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Grade Rank & Titles Part 1

  • Rank and Titles Part 1 一 等級武術



  • March 25th 1934 -

    Born in Japan, Akira Shiomi Hanshi is the Chief Technical Director of the JKF Gojukai. Holding such position places him on the board of Directors of both the Japan Karatedo Federation [JKF] and the World Karatedo Federation [WKF]. See the following outline for his specific Biography / Curriculum Vitae:


    Chojun Miyagi Sensei

    剛柔流 Mr. Chojun Miyagi Sensei 宮城長順 Kinsei

    April 25,1888-October 8th, 1953
    Do not be struck by others
    Do not strike others
    The principle is the peace without incident


    Chojun Miyagi was born April 25th 1888 in Higashi-Machi (Naha-shi) Okinawa of a wealthy family who's business was import/export primarily pharmaceuticals. Originally Chojun Miyagi was born as Miyagi Matsu however his name was changed to Chojun at the age of 5 by his uncle whom adopted him after the death of his father in 1893. His family owned two ships which made regular trips to mainland China, placing them among the wealthiest families in the area and enabled a young Chojun Miyagi Sensei to travel to China to study the style of his instructor and develop the style of Karatedo we call Gojuryu today. However his original Martial Arts training started with his neighbor Ryu Ko Aragaki (one of the very few fighters ever to beat the legendary Choki Motobu) at 11 years old. Ryu Ko Aragaki Sensei, before moving his family to Taiwan, later introduced him to Kanryo Higaonna, and he began training at the age of 15 in the fall of 1902 after fulfilling a host of chores (the traditional way of being accepted by an instructor).


    DAN IVAN Martial Arts Pioneer and Icon By Robert Hunt
    DAN IVAN Martial Arts Pioneer and Icon By Robert Hunt The following is about Dan Ivan, martial arts pioneer and icon, taken from 35 years of friendship and apprenticeship, some long nights of taping, and his own memoirs. Mr. Ivan began training in Japan in 1948 and spent his life in the martial arts world. He passed away last year. The parts below in italics are Mr. Ivanís own words from things he has written or tapes I have made. Robert Hunt ďAs I walked through the neighborhood of fallen concrete buildings and remaining ashes of those that burned, the smell of hibachi cooking permeated the air. Looking around in the darkness I could see small flickering flames, fires built in cans to keep warm.Ē The light bulb swayed back and forth on one almost bare wire, tossing random illumination on the dark staircase below. Dan Ivan stared down the staircase and wondered if karate was.......

    Ei'ichi Miyazato

    Ei'ichi Miyazato

    July 5th, 1922 - December 10th, 1999

    Ei'ichi Miyazato was born on July 5th, 1922 in I-Chome, 13 Banchi. Higashi-machi, Naha-shi Okinawa, Okinawa and passed away in December 10th, 1999 due to ill health. Miyatato Ei'Ichi Hanshi began his Karatedo training at age 13........


    Gogen Yamaguchi Hanshi

    剛柔会 Gogen Yamaguchi Hanshi

    January 20th, 1909-May 20th, 1989

    Already as a youngster Gogen Yamaguchi showed strong interest in the Martial Arts. Prior to his training in Karatedo he studied Kendo (Japanese fencing). His first taste of Gojuryu Karatedo however wasn't until his large family moved to Kyoto while he was in his teens when he began the serious study of Karatedo with Takeo Maruyama Sensei at the Maruta Dojo. Takeo Maruta aka Takeo Maruyama who was a Gojuryu practitioner, was drawn to the young Yamaguchi's serious attitude and his willingness to train hard. It is said that Mr. Maruyama taught Yamaguchi all he knew about the Goju system.


    Ikemiyagi Masaaki Hanshi
    Ikemiyagi Masaaki Hanshi
    by Wade Chroninger

    JP Williams Curriculum Vitae: Web Admin

    Johnpaul Williams - ウィリアムズ・ジョンポール・寛 

    Originally from Manhattan New York NY, residing in the San Francisco Bay Area, JP Williams has been a catalyst in reconnecting Gōjū Ryū Karate-Dō 剛柔流空手道 practitioners across the globe via the internet and free communication resources including, Gōjūryū.net, Gōjūryū.com, JKF Gōjū Kai 全日本空手道連盟剛柔会 Networking project, founding multiple Martial Art and Budō 武道 Groups (such as the California Gōjū Ryū Tomodachi Kenkyukai); providing open and unbiased forums (All Gōjūryū Network) and distinctive research regarding Gōjū Ryū Karate-Dō 剛柔流空手道, and having contributed to multiple publications, articles, services and; the construction of what is considered the most thorough, historically accurate timeline pertaining to the Gōjū Ryū Karate-Dō 剛柔流空手道 to date.


