Hirokazu Kanazawa

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Hirokazu Kanazawa
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Born(1931-05-03)May 3, 1931
Iwate Prefecture, Japan
DiedDecember 8, 2019(2019-12-08) (aged 88)
StyleShotokan Karate, Judo, T'ai chi ch'üan
Teacher(s)Gichin Funakoshi, Masatoshi Nakayama
Rank10th dan karate, 2nd dan judo
WebsiteShotokan Karate-Do International Federation

Hirokazu Kanazawa (金澤 弘和, Kanazawa Hirokazu, 3 May 1931 – 8 December 2019)[1] was a Japanese teacher. He taught Shotokan karate.[2][3][4] He was the Chief instructor and President of the Shotokan Karate-Do International Federation, an organisation he founded after he left the Japan Karate Association (JKA). Kanazawa was ranked 10th dan in karate.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. https://shotokantimes.com/2019/12/09/update-hirokazu-kanazawa-has-passed-away/
  2. Goodman, F. (2004): The practical encyclopedia of martial arts (p. 50). London: Lorenz Books. (ISBN 978-0-7548-1468-9)
  3. Smit, S. (2008): Karate (2nd ed.) (p. 21). London: New Holland. (ISBN 978-1-8477-3150-0)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Fightingmaster.com: Hirokazu Kanazawa, Shihan, 10th Dan Retrieved on 18 February 2010.