Great master, teacher, karate champion, founder of Sankukai karate and Nanbudo martial art sport, Doshu Soke Yoshinao Nanbu has passed away, on April 28, in Paris.

Deeply moved by this sad moment INF expresses condolences to his wife Sonia, his daughter Yume, and his entire family and friends around the world.

In our hearts and our minds, we will always keep the memory of Great Master whose life work will continue living in many new generations of sportists and practitioners of nanbudo martial art sport – the treasure he created and left to all of us to continue nurturing and developing.

Rest in peace Doshu!