Shotokan Tiger


The roots of this design are ancient yet this version was designed by Hoan Kosugi, the famous painter and friend of Gichin Funakoshi, became the international symbol for Funakoshi’s karate after it was published in 1935.


The design first appeared on the cover of Funakoshi’s book, Karate Do Kyohan when it was published in 1935. It was clearly inspired by Chinese artwork of the Xian and Chou Dynasties from which many almost identical images can be found.

Additional information

Weight .1 lbs

Black, Japanese Gold, Red, White, Gold Luster, Silver Luster, Navy Blue, Midnight Blue, Brown


Left Chest, left Sleeve