Mamoru Yamamoto, Feb. 12th 2017 at 79 years of age. A student of Tsuyoshi Chitose the founder of Chito-ryu, Sensei Yamamoto was an active competitor in the tournament circuit throughout Japan and retired undefeated as the All Japan Karate Champion in 1961. His teacher Dr. Chitose then pronounced him the master of his own style calling it Yoshukan.He moved across the globe spreading the movement and his art of Yoshukan Soke Yamamoto He is remembered to have had an amazing vitality and energy to his art as to he had great humility. Known throughout the martial arts community, he will be greatly missed.
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