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Katsutoshi Ishihara 9th Dan

Kancho Ishihara was born in Chiba, Japan. He started learning Karate in 1963 under Grandmaster Gogen

Yamaguchi, one of the most famous Karate teachers of modern times. Through his natural talent, discipline and hard work, Kancho Ishihara achieved the Black Belt 3rd Dan in 1968 and became an Instructor of the All-Japan Karate-Do Goju-Kai.

In the same year, he established the first Shoseikan Dojo in his hometown of Chiba, Japan. Since 1971, Kancho has travelled around the world promoting Goju-Ryu Karate. He has branches in Hong Kong, England, Canada, India, Taiwan and the United States. Today, there are over 50 Shoseikan Dojo throughout the world.

1963 Started learning Goju-Ryu Karate with Gogen Yamaguchi

1968 Made an Instructor of All-Japan Karate-Do Goju-Kai HQ

1968 Established Shoseikan in Chiba, Japan

1971 Achieved 4th Dan All-Japan Karate-Do Goju-Kai

1975 Achieved 5th Dan All-Japan Karate-Do Goju-Kai

1978 Achieved 6th Dan All-Japan Karate-Do Goju-Kai

2002 Achieved 8th Dan All-Japan Goju-Ryu Karate-do Ass

2006 Achieved 9th Dan All-Japan Goju-Ryu Karate-do Ass    

Level A Instructor            All-Japan Karate-Do Union Goju-Kai

Permanent Director          All-Japan Karate-Do Union Goju-Ka

Assistant HQ Chief           All-Japan Karate-Do Union Goju-Kai

                                            (Kanto area)

Director                             Chiba Province Karate-Do Union

Advisor                              Chiba Province Karate-Do Union

Director                             Sosa City Karate-Do Union

Chief Representative       All-Japan Goju-Ryu Karate-Do Ass

Director                             World Shoseikan Karate-Do 

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