Blackbelt Kyudan (9th Dan)
Our Soke, Kancho Katsutoshi Ishihara was born in Chiba Prefecture in Japan. He started learning Karate in 1963 under the direction of Gogen Yamaguchi, one of the well-known Karatedoka of the World.
Through natural talent, discipline and hard work, Kancho Ishihara acheived Blackbelt 3rd dan and entitled as Shidoin under All-Japan Karate-do Goju Kai in 1968. In the same year, he established the first Shoseikan dojo in his hometown, Chiba, Japan.
Since 1971, Kancho had travelled around the World promoting Goju-Ryu Karate. The fellowship includes the countries of South Africa, Dubai, India, Hong Kong, Taiwan, United States and Canada. Today, there are over 50 Shoseikan dojo around the World.
- All Japan Karatedo Federation Gojukai National Class A Instructor (A-12)
- All-Japan Karatedo Federation Gojukai Executive Director
- All Japan Karatedo Federation Gojukai Kanto Area Deputy General Manager
- Chiba Karatedo Federation Executive Director and Counselor
- Chiba Prefecture Karatedo Federation guarantor
- Yokaichi Karatedo Federation Chairman (Chairman) Tosou District
- All Japan Gojuryu Karatedo Association President
- All Japan Shoseikan Karatedo Soke
- President of World Shoseikan Karatedo (WSK)
Started Karate with Gogen Yamaguchi at Oshiage Dojo
April 13, Shoseikan established in Funabashi City, Chiba Prefecture,
Became an Headquarter Instructor at All Japan Karatedo Gojukai
Started overseas guidance with Tasaki Shihan and Ishihara members (USA, Canada, Philippines, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Africa, etc.)
November 1, achieved All Japan Karatedo Gojukai 4th Dan
March 1, Japan Karatedo Gojukai Renshi Awarded
Japan Budo Festival (Karate club model Kumite)
November 22, completed the 1st All-Japan Karatedo Federation Gojukai Leader Training Course
Judge of the All-Japan Karatedo Federation 2nd National Convention
December 1, achieved All-Japan Karatedo Gojukan (from Kengen Yamaguchi) 5th Dan.
December 1, Appointed to be the Vice Chairman of the All Japan Karatedo Federation Gojukai Kanto District Guidance
May 29, Gogen Yamaguchi awarded a dojo establishment certificate
Yokoshiba Town Dojo, Chiba Prefecture has established.
February 12, achieved All Japan Karatedo Federation Gojukai 6th Dan
September 1, became Kanto District Headquarters Qualification Examination Committee, All Japan Karatedo Federation
Shoseikan Headquarters Dojo established in Sosa City, Chiba Prefecture (currently WSK International Shoseikan Headquarters Dojo)
April 1, became Japan Karatedo Federation Kanto District Leadership Division Deputy Director
September 4, the first karate performance at the National Theatre (composition and direction by Mr. Motoie Kaike and Daisuke Fujima)
January 30, established and became the representative of All Japan Goju-Ryu Karatedo Association
Achieved All Japan Goju-Ryu Karatedo Association 8th Dan
Started overseas guidance with members of Shoseikan (Dubai, India, Canada Vancouver, Toronto, UK)