Masters of Hakua-Kai

Former Saiko Shihan Katsushi Iwabuchi

Former Saiko Shihan Katsushi Iwabuchi

The late Chief Master Instructor Katsushi Iwabuchi (The Founder of Japan Karate-Do Hakua-Kai)
His personai history
1935: Born in Iwate Prefecture.
Met Karate Do in his childhood and performed practices.
1944: Came up to Tokyo to get employed.
1947: Became a pupil of Master Shinji Michihara,the president of
Japan Karate Do Kyoiku Kenkyu Kai at Setagaya Dojo at the age of twenty.
1963: Opened Dojo at Hikawa Jinja in Tokiwadai.
1964: Opened Dojo at Kami-Itabashi Dai-4 elementary school.
Opened Dojo at Asaka SDF outstation.
Opened Dojo at Nerima US military outstation.
1965: Opened Dojo at Kawaguchi City Siwasuda middle school.
1966: Opened Dojo at Shimo-Akatsuka elementary school.
1967: Broke away from Master Michihara and set up Hakua-Kai.
Came into action as Japan Karate Do Hakua-Kai around Kanto region.
1970: Set up an affiliated association in the USA.
1996: Set up an affiliated association in the Sri Lanka.
2006: Passed away on July 27 at the age of 71


Sihan Fukuda Hirotaka - present Chief Instructor of Hakua-Kai Karate

Sihan Fukuda Hirotaka - present Chief Instructor of Hakua-Kai Karate

The Chief Master Instructor Fukuda Hirotaka
Born in Kawaguchi City,Saitama Prefecture on July 5, 1949
49 years of Karate career

  • The Chief Master Instructor of Japan Karate Do Hakua-Kai

    Executive Board Committee’s member of Saitama Prefecture Karate Do Federation

    Guidance Department’s vice chairman of Saitama Prefecture Karate Do Federation

    Technical Committee chairman of Saitama Prefecture Karate Do Federation

    Chairman of Kawaguchi Karate Do Federation

    Steering Committee’s vice chairman of Kawaguchi Amateur Sports Association

    Guidance Committee’s vice chairman of Kawaguchi Amateur Sports Association

    7th Dan Black Belt authorized by Japan Karate Do Hakua-Kai

    6th Dan Black Belt authorized by Japan Karate Do Federation

    Referee of Kumite authorized nationally

    Referee of Kata authorized in Kanto region

    Qualifier of 3rd grade of Japan Karate Do Federation

    Sports coach of Karate-Do


  • Shihan Bernard Edwards

    Sihan Bernard Edwards - Chief Instructor of Hakua-Kai Karate U.S.A Branch

    Hakuakai Karate - " Perfection of Character "