|Born||May 3, 1931|
Iwate Prefecture, Japan
|Died||December 8, 2019(aged 88)|
|Style||Shotokan Karate, Judo, T'ai chi ch'üan|
|Teacher(s)||Gichin Funakoshi, Masatoshi Nakayama|
|Rank||10th dan karate, 2nd dan judo|
|Website||Shotokan Karate-Do International Federation|
Hirokazu Kanazawa (金澤 弘和, Kanazawa Hirokazu, 3 May 1931 – 8 December 2019) was a Japanese teacher. He taught Shotokan karate. 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.
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- Goodman, F. (2004): The practical encyclopedia of martial arts (p. 50). London: Lorenz Books. (ISBN 978-0-7548-1468-9)
- Smit, S. (2008): Karate (2nd ed.) (p. 21). London: New Holland. (ISBN 978-1-8477-3150-0)
- Fightingmaster.com: Hirokazu Kanazawa, Shihan, 10th Dan Retrieved on 18 February 2010.