Even if I am not a superstitious person, for me it’s a great thing that three special people, great martial artists and founders have ended their lives in the same day, but of course of different years: first, Gichin Funakoshi, the founder of Karate Shotokan ( 10th of Nov. 1868- 26th of April 1957), then Morihei Ueshiba, the founder of Aikido ( 14th of Dec 1883- 26th of April 1969), and Oyama Masutatsu, the founder of Kyokushin ( 27th of July 1923- 26th of April 1994).
From left to right, Gichin Funakoshi, Morihei Ueshiba and Oyama Masutatsu
Maybe might be another proof of the story with the top of the mountain. In martial arts, it doesn’t matter each side of the mountain you climb……the top is the same. OSS.
Article written by Raul Sandu, member of WSKF.