Shuji Tasaki 田崎修司 Hanshi January 20th 1933 - Present Born in Tokyo, Shuji Tasaki Hanshi was one of the head Shihan in the early years of the All Japan Karatedo Gojukai Yamaguchi-ha. See the following outline for his specific Biography / Curriculum Vitae:
1933 - January 20th - Born in Tokyo Japan.
1950 - Begins Karatedo training in High School
1951 - Joins the Yamaguchi's Asakusa 'All Japan Karatedo Gojukai' Gojuryu Dojo
1952 - Grades to Shodan in Yamaguchi Gojukai Gojuryu Karatedo.
1954 - Grades to Nidan in Yamaguchi Gojukai Gojuryu Karatedo
1957 - Grades to Sandan in Yamaguchi Gojukai Gojuryu Karatedo
1958 - Begins teaching under Gogen Yamaguchi
1961 - Grades 4th Dan and Jokyo Renshi license issued by Yamaguchi Gojukai
1963 April - Winner of the 1st All Japan Karatedo Gojukai Shiai. 1st place being Shuji Tasaki, 2nd place being Gonnohyoe Yamamoto, 3rd place being Mutsuo Shimotoku and fourth place being Goshi Yamaguchi.
1964 - Shihan license issued by Yamaguchi Gojukai
1965 May - The All Japan Karatedo Gojukai hosts its 2nd Championship tournament in Wakayama Prefecture Japan. First place winner being Hirano Osamu, 2nd place being Shuji Tasaki [competing with a broken arm].
1965 - Grades to 5th Dan in Yamaguchi Gojukai Gojuryu Karatedo
1966 - Shihan Kyoshi license issued by Yamaguchi Gojukai
1970 - Grades to 6th Dan JKF Gojukai
1972 - Founds Seiwakai [JKF Gojukai] Gojuryu Karatedo
1974 - Continues teaching Gojuryu Karatedo at his Dojo in Oshiage Tokyo Japan.
1974 - Appointed JKF National Instructor
1975 - Grades to 7th Dan, JKF Gojukai
1986 - Acquired the grade JKF Gojukai 8th Dan
1986 - Acquires the Shihan license of Hanshi.
Actively serves as Gojukai Deputy Chief of Board of Directors, a Central Examiner and a Manager of Kanto Region.
2009 - Vice President: Japan Karatedo Federation.
2009 - Board Member: JKF Gojukai Central Technical Committee.
2011 - January 31 - Dies of natural causes.