Hirokazu Kanazawa Sokefleeting
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Hirokazu Kanazawa Soke (May 1931 - Dec 2019) - Shotokan Karate-Do International Federation
one of the few remaining karateka privileged to have studied under Master Gichin Funakoshi, the famous Okinawin schoolteacher who brought karate to mainland Japan from Okinawa and founded the Shotokan style.
Kanazawa Soke set up SKIF (Shotokan Karatedo International Federation). SKIF is now the worlds largest Shotokan Karate Association, having several million members in over 130 countries.