    To separate and divide political interests, current ongoing training, grading, and memberships include however may not be limited to:

    • Active member: Seiwakai International Gojuryu Karatedo 剛柔流 空手道 誠和会;
      • 1999 to Present: Omagari 大曲市 / Daisen 大仙市 Japan 日本. Member ID#: 1869.
      • Godan 五段 Menjō 免状 (diploma) 5th Dan, dated 07/11/12; #2204.
      • Renshi 錬士 Shihan Menkyo 師範免許 (teacher's license) dated 07/2016, #(001) 21.
      • Sensei Menkyo 先生免許 (license) dated 07/20/2004, #00103
    • Active member: Japan Karatedo Federation Gojukai [JKF Gojukai; 全日本 空手道 連盟 剛柔会];
      • 1999 to Present: Tokyo 東京 Japan 日本, Member ID#: 12369.
      • Godan 五段 Menjō 免状 (diploma) 5th Dan, dated 07/14/2012; #5-00205.
      • Renshi 錬士 Shihan Menkyo 師範免許 (teacher's license) dated 08/2016, #301.
    • Active member: Dai Nippon Butoku Kai 大日本武徳会 DNBK International Division via Heisei Seidoh Kan - Visalia CA;
      • 2005 to Present: Kyoto 京都 Japan 日本, Member ID#: 1283.
      • Godan 五段 Menjō 免状 (diploma) 5th Dan, dated 02/01/13.
      • Renshi 錬士 Shihan Menkyo 師範免許 (teacher's license) dated 12/2013, #1251.
    • Active member: USA Karate [USANKF] National Karatedo Federation, Member of the United States Olympic Committee;
      • 1996 to Present: Lifetime Member, Colorado Springs Colorado; Member ID#: 12359.
      • Godan 五段 Menjō 免状 (diploma) 5th Dan, dated 07/11/13; #240.
      • USANKF Kata 型 Judge 審査員 - B, Kumite 組手 Referee 審判 - D.
      • National Coaches Certification Level II.
    • Active member: Ryukyu Bujutsu Kenkyu Doyukai [RBKD] Yamanni Chinen Ryū Kobujutsu 山根知念流 古武術 (Kobudō 古武道);
      • 2013 to Present - San Mateo, CA.

    For additional information www.gojuryu.net/sf.

     

    Originally from Manhattan New York NY, now residing in the San Francisco Bay Area, JP Williams has been a catalyst in reconnecting Goju Ryu Karatedo 剛柔流空手道 practitioners across the globe via internet and free communication resources including, Gojuryu.net, Gojuryu.com, JKF Goju Kai 全日本空手道連盟剛柔会 Networking project, founding multiple Martial Art and Budo 武道 Groups (such as the California Goju Ryu Tomodachi Kenkyukai); providing open and unbiased forums (All Gojuryu Network) and distinctive research regarding Goju Ryu Karatedo, and having contributed to multiple publications, articles, services and; the construction of what is considered the most thorough, historically accurate time-line pertaining to the Goju Ryu Karatedo to date.


    To separate and divide political interests, current ongoing training, grading and memberships at the time of printing include:

    • Active member: Japan Karatedo Federation Gojukai (JKF Gojukai; 全日本空手道連盟剛柔会);

      • 1999 to Present: Tokyo 東京 Japan 日本 (Member ID#: 12369).

      • Godan 五段 5th Dan (Dated 07/14/2012; Certificate #5-00205).

      • Renshi 錬士 Shihan Menkyo 師範免許 Instructors License (Dated 08/2016).

    • Active member: Seiwakai International Goju Ryu Karatedo 剛柔流 空手道 国際 誠和会 (a division of the 'Japan Karatedo Federation (JKF) Gojukai; 全日本空手道連盟剛柔会');

      • 1999 to Present: Omagari / Daisen Japan. (Member ID#: 1869).

      • Godan 五段 5th Dan (Dated 07/11/12; Certificate #2204).

      • Renshi 錬士 Shihan Menkyo 師範免許 Instructors License. (Dated 07/2016).

      • Sensei License (Dated 07/20/2004, Certificate #00103).

    • Active member: Dai Nippon Butoku Kai (DNBK 大日本武徳会 国際分割) International Division;

      • 2005 to Present: Kyoto 京都 Japan, (Member ID#: 1283).

      • Godan 五段 5th Dan (Dated 02/01/13).

      • Renshi 錬士 Shihan Menkyo 師範免許 Instructors License (Dated 12/2013, Certificate #1251).

    • Active member: USA Karate (USANKF) National Karatedo Federation, Member of the united States Olympic Committee;

      • 1996 to Present: Lifetime Member, Colorado Springs Co; (Member ID#: 12359).

