Shihan Fumio Demura, Martial Arts Instructor

Kids Karate near Wellington

Shihan Fumio Demura

Shito-Ryu Genbu-Kai International

1938

September 15th Fumio Demura is born in Yokohama, Japan.

1948

Begins Kendo and Karate training with Asano Sensei.

1950

Begins training in Itosu-Kai under Ryusho Sakagami Sensei.

1956

Receives his first black belt in karate.

1957

Wins first place in East Japan Championships.

1958

Begins Iaido study under Ryusho Sakagami Sensei.

1959

Begins Kobudo training with Shinken Taira Sensei.

1961

Wins All-Japan Karate Championships.

1965

Comes to USA to become Chief Instructor/Director of Japan Karate-Do Itosu-Kai.

1965

Holds First Annual International Goodwill Tournament.

1968

Becomes Chief Director of the Olympics Karate Policy Committee.

1969

Inducted into the Black Belt Hall of Fame as "Sensei of the Year".

1971

Holds first Annual International Goodwill Karate Championships.

1975

Inducted into the Black Belt Hall of Fame as "Martial Artist of the Year".

1986

Promoted to 7th Dan (Black Belt) in Shito-Ryu Karate.

1989

Begins study of Batto-Ryu with Taizaburo Nakamura Sensei.

1999

Inducted into the Martial Arts Museum Hall of Fame.

2000

Inducted into the World Martial Arts Hall of fame.

2001

Becomes Chief Instructor/Director of Shito-Ryu Karate-Do Genbu-Kai.

2003

Inducted into the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame.

2005

Celebrates 40th Anniversary as an Instructor in the United States of America.

2005

Promoted to 9th Dan (Black Belt) in Shito-Ryu Karate.

2006

Inducted into the World Martial Art Masters Association Hall of fame.


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