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