FUNAKOSHI Gichin This DVD features the founder of Shotokan karate actually performing ippon kumite techniques with Issao Obata. This classic footage has never been seen before by the public. It was reportedly archived by the JKA and was filmed before the JKA was even formed. Pre-JKA Masters such as Nakayama, Kanazawa, Okuzaki and Nishiyama performing when they were in their early years. This footage dates back to the 1940’s and early 50’s.