With the death of Konishi Sensei in 1983, leadership for Japan Karate-Do Ryobu-Kai passed to his son, Yasuhiro (Takehiro) Konishi, 10th Dan. Born on May 25, 1931, in Tokyo, Japan, Konishi Soke graduated from Keio University in March 1955. He changed his name from Takehiro Konishi to Yasuhiro Konishi after his father’s death. Sadly, on the morning of the 9th April 2017 Takehiro Konishi Soke passed away.
Konishi Soke oversaw the operations for all Japan Karate-Do Ryobu-Kai schools in Japan and guided the policies and philosophy of Shindo Jinen-Ryu worldwide.
Konishi Yasuhiro the founder of our style Shindō Jinen-ryū is well known amongst Japanese Karate practitioner as one of the leading pioneers and supporting many of the now famous Okinawan Sensei that brought their martial arts to mainland Japan. Konishi Soke (Founder) was already an established Budōka with exceptional skill. He founded the Zen Nihon Karate-dō Renmei (today’s Renbukai) and was the first-generation vice president.
Konishi Soke was born in 1893 and came from Takamatsu City in the Kagawa Prefecture.