Congratulations! CHAN Wing Hing Shihan, Karate-do Goshin Kan Kancho, has been awarded the Foreign Minister’s Commendation for FY 2020 from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, as a compliment to his achievement in Karate.
CHAN Kancho is currently a 7 th Dan Black Belt of Karate-Do Goshin Kan and a 7th Dan Shihan Kyoshi of International Karate-Do Goju-Kai Association. Besides holding the position of Karate-Do Goshin Kan Kancho, he is also the current President of the Karatedo Federation of Hong Kong, China. CHAN Kancho started practising Karate in1968 and had been an active player in Karate. In 1975, he won the Overall Champion in the Third Hong Kong Karate-Do Goju-Kai Black Belt Kumite Competition. Moreover, CHAN Kancho assisted in the establishment of the Hong Kong Amateur Karate Association (currently “the Karatedo Federation of Hong Kong, China Limited”) in 1994. He served as coach and referee in the Federation for a number of years. He also led the Hong Kong team to participate in various international karate championships overseas. Furthermore, CHAN Kancho was the Chairman of the Executive Committee in the Federation from 2003 to 2004. Currently, he is the President of the Federation ever since 2015.
His enthusiasm for promoting the popularization and development of Karate in Hong Kong has been implemented to the establishment of Karate-Do Goshin Kan, at which members could learn Karate from well-qualified coaches in a dojo of high quality. In 1987, he founded Karate-Do Goshin Kan together with a group of Goju-Ryu Karate-Do black belt senior members. Karate-Do Goshin Kan is affiliated to the International Karate-Do Goju-Kai Association (registered in Tokyo, Japan), and a member of the Karatedo Federation of Hong Kong, China. The objective of Karate-Do Goshin Kan is to promote Karate as a martial art as well as a competitive sport, cultivate good character and enhance physical fitness. Under the leadership of CHAN Kancho, several dojos have been established in the frame of Karate-Do Goshin Kan, with more than 10,000 members. They regularly take part in local and international Karate competitions and seminars.
The effort that CHAN Wing Hing Shihan, Karate-do Goshin Kan Kancho, has been put in Karate training as well as management in Hong Kong is good evidence to his contribution in Karate.
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