Masatoshi Nakayama, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Masatoshi Nakayama

martial artist

Date of Birth: 13-Apr-1913

Place of Birth: Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan

Date of Death: 15-Apr-1987

Profession: karateka

Nationality: Japan

Zodiac Sign: Aries

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About Masatoshi Nakayama

  • Masatoshi Nakayama (?? ??, Nakayama Masatoshi, April 13, 1913 – April 15, 1987) was an internationally famous Japanese master of Shotokan karate.
  • He helped establish the Japan Karate Association (JKA) in 1949, and wrote many textbooks on karate, which served to popularize his martial art.
  • For almost 40 years, until his death in 1987, Nakayama worked to spread Shotokan karate around the world.
  • He was the first master in Shotokan history to attain the rank of 9th dan while alive, and was posthumously awarded the rank of 10th dan.

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