Hitoshi Kasuya 9th Dan. Born 1948

Kasuya Sensei was a principal student of Kanazawa for many years and headed the international division of Shotokan Karate International (SKI).

Kasuya Sensei graduated from the rigorous Instructors Special Training Course of the Japan Karate Association (JKA) in 1973 and competed in the first World Championships held in the USA in 1975 where he placed first in both team kata and team kumite. Over the ensuing years Sensei Kasuya competed in many International tournaments until his retirement in 1985 at the age of 37.  

In 1990 he formed and became the Chief instructor of the World Shotokan Karate Federation, now one of the major Karate organisations in the world.

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Kasuya performing a hook kick