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Gansho(Motokatsu) Inoue

profile (general)

1918-Dec-2Is born at Azabu,Tokyo as a second son of Marquis Saburo Inoue
Is a great grandson of Kaoru Inoue in the family tree
Is a grandson of Kaoru Inoue in the family blood
Chiyoko ,his mother is a daughter of Kaoru Inoue.
Saburo, his father is a second son of Prince Taro Katsura .He becomes adopted son of Marquis Katsunosuke Inoue
9th Dec.1931:Mother Chiyoko passed away at the age of 33 years old.
4th June 1959:Father Saburo passed away at the age of 72 years old.
1939-AprEntranced Keio Gijuku university
1941-DecGraduated Keio Gijuku university because of war time
1943-Dec-21The 31st Infantry Division for Burma
Army first lieutenant
Worked under supervision of Great Britain for road construction, improvement , construction of bridge in Burma
1947-May-29Is demobilized and sent home
1993-Jan-1Passed away at the age of 74 years old at 11:16 am in the hospital.

profile (martial arts)

4 years oldStarts learning skiing (participated in slalom competition, etc. as a player later)
ChildhoodLearns basics of Japanese archery, Kendo, horsemanship from his father (Father is Member of House of Peers,a military officer)
School daysStudies Kobori-ryu Japanese traditional swimming under Kobori sensei, Judo under Iizuka sensei & tennis under Hirai sensei, and other disciplines including Sumo, western wrestling & golf.
Around 1935Through army connection, becomes acquainted with Seiko Fujita sensei the 14th head master of Koga-ryu ninjutsu.
1942∼1947Is in the military service and joins the battle field near in Burma (present Myanmar)
1948Opens a small dojo at his home in Shimizu city (present Shimizu ward, Shizuoka city)

By the order from Fujita Seiko sensei, he studied karate from Konishi Yasuhiro sensei and Ryukyu Kobujutsu from Taira Shinken sensei.
1953Is appointed by Fujita sensei as Tokai branch head of Nippon Bujutsu Kenkyujo.
1956Establishes a Karate dojo by reconstruction of a warehouse in the family house area.
1958-MayOpens officially a dojo for students.
Is awarded by Fujita sensei the certificate "Kirigami"of Shingetsu-ryu shurikenjutsu after 10years training of Shuriken.
1960-Oct-10Is awarded by Taira sensei the certificate "Shihan" of Ryukyu Kobujutsu.
1963-Apr-10Extends the dojo in Shimizu.
1964-OctJapan Karatedo Federation (JKF) is established.
1964-Oct-1Fujita sensei awards him the title "Shihan" of Shingetsu-ryu shurikenjutsu.
1965-Jan-4Fujita sensei passes away at the age of 68 years old.
1965-Jul-1Taira sensei awards him the certificate "Hanshi" of Ryukyu Kobujutsu.
1967Taira sensei appoints him as the head of GHQ of Ryukyu Kobudo in Japan.
He participates as one of four founders in Shizuoka-ken Karatedo Federation.
1968-Jul-7Based on invitation from the United States, Konishi sensei and teachers of Nippon Karatedo Rengokai including Gansho Inoue visit America for the first World Budo Conference.
1968-Sep-23Taira sensei appoints him as the head of All Japan GHQ of Ryukyu Kobudo Hozon Shinko Kai.
Is appointed as a member of executive committee for establishment of Shizuoka Prefecture Karatedo Federation.
1969-Mar-21Receives the title of "Kyoshi" from Nippon Karatedo Rengokai.
Starts conference for AGM as director of Shiuzoka Prefecture Karatedo Federation.
1969-AugOrganization meeting and establishment of Shizuoka Prefecture Karatedo Federation are done.
General Secretariat of Shizuoka Prefecture Karatedo Federation.
※During the days of General secretariat, he makes best efforts for the federation to affiliate with the Shizuoka prefecture Sports Association.
1969-Aug-1Taira Shinken sensei awards him the first certificate "Menkyo Kaiden Hanshi" of Ryukyu Kobujustu and a letter of appreciation for his distinctive merit.
1969-AugGansho Inoue & students visit Okinawa.
1969-NovTaira sensei visits Shimizu. (his last visit to Shimizu)
1970-Sep-3Taira(Maezato) Shinken sensei passes away at the age of 73 years old.
1971-Sep-26Memorial Kobudo Karate demonstration event for the late grand master Taira Shinken at Ryukyu Shinpo Hall in Okinawa.
1972-Jun-4Carries out a demonstration commemorating the return of Okinawa at Shimizu city.
1972-Oct-12Starts construction of new dojo on the site of Inoue family in Shimizu.
1973-May-13Dojo construction is completed and the dojo opening ceremony is held.
1973-Jun-3Is appointed as President of Shimizu city Karatedo Federation (till 1st January 1993)
1974-AutumnMeiji university Shiunjuku Kobudo-club is established. The first students visit Shimizu dojo.
1974-NovIs appointed as President of Ryukyu Kobujustu Hozon Shinko Kai by all directors' consensus.
1975-AprIs appointed as Vice president of Shizuoka prefecture Karatedo Federation. (till April 1983)
1977-Dec-8Konishi Yasuhiro sensei awards him 8th dan.
1979-Dec-1Nippon Karatedo Rengokai awards him 8th dan.
1983-AprIs appointed as President of Shizuoka prefecture Karatedo Federation. (till 1st January 1993 )
1983-Jun-3Konishi Yasuhiro (Ryosuke) sensei passes away at the age of 89 years old.
1985-May-18Receives the prize for Shizuoka Prefecture physical education service of Japan Sports Association.
1986-Nov-16The Memorial Ryukyu Kobujutsu demonstration event for the seventeenth anniversary of Shinken Taira sensei's death is held at Tojo kaikan in Japan.
1988-JunIs appointed as vice president of Nippon Kobudo Shinko Kai.
1988-JulVisit Australia as Japan Budo delegation members.
1988-Nov-13Receives the Achievement award from Nippon Kobudo Kyokai.
1990-Mar-11The 50th anniversary of foundation of Ryukyu Kobujutsu Hozon Shinko Kai is held at Tojo Kaikan in Tokyo.
1990-Jun-1Moves Souhonbu [Headquarters] to Tokyo.
1990-Jul-1The 55th anniversary of foundation of Nippon Kobudo Shinko Kai is held at Tojo Kaikan in Tokyo.
1993-Jan-1Gansho Inoue passes away.

He performs over 400 demonstrations with firm mind on right growth of the arts.
By invitations from overseas, he often conducts training sessions and lectures on martial arts in overseas.
Mastered all weapons kata from Taira sensei and by the order of Taira sensei, he establishes the training system of Ryukyu Kobujutsu based on the weapons kata consisting 8 kinds of weapons.

The books authored by Gansho Inoue:
 (1) Ryukyu Kobujutsu Vol.1, Vo.2 & Vol.3
 (2) Ryukyu Kobujutsu basic kata & technique series(Bo, Sai, Tonfa, Nunchaku, Kama, Tekko, Tinbe & Surujin)
 (3) Ten no Maki [Bo, Sai, Tonfa and Nunchaku]
 (4) Chi no Maki [Kama, Tekko, Tinbe and Surujin]