Gichin Funakoshi, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Gichin Funakoshi

Japanese karateka

Date of Birth: 10-Nov-1868

Place of Birth: Shuri, Okinawa, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan

Date of Death: 26-Apr-1957

Profession: karateka

Nationality: Japan

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

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About Gichin Funakoshi

  • Gichin Funakoshi (?? ??, Funakoshi Gichin, November 10, 1868 – April 26, 1957) is the founder of Shotokan Karate-Do, perhaps the most widely known style of karate, and is known as a "father of modern karate".
  • Following the teachings of Anko Itosu and Anko Asato, he was one of the Okinawan karate masters who introduced karate to the Japanese mainland in 1922.
  • He taught karate at various Japanese universities and became honorary head of the Japan Karate Association upon its establishment in 1949.

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