Gichin Funakoshi - This individual promotes karate-do, wears the Samurai topknot hairstyle, and has impeccable integrity. He is also the author of the book.
Yasutsune Azato - This is one of Okinawa's greatest karate experts who teaches the author the sport at night.
Yasutsune Itosu - This is another karate master who teaches how to avoid confrontation and is dead when Shoto-kan opens.
Master Matsumura - This is another karate master who duels an engraver by merely staring at the person's eyes.
Gichin's wife - This individual is a devout Buddhist who is a supportive spouse and dies from chronic asthma.
Shintaro Ogawa - This individual writes a report that popularizes karate as a physical education course.
Sueyoshi - This individual is a karate and stick-fighting expert who embodies the Samurai spirit.
Jigoro Kano - This individual is a judo master in Tokyo.
Huan Kosugi - This...
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