Henry Seishiro Okazaki
Henry Seishiro Okazaki was born during 1890 in Japan.
Okazaki immigrated to Hawaii in 1906. As a sickly youth he began training in martial arts and went on to study jiu-jitsu, judo, karate, wrestling, boxing and traditional Hawaiian and Filipino martial arts
He fought in challenge matches with boxers. Okazaki established a dojo in Honolulu in 1929, and became known for his willingness to teach all races. He was involved with pro wrestling in the 1930s as president of the Pan-Pacific Athletic Club. He was also a student of traditional healing arts and his dojo was part sanitarium.
Okazaki founded the martial art known as Danzan Ryu Jujutsu. He was “one of the most important and influential martial arts instructors in Hawaii” and left a huge legacy in his wake.
Henry Seshiro Okazaki died during 1951.
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Biography of Henry Seishiro Okazaki.
Author: Mark Hewitt.
Published: December 14, 2019.
Editor: Jimmy Wheeler.