Shihan Edward “Bobby” Lowe Passes

Shihan Bobby Lowe
Shihan Bobby Lowe, the last of Mas Oyama's students.

Shihan Bobby Lowe, [23-Aug-1929 to 14-Sep-2011](IKO International Committee Chairman, North & Central American Chairman, USA Branch Chief, 8th dan in the Kyokushinkaikan) passed away on Wednesday evening in Honolulu, Hawaii. Shihan Lowe was the first live in student (uchi deshi) of Sosai Masutatsu Oyama, founder of Kyokushin karate. He then opened the first Kyokushin Dojo outside of Japan in Hawaii in 1957. He visited Australia many times to attend the AKKA National Tournaments and will be sadly missed.

He is survived by his wife, Betty, and children, Barbara and Mike.

Via – Australian Kyokushin Karate Association Inc.

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