Haruyoshi YAMADA (1938-2018)


10th Dan President Shito-Ryu Shukokai Union
8th Dan Hanshi Japan Karate-Do Federation Supreme Judge 
President West Japan Workers Karate-Do Federation
Game Director, Japan Society for Physical Culture
Japanese Olympic Committee representative for Inagawa

Born 1938 in Akita prefecture, Master Yamada began his martial arts study in Judo before becoming involved in Karate. In 1956 he became a disciple of Master TANI and was one of Master Tani’s top ranking students. Master Yamada inherited the Presidency upon the passing away of Master Tani, and was also the Chief Executive of Gishinkan, a Shukokai drill hall based in Amagasaki City, with approximately 10.000 followers nation-wide; mainly in the Kyoto/Kobe/Osaka districts. Master Yamada used to run a renowned bone settling clinic. Master Yamada passed away on January 7th, 2018