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Passing of Gibu Sokuichi sensei



Gibu sensei in his dojo in September 2011

It is with great sadness that we have to announce the decease of Gibu Sokuichi sensei, head of the Okinawa Karatedo Shorin-ryu Butokukan. He passed away due to a brain hemorrhage on August 27, 2012 at the age of 72. A great karateman and a marvelous gentleman, he was the best example of a true karate master. Our sincere condolences to his family and his students. May he rest in peace in heaven.

Leading the Butokukan demonstration during the 2009 World Tournament