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Hawaii Karate Pioneers

The Hawaii Karate Seinenkai has profiles of many of Hawaii's Karate pioneers, including (in alphabetical order):

  • Shuichi Agena, 1911 - 2001.
  • Kiyoshi Aihara, 1932.
  • Chonin Sanra Arakaki, 1894 - 1975.
  • Heizo Arakaki, 1915 - 1979.
  • Sadao Arakaki, 1895 - 1981.
  • Tomu Arakawa, 1925 - 1997.
  • Tetsuhiko Asai, 1935.
  • Sadao Asato, 1899 - 1987.
  • Taru Azama, 1900? - 1945?.
  • Takamasa Bingo, 1926 - 2003.
  • Joseph A. Bunch, 1938.
  • Tsuyoshi Chitose, 1898 - 1984.
  • William K. S. Chow, 1914 - 1987.
  • Lee Donohue, Sr., 1942.
  • Simeon Eli, 1912 - 1971.
  • Feliciano "Kimo" Ferreira, 1949.
  • Kenneth Funakoshi, 1938.
  • Taro Ginoza, 1889 - 1964.
  • Bruce Haines, 1934.
  • Hawaii Karate Kodanshakai, 1984.
  • Watoku Higa, 1888 - 1986.
  • Zenko Heshiki, 1938.
  • Shintei Higa, 1897 - 1994.
  • Tsutao ("Rubberman") Higami (1896 - 1972).
  • Morio Higaonna, 1938.
  • Kamesuke Higashionna, 1904 - 1968?
  • Kiyohisa Hirano, 1938.
  • Winfred E. S. Ho, Sr., 1927.
  • Robert Igarashi, 1914 - 2004.
  • Takeji Inaba, 1929.
  • G. Hisae Ishii-Chang, 1949.
  • Kanki Izumigawa, 1908 - 1969.
  • Hirokazu Kanazawa, 1931.
  • Kenwa Kanna, 1877 - 1950.
  • Kitaro Kawakami, 1895 - 1950.
  • Kitatsu "Kanshun" Kawamae, 1897 - ?
  • Richard Kim, 1917 - 2001.
  • Chinzen Kinjo, 1873 - 1962.
  • Chinyei Kinjo, 1899 - 1987.
  • Chokei Kishaba, 1931 - 2000.
  • Ishun Kishimoto, 1905 - 1981.
  • Kiyoshi Kiyabu, 1912 - 2005.
  • Mitsugi Kobayashi, 1923.
  • Bobby Lowe, 1929.
  • Shimpo Matayoshi, 1922 - 1997.
  • Patrick McCarthy, 1954.
  • James Mitose, 1916 - 1981.
  • Chojun Miyagi, 1888 - 1953.
  • Jimmy Miyaji, 1928.
  • Thomas Shigeru Miyashiro, 1915 - 1977.
  • Masataka Mori, 1932.
  • Seio Morikone, 1881 - 1977.
  • Pat Morita, 1932.
  • Tommy Morita, 1919 - 2000.
  • Choki Motobu, 1871 - 1944.
  • Chosei Motobu, 1925.
  • Kenneth Murakami, 1932 - 1992.
  • Wayne Muromoto, 1954.
  • Mizuho Mutsu, 1898 - 1970.
  • Fumio Nagaishi, 1926.
  • Shoshin Nagamine, 1907 - 1996.
  • Shigenobu Nakano, about 1926.
  • Seigi Nakamura, 1924 - 1999.
  • Pat Nakata, 1944.
  • Walter Nishioka, 1932.
  • Hidetaka Nishiyama, 1928.
  • Yukio Noguchi, 1927 - 1998.
  • Akio Nozoe, 1926 - 1987.
  • Seikichi Odo, 1926 - 2002.
  • Hironori Ohtsuka, 1892 - 1982.
  • Henry Seishiro Okazaki, 1890 - 1951.
  • Paul Ortino, Jr., 1954.
  • Masaichi Oshiro, 1926.
  • Toshihiro Oshiro, 1949.
  • Masutatsu ("Mas") Oyama, 1923 - 1994.
  • George "Big Boy" Oyasato, 1920 - 2000.
  • Edmund Parker, 1931 - 1990.
  • William H. Rabacal, 1925 - 1998.
  • Oki Shikina, 1904 - 1983.
  • Rodney Sadao Shimabukuro, 1948.
  • Carlton S. Shimomi, 1933 - 2002.
  • Katsuhiko Shinzato, 1939.
  • Koto Shiroma, 1904 - 1998.
  • Tatsuo Suzuki, 1928.
  • Tetsuo Toyama, 1882 - 1971.
  • Anthony "Tony" Troche, 1929.
  • Clarice Tsuchiya-Hirano, 1944 - 2003.
  • Seishin Uehara, 1901 - 1956.
  • Dr. Ryoon Uesato, 1883 - 1979.
  • Seiichi Urasaki, 1884 - 1966.
  • Ansei Uyeshiro, 1912 - 2001.
  • Kentsu Yabu, 1863 - 1937.
  • Gogen Yamaguchi, 1909 - 1989.
  • Paul Yamaguchi, 1925.
  • Sadao Yoshioka, 1922 - 1990.
  • Richard C. Kai Young, 1937.
  • Thomas S. H. Young, 1915 - 1995.
  • Hawaii has an important place in the history of Karate. Please visit the Hawaii Karate Seinenkai and Hawaii Karate Museum websites for more information.

    Respectfully,

    Charles C. Goodin