Sensei Mitsusuke Harada
Shotokan was destroyed in the war, Harada practiced as a private
Gichin Funakoshi, the master credited with
introducing karate to Japan from Okinawa, and the founder of the Shotokan style. Then, at
Waseda University, Harada came under
the further influence of Funakoshi, and the likes of Masters
Hiroshi Noguchi, Tochio Kamata and Tadao Okuyama, and was the
close friends with
Tsutomu Oshima, before training as a private
Shigeru Egami, a man whose ability in Japanese karate
circles was second to none. Such a lineage is a remarkable as it
Sensei Harada in Finland
Mitsusuke Harada visits Finland usually twice a year with some
of his senior students like Tony Lima 5th Dan, Steve Hope 5th
Dan, Marie Kellet 5th Dan, Roy Margetts 5th Dan and Mark Hallam
Sensei Harada's Diplomas
5th Dan from Master Gichin Funakoshi
Professor From Master Shigeru Egami
Document written by Master Shigeru Egami declaring that Master Mitsusuke Harada is the top representative and technical adviser for Europe for the Karate-do Shotokai group.
MBE - Member of the Order
The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. It is the most junior of the British orders of chivalry and has more members than any other. The Order's motto is For God and the Empire.
The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions; in decreasing order of seniority, these are Knight/Dame Grand Cross, Knight/Dame Commander, Commander, Officer and Member.
In the Queen's Birthday Honours List in 2007, Harada Sensei received an MBE for services to karate.
Mitsusuke Harada MBE 2007
Sensei Harada's interview
”Karate gets better year by year”
|Webmasters comment: Only person in the world who have received 5th Dan directly from Master Gichin Funakoshi|