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Kenji Tokitsu (時津 賢児, Tokitsu Kenji, born 1 August 1947) is a Japanese author and practitioner of Japanese martial arts. Tokitsu has also written a scholarly work about the legendary swordsman Musashi Miyamoto. He holds doctorates in sociology and in Japanese language and civilization.
Kenji Tokitsu was born on 1 August 1947 in Yamaguchi, Japan. A practitioner of Shotokan karate since youth, in 1984 Tokitsu started his own school, the Shaolin-mon ("door to Shaolin", compare the Mumonkan) school in Paris, where he had taught Shotokan karate since 1971. The Shaolin-mon teachings were a hybrid of Tokitsu's dissatisfaction with Shotokan karate combined with what he learned of Chinese martial arts. Still later, he founded the Tokitsu-ryu Academy in 2001.
- Tokitsu, Kenji, The Inner Art of Karate: Cultivating the Budo Spirit in Your Practice, trans. 2012, ISBN 978-1-59030-949-0
- –––––, Ki and the Way of the Martial Arts, trans. 2003, ISBN 978-1-57062-998-3
- –––––, Miyamoto Musashi: His Life and Writings, trans. 2004 by Sherab Chödzin Kohn (from the French Miyamoto Musashi, 2000), Boston: Shambhala, ISBN 978-1-59030-045-9 (1st ed., hbk)
- Shambhala, Biographical article and bibliography at Shambhala Publications
- Tokitsu, Sensei Tokitsu: Biography at the Wayback Machine (archived 24 December 2007), www.tokitsu.com
- Tokitsu, Sensei Tokitsu: Chronology at the Wayback Machine (archived 5 March 2008), www.tokitsu.com
- Tokitsu, Sensei Tokitsu: Dedication at the Wayback Machine (archived 5 January 2008), www.tokitsu.com
- www.tokitsuryu.it (new official website)
- YouTube video of Kenji
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