Japanese and USA karate master
Sensei Kevin Funakoshi is a certified Hachi Dan (8th Dan) under Black Belt Hall of Fame inductee and founder of FSKA Shihan Kenneth Funakoshi (cousin to the founder of Shotokan Karate, Gichin Funakoshi also known as the „Father of Modern Karate“).

Sensei Kevin Funakoshi started training in 1966 under Shihan Kenneth Funakoshi at the original Hawaii JKA dojo in Honolulu, Hawaii. Following the Funakoshi legacy as a Kumite and Kata Champion at the highest levels of competition Sensei Kevin Funakoshi is now dedicated to bring out the maximum potential from the current generation of Karate students. Sensei Kevin Funakoshi also conducts seminars and examinations here in USA and internationally to affiliate schools as well as non-affiliate clubs.


„Current Karate training has fewer injuries, which again could be good and bad. Both personal injury and injury caused by someone else is part of a learning process. In the past, you learned by getting injured and pushing to overcome the fear of injury.“

Kevin Funakoshi

Notable highlights
  • 50 years Shotokan Karate
  • 8th Dan Funakoshi Shotokan Karate Association
  • Cousin of Gichin Funakoshi „Father of Modern Karate“
  • Eldest Son of Kenneth Funakoshi „Black Belt Magazine Hall of Fame“
  • 1984 Ozawa Cup (Las Vegas inv) Open Kumite Champion
  • 1983 World Karate Congress Kumite Champion Open Styles
  • 1983 Hawaii Karate Congress Fighter of the Year All Styles
  • 1987 USA Demo team to Japan National Games
  • JKA Hawaii  Kumite and Kata Grand Champion
  • KAH Kumite and Kata Grand Champion
  • FSKA Kumite and Kata Grand Champion