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** 20th Anniversary celebrations **

Dear Representatives, members, friends and colleagues.

On January 11th 1998 we lost the head and founder of the Shukokai Karate Union Chojiro Tani Soke.

On the 28th May 1998 a Shukokai General meeting was held resulting in the inauguration of The Shito-Ryu Shukokai Karate-Do Union as the official successor to Tani sensei’s original Shukokai, with Yamada Haruyoshi Hanshi officially succeeding Tani sensei as its Head.

In 1999 Yamada Soke and I started the Shito-ryu Shukokai Karate-do Union Europe. Time has passed so quickly and we will soon be celebrating the 20th Anniversary of our international Organisation.


Our world organisation continues to grow and has currently approximately 10,000 members in 19 countries. We have a good relationship around the world with all our members and I believe this is the result of all your cooperation, efforts and most of all unity.

On the 15th March we will also be celebrating the land mark birthday of our leader Haruyoshi Yamada Soke. He will be 80 Years young!!!! I am hoping that all of our unions representatives together with any of your students who wish to attend, will be here in Japan to help us celebrate these two very auspicious occasions.


The 20th Anniversary of Yamada Ha Shito-ryu Shukokai Karate Do World Union will be held from the 20th March 2018, seminars, gradings and Yamada Ha Shito-Ryu Shukokai Gishinnkan cup. Together with other activities and celebrations.

As you can understand this will take a lot of organising so I would be most grateful if you could please let me know if you will be attending (Yes or No) as soon as possible.


Thank you for your valued support.

Tsutomu Kamohara


Please note that on 15th March 2016 the name of our union;



(The Shito-ryu Shukokai Karate-Do World Union) and was officially registered under Japanese law and is now subject to copyright.

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