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The Life of James Mitose: Kosho-Ryu Kenpo’s Founder

Monday, March 21st, 2011

“Kenpo is my family’s art.”

On December 30, 1916, in the rural North Kona district of Hawaii, a Japanese couple gave birth to a child they named Masayoshi Mitose. In the years that followed, he adopted the given name James and rose to fame as the man who brought kenpo to the West. Through his own
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