Everything that happened in the year 2001.
- 31 - A letter or statement allegedly written by Seiken Shukumine (or so the people of the World Gensei-ryu Karate-do Federation claims) was published. All research into this matter ended up with the same conclusion: This letter (or statement) is indeed fake. Seiken Shukumine never wrote any such letter or statement. The major reasons being: 1) All copies of the text (including Japanese, English, Spanish etc.) are all written on a computer thus making it impossible to determine exactly from who it derives from. 2) Only copies (no original papers of the text) has been publicly available making the signature at the bottom very easy to falsify simply by using an ordinary copying machine. 3) An original in Japanese has never been produced.