Kevin Funakoshi at 1984 Ozawa cup. 1st place men's kumite.
KAH picnic mid '70s. Since karate was at it's height in the '70s, 300 plus people attended the picnic which lasted all day and had delicious food and games between the dozen affiliate dojos on Oahu.
Akiyama Sensei is known for his powerful sweeps which many can attest to flying in the air.
A powerful sweeper and lighting fast jodan mawashi geri which could amaze you with his control, or knock you out.
Exciting balloon throwing contest at the KAH picnic mid to late '70s.
KAH group in the '70s.
Puck's Alley dojo in the '70s.
Senior senseis in the 70 plus kata division.
Competing with George Sasano with Nakayama Sensei as the Chief Judge.
Post tourney group shot with Nakayama Sensei.
Competing with Frank Smith under Nishiyama Sensei.
With a long time student in Puerto Rico, Omar Vera.
KAH team kumite champions who defeated Japan's all star team in 1969.
With Demura and Ozawa sensei.
1994 Team Kata Champions from Morocco at the 2nd Funakoshi Cup in England.
Performing Nijushiho under chief judge, Nakayama Sensei.
With International kata champion for over 20 years, Waldemar Nogalski.
With the great kumite champion, Tanaka Sensei
Kumite with James Yabe under Okazaki Sensei as chief judge.
Warming up prior to kata division in the Congress tournaments in the '80s.
Group shot after Kevin winning 1st place kumite at the 1984 Ozawa Cup.
A mixed class of KAH students and JKA womens group being taught by Asai Sensei in the early '80s.
Glen West and Kyle Funakoshi at the 1990 50th State Championships in Hawaii.
The very First meeting in 1961 of the Hawaii Karate Congress. Many senseis from different styles formed the congress to promote the art of karate through tournaments. Instructors that attended the the historical meeting were: Hirokazu Kanazawa, T Izumikawa (Goju Kai founder), and M. Koike. Second row: Victor Takemori, Carlton Shimomi, Winfred Ho, Stanley Ono, and Kenneth Murakami. Thrid row: James Miyagi, Tommy Morikawa, Mitsugi Kobayashi, and Richard Kajiyama.
2002 Hawaii Karate Kondansha Kai.
KAH at Puck's Alley in the 70s.
1980 KAH team kumite champions who dominated Hawaii and California tournaments.