The Beginning

SHINKIN (MAKOTO) GIMA Makoto (Shinkin) Gima is one of the seminal figures in the modern history of karate. He began his karate studies in 1912 under Kentsu Yabu (a Shihan-Dai under the great master Ankoh Itosu). Master Makoto Gima also studied under Itosu, and therefore had trained in Okinawa for Read more…