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JAMES MASAYOSHI MITOSE

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JAMES MASAYOSHI MITOSE 1916 1981
MITOSE WAS THE TWENTY FIRST DESCENDANT
OF THE FOUNDER OF KOSHO RYU KENPO (OLD PINE TREE STYLE FIRST WAY)
A STYLE DEVELOPED AND PRESERVED BY HIS
FAMILY IN JAPAN. STUDIED HIS FIRST ART AT THE TEMPLE ON MOUNT KINKAI KUMAMOYO

KYSHU JAPAN A FUSION OF JAPANESE JU JUISO
AND CHINESE CHUAN-FA WITH A
PHILOSOPHICAL BASIS DERIVED FROM THE RINZDI SCHOOL OF ZEN
HE INTRODUCED KENPO TO HAWAII IN 1941 AND ADOPTED THE
BELT SYSTEM COMMON TO JAPENESE BUDO AND
AWARDED BLACK BELTS TO SIX OF HIS STUDENTS
HE LEFT HAWAII IN 1956