Hawaii’s history continues to turn up interesting items
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COURTESY CHARLES GOODIN
Kentsu Yabu first demonstrated karate outside Japan in 1927 at the Nuuanu YMCA.
George “Dad” Center, a co-founder of the Outrigger Canoe Club, danced hula with Duke Kahanamoku, to the amusement of some prominent surfers.
Alexander “Pop” Hume Ford, shown here, and George “Dad” Center co-founded the Outrigger Canoe Club in Hawaii, and trained a generation of swimmers, surfers and paddlers.
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