Masanobu Kikukawa

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Masanobu Kikukawa
Born 1954 (age 62–63)
Miyakojima, Okinawa, Japan
Residence B.C canada
Style Shorin-ryu Shinkokai
Teacher(s) Sokuichi Gibu, Seiki Toma, Ikehara
Rank Hanshi, 9th Dan
Website www.kiku.ca

Masanobu Kikukawa(喜久川政信) Hanshi is an Okinawan martial artist and chairman of the Shorin-ryu Shinkokai style of Okinawan Karate.[1]

Kikukawa was a longtime student of Sokuichi Gibu Hanshi and Seiki Toma Hanshi. After being dismissed by Gibu, Kikukawa co-founded the Shinkokai association along with colleague Tatsunori Azuma in 1985. In the early 1990s, Kikukawa emigrated to Victoria, British Columbia where he founded the Canadian division of the Shinkokai association, while Tatunori Azuma(東辰徳 1952~2012) continued representing the organization in Okinawa. Kikukawa opened an acupuncture clinic in Surrey, BC; he works with a group of family practitioners in Victoria BC Canada.

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