      • Godan 五段 5th Dan (Dated 07/11/13; Certificate #240).

      • USANKF Kata Judge - B, Kumite Referee - D.

      • National Coaches Certification Level II

    • Active member: Ryukyu Bujutsu Kenkyu Doyukai (RBKD) Yamanni Ryu Kobujutsu 山根流 古武術 (Kobudo 古武道);

      • 2013 to Present - San Mateo, CA.


    For additional or updated information

    Kanryo Higaonna
    Kanryo Higaonna Sensei 東恩納 寛量
    March 10th, 1853 - December 23, 1917

    Born March 10th, 1853 in Nishi-machi (Nishimura), Naha-shi, Okinawa - the 10th generation of Higaonna family in Haru Lineage.
    At the time he was born Okinawa was occupied by the Satsuma Clan. Reputed to have earned a living transporting firewood from the Kerama Island.

    Kenzo Uchiage
    • Kenzo Uchiage Hanshi

    • 1920 - October 23rd 2003

    Mr. Kenzo Uchiage studied jointly under Chojun Miyagi in Okinawa and with Gogen Yamaguchi while at Ritsumeikan University in Japan. Under their direction he was one of the early members of Gojuryu Karatedo to have received the Renshi Menkyu from the Dai Nippon Butokukai

    Kishio Gosen Yamaguchi Shihan

    Kishio Gosen Yamaguchi Shihan

    Co-Founder of Goju Kai Karate Do USA

    1940-1990

    Kishio Gosei Yamaguchi was undoubtedly one of the finest Masters of Karate-do that we have had the honour to train with , albeit briefly. Gosen Shihan's death in 1990 approximately one year after his father Jitsumi Gogen Kaiso, was the greatest shock to all of us, and especially so to his mother Midori Yamaguchi,† and his siblings, Hirofumi Goshi, Norimi Gosei, and Wakako.† The pain etched indellibly into the face of Goshi Shihan as he discussed the tragic loss of his dear brother is testament enough to the esteem to which he was held within his own family. Gogen Kaiso was obviously very proud of.....................


    Koshin Iha Hanshi Curriculum Vitae

    剛柔会 Koshin Iha Hanshi

    1922 - Present

  • 1922 - Born in Naha Okinawa
  • 1938 - Begins training with Chojun Miyagi Sensei
  • 1942 - Chojun Miyagi and Koshin Iha Sensei perform an individual enbu demonstration at Butoku-den for the visit to Okinawa of Imperial messenger Ogura.
  • 1953 November - Senior students of Miyagi Sensei meet at the house of Genkai Nakaima. Those present include Seiko Kina, Meitoku Yagi, Jitsue Yogi, Ei'ichi Miyazato and Koshin Iha.

  • Kyo Mouri

    Kyo Mouri Sensei

    January 1st, 1921 - August 1998

    Kyo Mouri Sensei served as the President of the JKF Gojukai from April of 1997 to August of 1998. See the following outline for his specific Biography:


    Leo Lipinski Kyoshi Curriculum Vitae

    剛柔会 Leo Lipinski Kyoshi

  • 1946 August 7 - Present

    Born in South Africa, Leo Lipinski - Kyoshi, holds the grade of 7th Dan - JKF Gojukai and, 8th Dan Seiwa Kai International Gojuryu Karatedo. He actively and extensively teaches and travels to seminars to spread Gojuryu Karatedo. To date, he organizes and teaches seminars usually twice a year in various locations in Europe together with Japanese instructors as well as trains annually and sometimes twice per year in Japan [since circa 1960 to date]. Leo Lipinski also teaches independently, a minimum of 20 seminars annually in various countries including Europe, the Americas, Asia, Australia and Africa. See the following outline for his specific Biography / Curriculum Vitae:

  • MASANOBU SHINJO, LEE GRAY AND THE SHOBUKAN - THE OTHER GOJU RYU
    MASANOBU SHINJO, LEE GRAY AND THE SHOBUKAN - THE OTHER GOJU RYU By Robert Hunt The afternoon sun still drifted through opaque windows at the end of the gymnasium and offered a smidgen of hazy twilight to my corner of the stands. Contestants and judges buzzed about the floor in constant activity and watchers came and went through the double doors at the other end of the room. It was 1974. Tournament karate was young and exciting. Nowadays tournaments often feel like the proverbial hackneyed nag, tired from use and abuse, but, back then, they were fresh and still new, full of undiscovered challenge. No one knew where we were going, but it was a great time to get there.

    Meitoku Yagi

    Meitoku Yagi Hanshi
    March 6th 1912 - February 7th 2003

    Born March 6, 1912 Meitoku Yagi is the highest ranking and most thoroughly knowledgeable party on Gojuryu.
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