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CHOJUN  MIYAGI

GOJU-RYU FOUNDER

 

 

 

GOGEN   YAMAGUCHI

(Japanese Goju-ryu)

 

 

Shuji Tasaki Hanshi 9th Dan JKF Goju Kai, (Seiwakai founder)

Born in Tokyo, January 20th 1933 - passed away on January 31, 2011

Shuji Tasaki Hanshi was one of the head Shihan in the early years of the All Japan Karatedo Gojukai Yamaguchi-ha. See the following outline for his specific Biography

1933 - January 20th - Born in Tokyo Japan.

1950 - Begins Karatedo training in High School

1951 - Joins the Yamaguchi's Asakusa 'All Japan Karatedo Gojukai' Gojuryu Dojo

1952 - Grades to Shodan in Yamaguchi Gojukai Gojuryu Karatedo.

1954 - Grades to Nidan in Yamaguchi Gojukai Gojuryu Karatedo

1957 - Grades to Sandan in Yamaguchi Gojukai Gojuryu Karatedo

1958 - Begins teaching under Gogen Yamaguchi

1961 - Grades 4th Dan and Jokyo Renshi license issued by Yamaguchi Gojukai

1963 April - Winner of the 1st All Japan Karatedo Gojukai Shiai. 1st place being Shuji Tasaki, 2nd place being Gonnohyoe Yamamoto, 3rd place being Mutsuo Shimotoku and fourth place being Goshi Yamaguchi.

1964 - Shihan license issued by Yamaguchi Gojukai

1965 May - The All Japan Karatedo Gojukai hosts its 2nd Championship tournament in Wakayama Prefecture Japan. First place winner being Hirano Osamu, 2nd place being Shuji Tasaki [competing with a broken arm].

1965 - Grades to 5th Dan in Yamaguchi Gojukai Gojuryu Karatedo

1966 - Shihan Kyoshi license issued by Yamaguchi Gojukai

1970 - Grades to 6th Dan JKF Gojukai

1972 - Founds Seiwakai [JKF Gojukai] Gojuryu Karatedo

1974 - Continues teaching Gojuryu Karatedo at his Dojo in Oshiage Tokyo Japan.

1974 - Appointed JKF National Instructor

1975 - Grades to 7th Dan, JKF Gojukai

1986 - Acquired the grade JKF Gojukai 8th Dan

1986 - Acquires the Shihan license of Hanshi.

Actively serves as Gojukai Deputy Chief of Board of Directors, a Central Examiner and a Manager of Kanto Region.

 

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Shuji Tazaki fu il primo allievo in assoluto di Gogen Yamaguchi, fu l'allievo più bravo e di fiducia con cui condivideva il Dojo in Giappone e tutte le trasferte all'estero.

Gogen Yamaguchi gli attribuì persino il nome di "GOSHU" ritenendolo alla pari di un figlio.

The five victors of the 1st All Japan Karate-Do Goju-Kai Group Tournament held at Tokyo in 1963. (From left, Goshi 4th-dan, Mutsuo Shumotoku 4th-dan, Shuji Tazaki 4th-dan, Gonnohyoe Yamamoto 4th-dan, and Hisatada Yabe 3rd-dan

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Shuji Tazaki _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _1° classificato -

Gonnohyoe Yamamoto _ _ 2° classificato -

Mutsuo Shumotoku _ _ _ _3° classificato-

Goshi Yamaguchi_ _ _ _ _ _4° classificato

 

 


 

Seiichi Fujiwara

(President of Seiwa-kai)

1950 - Present

Born in Yokote City Japan, Seichi Fujiwara Shihan is the 8th Dan [as of this writing] in the JKF Gojukai. Fujiwara Sensei has had a pivitol role in guiding Gojuryu Karatedo outside of Japan, having taught in more than 20 countries over the past 10 years and continuing his time away from family and home several times per year annually. See the following outline for his specific Biography / Curriculum Vitae:

  • 1967 - Began Karatedo Training at the age of 17.
     
  • 1974  October - Opened his first Dojo in Omagari City in Wakatake-cho.
     
