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He is credited with introducing karate to the Japanese public at large, commencing in 1922 with a demonstration at the First National Athletic Exhibition held in Tokyo.

Mr Gichin Funakoshi. Mr Funakoshi was born in Okinawa and commenced karate training there. He is credited with introducing karate to the Japanese public at large, commencing in 1922 with a demonstration at the First National Athletic Exhibition held in Tokyo. Mr Funakoshi is known for his karate style, Shotokan.

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