What is the JKF Goju-kai?
Kenzo Uchiage, Kinkichi Katano, Tomoharu Kisaki, Yamaguchi Gogen, Shozo Ujita und Mitsuyasu Okamur
What is JKF Gojukai?
The original JKF Gojukai was established under Gogen Yamaguchi, the first president, in 1950. As of April 2nd, 1972 - with the establishment of the Japan Karatedo Federation, Shozo Ujita Shihan and others, modified its organization into the JKF Gojukai. Karatedo in Okinawa can be broadly divided into two sects, Nahate and Shurite. The most popular school of Nahate is Gojukai, which is a strain of Chinese Nanpa Shorin-ken. In 1930, the founder Chojun Miyagi Sensei named his school "Gojuryu". He cited a line to name his school from the "Bubishi" which is a traditional book of Shorin-ken Hakkaku-mon in Fujian province, China. In August 1973 - a tournament [Shiai] for paying homage to the 20th anniversary of Chojun Miyagi Sensei's death was held in Okinawa. On August 21, 1983, a tournament [Shiai] for paying homage to the 30th anniversary of Chojun Miyagi's death was also held in Okinawa.
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