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Celebrate the legacy of Shotokan Karate with this commemorative "Forefather" men’s tee shirt featuring Founder Gichin Funakoshi!


Shirt Quote: “The ultimate aim of Karate lies not in victory or defeat, but in the perfection of the character of its participants.”

• FREE SHIPPING in the United States

• 100% cotton

• Sport Grey is 90% cotton, 10% polyester

• Fabric weight: 5.0–5.3 oz/yd² (170-180 g/m²)

• Open-end yarn

• Tubular fabric

• Taped neck and shoulders


Return Policy


Each purchase is produced “On Demand” and will be printed and shipped when an order is placed. This helps keep our small store running as well as preventing wasteful overstock. Thank you for your support and thoughtful purchasing decisions!


Shirt designs by Traci Parrish-Sanz/Startist Designs

GICHIN FUNAKOSHI: SHOTOKAN Forefathers Men's classic tee