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K.S.K.A. History

The meaning of the K.S.K.A. sign

KSKA

The KSKA sign is the kanji (Japanese character) for "GI" and has been chosen by sensei Kase bacause "GI" is a part of

  • GIchin Funakoshi
  • GIgo Funakoshi
  • GIri (dedication)

This clearly shows his admiration and gratitude towards master Gichin Funakoshi and his third son Gigo (also known as Yoshitaka) who, as we all know, had a great influence on sensei Kase's karate.

GIRI may be translated as DEDICATION and clearly shows sensei Kase promotes Karate as a way of living, as an attitude and not as a sport, practiced in a dojo and forgotten once you get out of it. It also emphasises his concern to promoto "life-time karate".

 

         
 
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