Master Watanabe has Passed Away

We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Master Toshio Watanabe on January 5th, 2018 at the age of 100 years.

Master Watanabe was a student of the founder of Shotokan Karate-Do, Grand Master Funakoshi, and he was the teacher of Doshikai’s Sensei Matsuyama. Master Watanabe’s teachings live on in the Doshikai dojo, and we all draw inspiration from him as we look at his photo on the dojo wall.

Master Watanabe’s wake was held on January 12th, 2018. Sensei Matsuyama attended.

Master Watanabe’s wake on January 12, 2018
Master Watanabe’s wake on January 12, 2018
Master Watanabe (99 years old) at 85th Anniversary of the Waseda University Karate Club.
Master Watanabe (93 years old) and Sensei Matsuyama at 80th Anniversary of the Waseda University Karate Club.
Master Watanabe (90 years old) and Sensei Matsuyama at Tomon-Kai Award Presentation.