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Kancho Matsushima

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Kancho Yoshikazu Matsushima was born on April 23rd, 1947.

Kancho Matsushima started training karate at the Ikebukuro dojo in Tokyo, Japan in 1965.

He was a student of Sosai Masutatsu Oyama.

He has taught karate throughout the world, has appeared in magazines, television shows

and movies promoting the Kyokushinkai Karate.

Yoshikazu Matsushima was selected by Sosai Oyama to appear in the Kyokushin book

"Advance Karate".

In 1989 he was presented with a prestigious honour for his contribution to Kyokushin

Karate, by Sosai Oyama!



As one of the very first Branch Chiefs appointed, Matsushima, Kancho has been training, teaching, and promoting Kyokushin for more than 35 yrs.

He is totally dedicated to, and focused on the preservation and positive growth of Sosai's karate!

Yoshikazu Matsushima was elected as President of the International Karate Organization

Matsushima Group in November of 1998.

Kancho continues to travel around the world sharing his knowledge and expertise

of the "Kyokushin" style of karate.

Kancho was awarded with 9th Dan by Country representatives and Branch chiefs

at the 2nd Kyokushin Full Contact Cup 2006 in Sydney, Australia.









  • Sensei Alexei after a personal training with Kancho at Shihan Roman Dojo in Montreal.

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