– – – – REMEMBERING ISAO ICHIKAWA HANSHI – – – –
– – – by Jolene Starr
Hanshi Isao Ichikawa, a Japanese man who founded Karatedo Doshinkan in the 1960’s, was only about 5’6” tall, but he had a huge presence.
When he walked into a room, you did not have to be coached. You automatically stood up. My first training with him was in June 1980.
a picture of him in a hot tub holding a large goblet of beer; he is luminous, almost a halo around him. In another picture, taken by a friend of mine in a dark gymnasium without the use of a flash, he fairly radiates light…