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Soke Yoneda

 

 

Tsutomu Yoneda
President

Shito-Ryu Karate-Do Shuyoukan

 

Nationality Japanese
Date of Birth 7th May, 1934
Education BA in Law from Kinki University, March 1958
Style Nippon Den Kenpo Karate-Do Shito-Ryu (Original)

 

Training / Teaching History

March 1949

Initiated training under Mabuni Kenwa Sensei (deceased), the founder of Nippon Den Shito-Ryu Karate-Do.

May 1952

Continued training under Soke Mabuni Kenei Sensei and Soke Mabuni Kenzo Sensei, both sons of the founder.

April 1954

Joined Kinki University Karate-Do Club.

April 1960

Supervisor to Kinki University Karate-Do Club.

January 1964

Graded to Shihan under the authorisation of Nippon Den Shito-Ryu Karate-Do Soke.

October 1964

Dainippon Karate-Do Kai Soke Mabuni Kenzo Sensei founded Osaka Dojo; appointed as Shihan.

January 1965

Graded 7th Dan under the authorisation of Nippon Den Shito-Ryu Karate-Do Soke.

January 1965

Founded Nippon Den Kenpo Shito-Ryu Karate-Do Shuyoukan.

October 1969

Chief Master at Singapore Shito-Ryu Karate Do Association.

October 1970

Singapore national team coach for the 1st World Karate Championships (WUKO) (Tokyo/Osaka).

October 1972

Studying of Goju-Ryu Karate-Do under Tomoharu Kisaki Sensei (deceased), President of Goju-Ryu Karate-Do Yuishinkan.

March 1973

Singapore national team coach for the 1st Asia-Pacific Karate Championships.

September 1979

Graded 7th Dan under the authorisation of All Japan Collegiate Karate Federation.

November 1979

Graded 7th Dan under the authorisation of Japan Karate-Do Federation.

April 1983

Participated in Goju-Ryu Karate-Do Kata Course.

February 1993

Graded 8th Dan under the authorisation of Nippon Den Shito-Ryu Karate-Do Soke.

Former Appointments

Accredited Referee/Judge and Supervisor at All Japan Collegiate Karate Federation Director of the Grading Committee at Kansai Collegiate Karate Federation Director at All Japan Collegiate Karate Federation, 1965 – 1995 Standing Director at Kansai Collegiate Karate Federation, 1965 – 1995 Executive Secretary at Dainippon Karate-Do Kai, 1964 – 1970

Current Appointments:

Councillor at Kansai Collegiate Karate Federation Competition Supervisor at Kansai Collegiate Karate Federation Grading Examiner at Kansai Collegiate Karate Federation Consultant to Kobushi Kai, a society of Kinki University Karate-Do Club members Chairman/Shihan at Nippon Den Kenpo Shito-Ryu Karate-Do Shuyoukan Chairman/Shihan at Shito-Ryu Karate-Do International (Shuyoukan) Australia Technical Advisor at Shito-Ryu Karate-Do Association (Singapore) Technical Advisor at Asian Shito-Ryu Karate-Do Federation

Current Certifications:

Shihan under the authorisation of Nippon Den Kenpo Shito-Ryu Karate-Do Soke 8th Dan under the authorisation of Nippon Den Shito-Ryu Karate-Do Soke 7th Dan under the authorisation of All Japan Collegiate Karate Federation (A.J.C.K.F.) 7th Dan under the authorisation of Japan Karate-Do Federation (J.K.F.)