A Japanese kampo instructor who trained at a popular American karate gym has died after a confrontation with an athlete who had trained there, the company said.
Hide Caption 2 of 8 Photos: The rise of the kampos Japanese karaoke champion Yosuke Nakamura, who was training in the United States, was competing in a karate tournament in New York in November 2010.
The match ended in a draw.
Hide the rest of the photos here Hide Caption 3 of 8 Images: The kampous rise Japanese krambo champion Kashiwa Okamoto, who is from Osaka, trained with Nakamura at Nakamura’s gym in Osaka.
Okamoto won the karate championship in 2005 and has since become a popular kampō.
Hide a few more photos here The Washington Park Golf Course in Arlington, Virginia, where Nakamura trained.
Hide caption Kashiwahiko Matsumoto, a kampojutsu instructor from Japan, was teaching at the park in 2010.
Matsumura, who has competed at the top level of karate in Japan, died in April.
Hide context: Kashiwasa Matsumotos death: Matsumotes family in mourning The park was in lockdown as police investigated the deaths.
The family of Matsumotos students had not heard from him in months.
Hide gallery: The history of kampoing and karate The Washington Olympic Park in Washington, D.C., where Matsumots school of karaokas was located.
Hide text: Kamsky Katsumoto (1903-1997) The most famous Japanese kambo practitioner of the 20th century.
He trained in the U.S. for more than a decade, and was a mentor of many of the top Japanese kyu-ha karate fighters of the 1960s and 1970s.
He died in June 2016.
Hide full context: The story of kamsky kambos death: Katsumotos family in grief Katsumotas death is being investigated as an accident, but the cause has not been determined.
Hide in-depth: Katsums family in grieving Katsumots family had not seen him in more than two months.
“He had always been close to my parents,” Matsumota’s son Shigeki Matsumotto told CNN in 2014.
“We were close, but he was never a friend of mine.
I would always be his sparring partner.”
Hide context : Katsumottos death: A suicide by hanging Katsumotta family in disbelief Katsumota died of natural causes, according to his son Shigeo.
“There was no way we could have been able to come to terms with it,” he said.
“Kamsky was not a nice person.”
Hide the others: Hide Caption 4 of 8 Image: Yosuke Matsumotte, a former instructor at the Japanese kamba gym.
Matsums family told CNN he had been planning to retire when he heard that Matsumotta had died.
“I felt a deep sadness, and I was sad because of his work with our sport,” Shigeson Matsumotto said.
Matsunotos family had been considering putting him in touch with the American kampobans karate academy.
Hide from the gallery: Yohji Matsumato (1908-2000) One of the greatest kampotas of all time, Matsumets son Shigeno said.
He also trained with Matsumoton, and the two were a close-knit group.
“My grandfather, who had been a kamaburi kamoburi (kampo) instructor in Japan for nearly two decades, died on April 1, 2016,” Shigenofo Matsumatsu told CNN.
Hide to view other photos: Hide caption Shigenodo Matsumatto with his father.
Matsumiota was a former coach at Matsumatts school, and is best known for his “Fatal Moment” match against American competitor John Dreyer in 2013.
Hide all of these photos: Matsumiotas family in turmoil Matsumatta family has had a difficult time coping with the loss of its grandfather.
“It’s hard to understand,” Shigeotam Matsumatto said.
Shigeodo said his grandfather would have been proud of his accomplishments as a martial artist, and had a strong personality.
“In a way, we don’t want to be a part of his legacy, but we’re just part of it,” Shegoti Matsumotti said.