I am delighted to announce that we conducted the KAN-GEIKO, an annual New Year training event in Tokyo, on January 7th this year.
This year marks my 51st year as one of many disciples of SHORINJI-RYU KARATE.
I greatly appreciate the opportunity to have learned KARATE directly from the late ISAMU TAMOTSU, long time distinguished, eminent martial artist.
I sincerely accept the profound honor of being the sole and exclusive direct heir of the late ISAMU TAMOTSU and the *DOTO SHORINJI-RYU KARATE.
*DOTO :structured tradition, from master to trustworthy heir
At the beginning of this year, I pledged in front of the photo of the late ISAMU TAMOTSU at the YUSHINMON Headquarters in Tokyo, that I shall continuously and proactively dedicate myself to promoting the true value of KARATE throughout my lifetime. I shall treasure and respect the tradition surrounding the entire "TAMOTSU KEMPO", authentic KATAs including SEIRYU-SHICHIHO, AHNANKU, WANSHU, SEISAN, CHINTO, GOJUSSHIHO, BASSAI and KU-SHAN-KU along with ancient BUDOs such as BOJUTSU, SAI, JO, Dagger, JUJUTSU and IDORI.
Lastly, I wish all of you good health, happiness, and world peace.