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History Of Goju Kai

Mr. Yamaguchi Gogen was the first President of Goju-Kai (Kai means school / organisation ; Ryu means more style / vaguely school sometimes). One year later he left and Mr. Uehara was nominated. As ‘Acting president’ for few years and then Mr. Shozo Ujita. 

Mr. Gogen Yamaguchi named his organization as ‘Zennihon (all Japan) Karate-Do Goju-Kai’. We named our Goju-Kai as Japan Karate-Do Federation Goju-Kai (Renmei Goju-Kai). 

So now there are two Goju-Kai in the world but our Goju-Kai is affiliated with J.K.F. directly to represent Goju-Kai in Japan. 

Jitsuei-Kai was started as an Osaka YMCA Karate-Do club and affiliated with Seigo-Kan. When J.K.F. Goju-Kai Osaka branch was formed, it separated from Seigo-Kan as our Mr. Tanaka was member of J.K.F. Goju-Kai establishment.

Timeline

1935      Chojun Miyagi Sensei gave instruction for a short period in Kyoto, Japan.

1942      Chojun Miyagi Sensei again gave instruction for a short period in Kyoto, Japan.

1950      All Nippon Karatedo Goju Kai was founded.

President:                  Gogen Yamaguchi Sensei

1972      In accordance with the inauguration of the Federation of All Japan Karatedo Organisation (FAJKO), All Nippon Karatedo Goju Kai was reorganised as Japan Karatedo Federation Goju Kai (JKF Goju Kai).

President:                 Gogen Yamaguchi Sensei

Vice President:        Jitsuei Yogi Sensei

                                   Soh Nei Choo Sensei

                                   Kyo Mouri Sensei

                                   Haruyoshi Kagawa Sensei

                                  Seigo Tada Sensei

General Secretary:     Kuranosuke Kimura Sensei

NB: Japan Karatedo Federation (JFK) is recognised as the representative of Japan by the governmental organisation.

1973      Gogen Yamaguchi Sensei resigned his position and left JKF Goju Kai. Uehara Sensei was nominated as Acting President. JKF Goju Kai Championship was held in Okinawa to commemorate Chojun Miyagi Sensei for the 20th anniversary of his death.

1975      The first JKF Goju Kai Annual Tournament was held in Kyoto, Japan. The standard forms of Kata Sanchin, Tensho, Saifa, and Seiyunchin were established.

1977      Shozo Ujita Sensei was nominated as the second President of JKF Goju Kai.

1983      JKF Goju Kai Championship was held in Okinawa to commemorate Chojun Miyagi Sensei for the 30th anniversary of his death.

1987      The first JKF Goju Kai International Championship was held in Singapore.

1988      The second JKF Goju Kai International Championship was held in Hong Kong.

1990      The third JKF Goju Kai International Championship was held in Australia.

1995      The fourth JKF Goju Kai International Championship was held in New Zealand.