  • 1995 - JKF Gojukai 7th Dan
     
  • 2002 October - Japan Karatedo Federation Gojukai; 8th Dan
     

Current grades and positions include:

  • Japan Karatedo Federation Gojukai;
     
  • 8th Dan Seiwkai Gojuryu Karatedo;
     
  • 8th Dan Japan Karatedo Federation;
     
  • 7th Dan Vice President; Seiwakai Gojuryu Karatedo
     
  • Former; National Champion Kata and Kumite
     
  • Director and Coach; Akita Karate-Do Federation Goju-Kai
     
  • Senior member; Oversees Committee for National Karate-Do Federation Goju-kai
     
  • Appointed; Executive Director of the JKF Gojukai
     
  • Currently presides over seven dojo branches spanning Akita-shi, Yokote-shi, Kamioka-cho and Nakasen-cho.

       

                         Chojun Miyagi
                                    |

                         Gogen Yamaguchi
                                    | 
                     Shuji Tasaki[Seiwakai]
                             |
                             |
                            Seiichi Fujiwara
[Japan]
                             |           
                             |____ Leo Lipinski
[England]
                             |
                             |____ Des Tuck
[USA]
                             |        
                             |____ Vassie Naidoo
[USA]
                             |            |
                             |            |__ Buddy Govender
Southfrica
                             |            |    
                             |            |__ Imtiaz Abdul
                             |            |
                             |            |__ Jeff Alexander
[USA]
                             |            |    
                             |            |__ James Daly
[USA]
                             |            |    
                             |_____Johnpaul Williams
[USA]
                             |            |    
                             |            |__ Andrea Daly
[USA]
                             |            |    
                             |            |__ Edison Valente
[USA]
                             |            |    
                             |            |__ Conrad Williams
[USA]
                             |            |    
                             |            |__ Hershel Sabater
[USA]
                             |            |     
                             |            |__ Henry Albaquerque
[USA]
                             |            |    
                             |            |__ Maria Sabater
[USA]
                             |            |    
                             |            |__ Sharif Baphu
[India]
                             |            |    
                             |            |__ Troy Gleeson
[USA]
                             |            |    
                             |            |__ Mike Riley
[USA]
                             |            |    
                             |            |__ Malinda Meohas
[USA]
                             |            |    
                             |            |__ Maile Elliott
[USA]
                             |            |    
                             |            |__ Timmi Singh
[South Africa]
                             |            |    
                             |            |__ Andrew Davids
[USA]
                             |            |    
                             |            |__ Brian Burdick
[USA]
                             |            |    
                             |            |__ Terry Knight
[USA]
                             |            |    
                             |            |__ Krishan Narayan
[USA]
                             |            |    
                             |            |__ Sanjit Mandall
[USA]
                             |            |    
                             |            |__ Colin West
[USA]
                             |            |    
                             |            |__ Brian Learner
[USA]
                             |            |    
                             |            |__ Amber Brvickshank
[USA]
                             |            |    
                             |            |__ Alan Parker
[USA]
                             |            |    
                             |            |__ Paul Banchek
[USA]
                             |            |    
                             |            |__ Marko Madrid
[Mexico - USA]
                             |            |    
                             |            |__ Sandra Madrid
[Mexico - USA]
                             |            |    
                             |            |__ Edwardo Caicedo
[Columbia]
                             |            |  |
                             |            |  |__ Charles F.Ropieque
[USA]
                             |            |            
                             |            |__Antonio Madriz
                             |            |  |
[Madrid Villalobos[Mexico]
                             |            |  Marko Madrid
[Mexico-USA] 
                             |            |  |
                             |            |  Sandra Madrid
[Mexico-USA]
                             |            |           

                             |_______Hannilisa Savolainen
[Chicago USA]
                             |             
                             |____ Ben Mare
[South Africa]
                             |          |
                            
|          |__ Peter Klipfel
                             |          |      |
                             |          |      |__ Gerhardt Mahnke
                             |          |
                             |          |__ Rob Crawford [Goshukan]
                             |          |    
                             |          |__ Leandi Basson
                             |          |
                             |          |__ Doug Silversten [Goshukan]
                             |          |    

                             |          |__ Gavin Labuschagne
                             |          |
                             |          |__ Humphrey Skosana
                             |          |
                             |          |__ Doug Silversten
                             |          |
                             |          |__ Richard Robinson
                             |          |
                             |          |__ Shawn Cameron
                             |          |
                             |          |__ Chris Neimand
                             |          |           |
                             |          |           |__ Audrey Hull
                             |          |           |
                             |          |           |__ Craig Hull
                             |          |
                             |          |__ Craig McDonald
                             |          |
                             |          |__ Paul Cryer
                             |          |
                             |          |__ Peter Beckley
                             |          |
                             |          |__ Stoefel Neiwoud
                             |
                             |____ Leon Mare
[USA]
                             |          |
                             |          |__ Dave Sanders
                             |          |
                             |          |__ Andrew Christou
                             |          |
                             |          |__ Brian Packett
                             |

