設立の歴史 History


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In 1972 Nakayama Masatoshi Shihan chose the name of the first place he stayed at when studying in China for the name of his newly finished personal dojo: Hoitsugan. The name most closely translates as “the place where people with similar goals practice and study together”. One of Nakayama Shihan's desires was to develop and expand karate worldwide as a means of fostering friendships and improved international relations. To this end, Shihan made his personal dojo in the basement of his apartment building along with a small dormitory for international karate-ka to come and stay. Over the years hundreds, if not thousands, have stayed, lived and enjoyed training in this remarkable place.

Today Kawawada Sensei with the support of Mrs. Nakayama continues to carry on the legacy of Nakayama Shihan.

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