Makoto Gima
1896-

Master Makoto Gima was born on September 28, 1896 in Okinawa. After graduating from Okinawa Shihan Gakko (Higher Normal School), Mr. Gima studied in Tokyo at Shoka Daigaku (presently Hitotsubashi University). Master Gima was Gichin Funakoshi's Chief Instructor. While making karate the mainstay of his life, Master Gima successfully held the posts of:
Advisor to the Shodokan
President of the Okinawan Karate Association
President of the Shibuya-ku Karate Federation
President of the Shutoken Karatedo Association
Advisor for the Japan Karatedo Federation
Technical Advisor for the All Japan Karatedo Rengo Kai
President of the Gima-Ha Shoto-Ryu Karatedo Association


Master Gima was an instructor to Robert Trias and promoted him to 10th dan in 1983.

 

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