

10th Dan. April 2000, Bali

Kanazawa Hirokazu has become a master in karate as a sport, taking part and becoming champion of Kumite and Kata competitions throughout Japan in the mid/late 1950's.

In 1956 he joined the Japan Karate Association (JKA). He was Chief Instructor in Hawaii and the United States in 1960, and Chief Master in England and Germany 1964.

After leaving the JKA in 1977 he establishes the Shotokan Karate-do International Federation (SKIF).

In April 2000, while in attendance at the 7th SKIF World Championships in Bali he was awarded 10th Dan.

The five teachings of Master Kanazawa:

The five principles taught by Master Kanazawa Hirokazu - the founder and president (Kancho) of SKIF;-

  • To instruct and promote the growth of Karate-do.
  • To promote good physical training for long life.
  • To teach correct Karate spirit and Karate technique.
  • To promote harmonious relationships with all Karate-Ka.
  • To avoid the single minded sport purpose.

click here for some of his books.......

Shotokan Karate International Kata: Volume 1

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