                             |
                             |__ Paul Penasse____
                             |      
(Belgium)    |
                             |         |         |
                             |__ Tim Pennase_____|
                             |      
(Belgium)    |
                             |                   |
                             |                   |__ Rudy Hannes
                             |                   |
                             |                   |__ Fons Hannes
                             |                   |
                             |                   |__ Ronny De Boulle
                             |

                             |
                             |__ Iam McTavish
[Australia]
                             |   
                             |__ Stan Hart
[South Africa]
                             |   
                             |__ Gualter Dias
[Portugal]
                             |    
                             |__ Nigel Smart
[England]
                             |    
                             |__ Philip Blass
[England]
                             |    
                             |__ Les Winderbaum
[Australia]
                             |     |
                             |__ Jon Jacobson
[Australia]
                             |    
                             |__ Whitey Pollett
[South Africa]
                             |    
                             |__ Bill Coleman
[South Africa]
                             |    
                             |__ Etienne De Kock
[Deceased][South Africa]
                             |    
                             |__ Tony Ebrahim
[Deceased][South Africa]
                             |    
                             |__ Johnny Cattin
[Switzerland]
                             |   
                             |__ Erhard Kellner
[Austria]
                             |   
                             |__ Paul Coleman
[England]
                             |    
                             |__ Gerhardt Mahnke
[South Africa]
                             |    
                             |__ Dimitris Tsakatanis
[Greece]
                             |    
                             |__ Colin Whitehead
[Scotland]
                             |     
                             |__ Sandeep Salvi
[India]
                             |    
                             |__ Ravi Lalwani  
[India]
                             |    
                             |__ Anil Kadu
[India]
                             |    
                             |__ C.H Satya Narayan
[India]
                             |    
                             |__ Zlatko Bogatinovskii
[Yugoslavia]
                             |    
                             |__ Latke Latinovic
[Yugoslavia]
                             |    
                             |__ Gila Pal
[Hungary]
                             |    
                             |__ Marta Birone
[Hungary]
                             |    
                             |__ Zsolt Penderik
[Hungary]
                             |    
                             |__ I. Pinter
[Hungary]
                             |   
                             |__ Robert. Gal
[Hungary]
                             |   
                             |__ Franz Katzelberger
[Austria]
                             |    
                             |__ Alois Wiesbock
[Austria]
                             |    
                             |__ Rastislav Mraz
[Slovakia]
                             |    
                             |__ Robert. Koncal
[Slovakia]
                             |    
                             |__ Pavel Hluch
[Slovakia]
                             |    
                             |__ Brano Hromada
[Slovakia]
                             |    
                             |__ Jan Lakota
[Slovakia]
                             |    
                             |__ Ludo Divinitz
[Slovakia]
                             |    
                             |__ Tibor Adamek
[Slovakia]
                             |    
                             |__ Ondrej Sulaj
[Slovakia]
                             |    
                             |__ Peter Miklovic
[Slovakia]
                             |     
                             |__ Ivan Balaz
[Slovakia]
                             |    
                             |__ Milos Svantner
[Slovakia]
                             |    
                             |__ Laike Mahommed
[England]
                             |    
                             |__ Andrej Pikuta
[Poland]
                             |    
                             |__ Vitor Gomes
[Portugal]
                             |    
                             |__ Antonio Dos Santos
[Portugal]
                             |    
                             |__ Abel Figueiredo
[Portugal]
                             |    
                             |__ Daniel Iorga
[Romania - USA]
                             |    
                             |__ Michaela. Iorga
[Romania]
                             |   
                             |__ Ulrich Hoch
[Liechtenstein]
                             |    
                             |__ Dietmar Ender
(Liechtenstein)
                             |    
                             |__ Jorge Oliviera
(Switzerland)
                             |    
                             |__ Aldo Bagnato
(Switzerland)
                             |
                             |__ Jorge Pimento
(Portugal)
                             |    
                             |__ Racsz Gabor
(Hungary)
                             |    
                             |__ Chris Greene
(Hemel Hempsted England)
                             |    
                             |__ Ozel Osman
(England)
                             |    
                             |__ Kinglsey Johnson
(England)
                             |    
                             |__ Marie Greene
(England)
                             |    
                             |__ Evan Graham
(Finchley London England)
                             |    
                             |__ Michael Hollingbery
Borehamwood England
                             |    
                             |__ Gurmit Singh Ghatore
Southhall England
                     
