Fumio Demura expelled from Itosu-kai

Fumio Demura is expelled from Itosu-kai in accordance with the notification below.

1st November 2001

Dear Mr. Fumio Demura

Notification of Expulsion

As of 1st November 2001, you are expelled from Japan Karatedo Itosu-kai for the reasons listed below.

In your karatedo activities, you are henceforth prohibited from using the names Japan Karatedo Itosu-kai and Itosuryu, the Itosu-kai logo, and anything symbolising Itosu-kai.

This notification will be released to all concerned.

Reasons for Expulsion

  1. Failure to communicate with Itosu-kai International Head Office for over twenty years.

  2. Refusal to discuss with Soke the improvement of communication in the United States.

  3. Failure to reply to questionnaires.

  4. The deceitful act of issuing unauthorised dan certificates etc. (copies of certificates issued by Soke) in the name of Fumio Demura over many years.

  5. Causing confusion among overseas branches by using the names Japan Karatedo Itosu-kai, Shitoryu Itosu-kai, and Shitoryu Itosu-kai International, J.K.F. at your convenience.

  6. Failure to communicate regarding Itosuryu or Itosu-kai Karatedo techniques.

Yours sincerely,

Sadaaki Sakagami

President and Soke
Japan Karatedo Itosu-kai