The founder of school Kenwa Mabuni

                  

                   November 14, 1889

                   Born in Syuri, Okinawa.

 

 1903

                   At age of 14,he became a disciple of Ankou Itosu Sensei, the great master of

                   Syuri-Te.

 1908

                   At age of 19, he learned Naha-Te at Kanryou Higaonna with an introduction

                   from Tyoujyun Miyagi.

                   After graduation from junior high school, he became an police officer,and

                   learned Bou-Jyutsu, Sai-Jyutsu, and Sueishi-Ryu Boujyutu of Ryukyu's

                   traditional martial arts.

 1915

                   At age of 26, full mastership in Karate was given to him by both his teachers,

                   Itosu Sensei and Higaonna Sensei.

 1916

                   At age of 27, he opened Do-Jo at his house.

 1918

                   He established Karate Study Society. Later, he changed its organization and

                   name to Okinawa Karate Study Club.

                   April, 1929

                   At age of 41, he moved to Osaka, and opened Do-Jo on Tsurumi Bashi Dori,

                   Nishinari Ward. He eagerly diffused Karate.

 1934

                   He opened Karate Do-Jo, You Shu Kan in Osaka and he named Shito-Ryu after

                   both his teachers, Itosu Sensei and Higaonna Sensei.

                   March, 1939

                   He registered Shito-Ryu with Dai Nippon Butoku kai.

                   In July, the title, Karate Trainer, was given to him by Dai Nippon Butoku Kai.

                   May 23rd, 1952

                   Passed away at age of 63

 

 The head of school Kenei Mabuni

 

                    February 13th, 1918

                    Born in Syuri as a first-born son of Kenwa Mabuni, the founder of Shito-Ryu.

                    From his childhood, he got Karate lessons from his father, Kenwa.

 1945

                    After WW2, he taught and practiced Karate with Kenwa.

                    May 23rd, 1952

                    On Kenwa Mabuni's death, he succeeded to the second head of Shito-Ryu.

 1962

                    He visited Mexico to teach Karate. He also taught in Guatemala,

                    Honduras, USA and in many countries of the world from that moment.

 1972

                    He became an first grade referee of All Japan Karate-Do Federation.

                    January 15th, 1984

                    The Japan Martial Arts Distinguished Service Medal was given by

                    Nihon Budo Kyougi Kai.

                    March 17th, 1993

                    World Shito-Ryu Karate-Do Federation was established and he became its

                    president.

 

 

 The former president of Shito-Kai Manzou Iwata

 

                   February 9th, 1924

                   Born in Takinokawa, Kita ward, Tokyo.

 1930

                   He started practicing Jyu-Do, Ken-Do and Aiki-Do.

 1941

                   He entered Toyo University. He met Kenwa Mabuni Sensei at its Karate club.

 1943

                   Daien-Ryu Jyou-Jyutu head traditional technique was given by Seiko Fujita

                   Sensei, the 14th head of Kouga-Ryu Nin-Jyutu.

 1944

                   Kenwa Mabuni Sensei gave him the mastership in Shito-Ryu.

 1948

                   Seiko Fujita Sensei recognized him as a master of Nanban Sattou-Ryu. He became

                   a Karate coach at Nihon University Engineering School (at present, Nihon

                   University Department of Engineering).

 1950

                   He opened Renku Kan in Ikenohata, Ueno ward, Tokyo and started teaching.

 1951

                   He became a Karate coach at Toyo University Karate club.

 1960

                   He established Nihon Karate-Do Kai Eastern Japan headquarters and became its

                   president.

 1964

                   On establishment of All Japan Karate-Do Federation Shito-Kai, he became a

                   vice-president.

 1969

                   Became a Saitama Prefecture Karate-Do Federation vice-president and All Japan

                   Karate-Do Federation technical committee member.

 1972

                   Became an All Japan Karate-do Federation first grade referee.

 1980

                   On Eiichi Tanaka's death (at age of 78), he became the president at Shito-Kai.

 1993

                   The Japan Martial Arts Distinguished Service Medal was given.

                   June 4th, 1993

                   Passed away of heart failures.

 

 

 The President Ken Sakio

 

                January 2nd, 1922

                 Born in Tokyo.

 1939

 

    

 

  

                 Entered Toyo University and became a member of Karate club.

                 He practiced at Chouki Motobu Sensei, later at Kenwa Mabuni Sensei.

                 Also he went to Okinawa to study at Tyoujyun Miyagi, Tyoushin Chibana, and

                 Shinban Gushikuma Senseis.

 1942

                 The title Karate Trainer was given by Dai Nippon Butoku Kai.

 1949

                 He opened Do-Jo under the Kenwa Mabuni Sensei's guide (at present Seifu Kan).

                 He taught at Shimizudani High School Karate club and at Outemon High School

                 Karate club.

 1953

                 He taught Karate youths at Kansai University.

 1969

                 Became All Japan Karate-Do Federation technical committee member.

 1972

                 Became All Japan Karate-Do Federation first grade referee.

 1992

                 The Japan Martial Arts Distinguished Service Medal was given by Nihon Budo

                 Kyougi Kai.

 1993

                 On president Manzo Iwata's death, he became a president at All Japan Karate-Do

                 Federation Shito-Kai and at World Shito-Ryu Karate-Do Federation.

 1994

                 All Japan Karate-Do Federation gave him 9th grade.