SOKE HIROKAZU KANAZAWA PASSED AWAY ‘PEACEFULLY’ ON THE 8TH ‘DECEMBER’, 2019 AT THE ‘BLESSED RIPE OLD’ AGE OF 88 YEARS OLD
HIS FUNERAL WILL ‘STRICTLY BE A FAMILY AFFAIR’.
‘THE’ SKIF OFFICIAL FAREWELL ‘TO SOKE’ PARTY ‘WILL BE’ SCHDULED AT THE TIME OF THE 7TH SKIF INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR. IN MARCH 2020.
The third international seminar SKIF was held in Tokio with the participation of SKIF CZ members with a total of 26 classes for 3 groups of participatns, divided by technical degrees.
Trainings was conducted besides the Honbu dojo instructors Manabu Murakami, Nobuaki Kanazawa, Daizo Kanazawa, Fumitoshi Kanazawa, Shinji Tanaka and Ryushi Suzuki also with very special guests: Shihans Masaru Miura, Shiro Asano, Hiroshi Ishikawa and Rikuta Koga. The seminar thus had the strongest possible cast of instructors.
There was also the Soke Hirokazu Kanazawa, who was presented at the opening ceremony and also was watching the classes for students and also for referees led by Manabu Murakami shihan. Soke Kanazawa also actively led the gradings for black belts, which the seminar was completed on Sunday afternoon. There was in the officcial program also Saturday night party, Monday’s celebrating Hanami at the Honbu dojo, but also two meetings for representatives of the federations who was talking about the upcomming World Championships SKIF in Jakarta. At one of the meetings led by Manabu Murakami shihan was discussed the vision of categories, mandatory protectors, logos on karate-gi for future championships and also European chamiponship SKIF 2017 in Hradec Králové.
SKIF CZ members have attended amazing seminar with the top Shotokan instructors from Takushoku University, where the university karate’s club was funded around 1924 and has produced many prominent karate instructors. Sensei Naka (7th Dan JKA Manager Tokyo Japan) and sensei Murakami (7th Dan Chief Instructor SKIF) demonstrated advanced methods of training karate techniques within the 3 days. The seminar alternated movement theory, practice methodology, to physically demanding burden of the more than 500 participants in two halls who have really enjoyed it. The seminar oversaw Hanshi Asano (9th Dan Chief Instructor SKIEF, SKI-GB) and Shihan Nagai (8th Dan Chief Instructor SKIF Deutschland).