Soryu Karate has three generations of Sōke.
The originator of Soryu, the 1st Soke, Michio Koyasu
December 5th, 1925: Soke Michio Koyasu (real name: Kiro Nagayama) was born, the first son of Kiichi Nagayama who was an army Lt. Col in Japan.
1938 (13-year-old): Entered the headquarters of the Toyama Kanken Dojo, “修道館 (SoDoKan).”
1950: Acquired a 5th Dan and grand master’s certificate of Toyama school, and received a Koyasu name, “Michio Koyasu” from Grand Master Toyama.
1960: Established the Japan Soryu Karate-Do association. He established his Karate-Do, “Soryu” as its school name, and opened the headquarters of Soryu Dojo, "SoRyuKan, 総流館" in Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture in Japan. He started teaching Soryu Karate.
In March, 200: Passed away due to illness (82 years old at death).
All Japan Karate-Do Association 8th Dan
Bai Shin Ryu Ju-Jutsu 5th Dan
Kodokan Judo 3rd Dan
Kendo 3rd Dan
All Japan Karate-Do Association Vice President
All Japan Soryu Karate-Do Association Executive Chairperson
Western Japan Karate-Do Meeting Executive Chairperson
Western Japan Karate-Do Teaching Conference Executive Chairperson
Soryu Karate-Do Association the 3rd generation Soke, Koyasu Takamichi
January 22n, 1949: Born in Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture. Real name: Takashi Nakamura
1967 (18-year-old): Entered the main Soryu Karate-Do Dojo, “総流館 (SoRyuKan). Acquired a first Dan in Soryu Karate.
In 2000: Opened “総士館 (SoShiKan),” Kasuga branch of the Soryu Karate-Do.
In 2003: Acquired a grand master certificate, and given “小安孝道 (Takamichi Koyasu)” as a martial art name.
In 2011: (62-year-old): Acquired the Title, a Shihantoku (Chief Grandmaster) in Soryu Karate
In 2014: Acquired a 10th Dan in Soryu Karate
In 2016: Succeeded Soke and became the 3rd generation Soke in keeping with the intention of the 2nd generation Soke, Emiko Koyasu (died in 2017) and the acceptation from the board of directors, which has come down to the present.