Gibu Sensei Tribute Page

In Memory and Tribute


In August of 2012, the Okinawan karate community and world lost one of it’s greatest Shorin-Ryu masters, Sokuichi Gibu. So much could be said of his incredible history as a karateka and a sensei but those who were blessed to know him and train with him will treasure his beautiful and kind heart. He will always be remembered for his ever-present smile and his dedication to daily training and teaching of Okinawan Shorin-Ryu Karate.

His incredibly talented son Makoto Gibu will continue his father’s amazing karate legacy as the new Kaicho of the Butokukan and pass on the amazing karate that Gibu Sensei dedicated his life to developing.