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Shozo Ujita

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Shozo Ujita
March, 1st 1917 - June, 1989

Born in Wakayama city, Ujita Shozo Hanshi was one of the Head Shihan in the early years of the Gojuryu Karatedo Club of Ritsumeikan University of 1941 and was a graduate of Ritsumeikan University, June - 1942. Ujita Shozo Sensei also studied directly with Chojun Miyagi Sensei for a short time. Ujita Shozo Hanshi.

See the following outline for his specific Biography:

  • 1917, March 1st - Born in Wakayama city, Wakayama Prefecture. Ujita Shozo Sensei later served as Mayor.
  • 1938, April - Shozo Ujita Sensei joins the Ritsumeikan University Karatedo Club. He was at the time, 21 years old.
  • 1939 - Shozo Ujita Sensei visits Okinawa and trains with Chojun Miyagi Sensei.
  • 1941 - Shozo Ujita is elected Captain of Ritsumeikan University Karatedo Team.
  • 1942 - Shozo Ujita Sensei and Jitsuei Yogi Sensei invite Miyagi Sensei to teach at Ritsumeikan University.
  • 1942, July - Shozo Ujita Sensei Graduates from Ritsumeikan University and joins the Japan Imperial Army.
  • 1946, November - Shozo Ujita Sensei opens his famous Kenbukan Dojo in Wakayama - Japan.
  • 1947, April - Shozo Ujita Sensei is awarded the title of Shihan of Ritsumeikan University Karatedo Club.
  • 1950, May - Shozo Ujita Sensei is awarded the title of Shihan of Ritsumeikan University Karatedo Club.
  • 1950, April 8th - Ujita Eizo Sensei is born.
  • 1951, April - Shozo Ujita Sensei is elected as a Member of the Wakayama City Assembly.
  • 1959, April - Shozo Ujita Sensei becomes a member of the [Japan] Wakayama Prefectural Assembly.
  • 1964, April - Shozo Ujita Sensei acceds to President of Wakayama Karatedo Federation.
  • 1966, July - Shozo Ujita Sensei accends to Mayor of Wakayama and will maintain this position for the next Twenty [20] years until 1986.
  • 1968, May - Shozo Ujita Sensei becomes Shihan of the Wakayama Medical College Karatedo club.
  • 1969, April - Ujita Shozo Sensei elected to be the Vice President of JFK. He would later become President of JFK Gojukai in April of 1977.
  • 1971, August - Shozo Ujita Sensei becomes the head of the J.K.F Kansai Area Council and acts as the Vice-Chairman of All Japan Mayor's Conference.
  • 1972, April 2nd - Shozo Ujita Sensei and others ratify the All Japan Karatedo Gojokai organization and form the JKF Gojukai.
  • 1972, April 2nd - Shozo Ujita Sensei is elected First Chairman of the board of the JKF Gojukai.
  • 1972, April - Shozo Ujita Sensei becomes Acting Chairman of All Japan Mayor's Conference.
  • 1977, April - Shozo Ujita Sensei becomes the Official 2nd President of the JKF Gojukai.
  • 1986, April - Shozo Ujita Sensei accends from his position of Mayor of Wakayama a position he maintained for the past Twenty [20] years since 1966 and becomes a member of Wakayama Prefectural Assembly.
  • 1986, September - Shozo Ujita Sensei is recommended to be the Wakayama city honorary Mayor.
  • 1989, June - Shozo Ujita Sensei, President of the JKF Gojukai and founder of Kenbukan Gojukai, passes away.
  • 1992, March - Shozo Ujita Sensei having passed away in June of 1989 is Presented the 10-Dan grade by JKF Gojukai by declaration of his peers, his students and his Life long dedication to Karatedo

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