         |    

                             |__ Ben Craft
England
                             |    
                             |__ Ryan Langworthy
Isle of Sheppey England
                             |    
                             |__ Robert Davis
Liverpool England
                             |   
                             |__ Kim Singh
England
                             |   
                             |__ Steve Duffy
England              
                             |    
                             |__ Teofilo Fonseca
Beja Portugal
                             |    
                             |__ Manuel Santos
Angola
                             |    
                             |__ Jose Baptista
Angola
                             |    
                             |__ B. Ram Reddy
India
                             |    
                             |__ Indunil Karunasena
Sri Lanka
                             |    
                             |__ Adnan Safak Yuksel
Turkey
                             |    
                             |__ Linda Lipinski
England
                             |    
                             |__ Debra Katz
England
                             |    
                             |__ Ruth Fielding
England
                             |    
                             |__ Rudi Strydom
[Deceased] South Africa
                             |     
                             |__ Luigi Stanziano
Italy
                            
|              |

                             |              |_ Giovanni Paolucci Italy

                                  |              |

                                  |_ _ _ _ _ _ _ |_ Francesco Marongiu Italy

                             |              |

                             |              |_ Pietro Meogrossi Italy

                             |              |

                             |              |_ Francesco Mollo Italy

                             |              |

                             |              |_ Hugues Pluvinage Italy

                             |              |

                             |              |_ Artem Goldobin Italy

                                  |              |
                             |              |_ Ghio Federico
Italy

                             |              |

                             |              |_ Giuliano Sabatini Italy

                                  |              |

                                  |              |_ Massimo Boscolo  Italy       

                                  |              |

                             |              |_ Russell Hiran (Sri Lanka)

                             |

                             |              
                             |_______Isao Yabunaka
[Canada]
                             |             |
                             |             |__ Kaz Matsuda
                             |             |
                             |             |__ Michael Szasc
                             |             |
                             |             |__ Ricci Bedry
                             |             |
                             |             |__ Jeff Choo
                             |             |
                             |             |__ Sunday Lao
                             |             |
                             |             |__Soshi Matsuda
                             |             |
                             |             |__Karen Matsuda
                             |             |
                             |             |____Peter Brown
[Canada]
                             |                  |
                             |                  |__Douglas Smerek
[Canada]
                             |

                             |_______Craig Vokey [Canada]

                            
                             |____Alan Chan
[Canada]
                             |
                             |____ Eddie Liu
[Hong Kong]
                             |      
                             |____ Yasubi Nagi
[Australia]
                             |       
                             |____ Keith Hill
[Australia]
                             |      
                             |____ Glenn Stephenson
[Australia]
                             |            |
                             |            |__ Kylie Stephenson
                             |            |
                             |            |__ Michael Cross
                             |            |
                             |            |__ Fareed Mills
                             |            |
                             |____________|__ Michael Patrick
                             |            |
                             |            |__ Bernie Haughey
                             |            |
                             |____________|__ Mario Borg
                             |            |
                             |            |__ Brooke Archibald
                             |            |
                             |            |__ Lauren Archibald
                             |            |
                             |            |__ Christine Knight
                             |            |
                             |            |__ Shuan Maggott
                             |            |
                             |            |__ Dean Maggott
                             |            |
                             |            |__ Elmina Joldic
                             |            |
                             |            |__ Gary Stretton
                             |            |
                             |            |__ Richelle Barker
                             |            |
                             |            |__ Nicole Ehellan
                             |            |
                             |            |__ Steven Sutcliffe
                             |

                             |
                             |__ Fujino
[Japan]
                             |   
                             |__ Ishihara
[Japan]
                             |   
                             |__ Sugimoto
[Japan]
                             |   
                             |__ Kaijo
[Japan]
                             |   
                             |__ Machida
[Japan]
                             |   
                             |__ Nakaizumi
[Japan]
                             |   
                             |__ Akio Takahashi [Kenwa-Kai]
Japan
                                        |
                                        |__ Stuart Booth
[South Africa]
                                        |   
                                        |__ Morne Fourie
[South Africa]
                                        |   
                                        |__ Des Tuck
                                        |
                                        |__ Jokio Billy
[South Africa]

 

 

                                     

 

2010, actual world panoram


AFRICA   

 

 

Angola

 

Manuel Santos

Jose Baptista

Manuel Santos

 

South Africa

South Africa
Buddy Govender

Timmi Singh

Ben Mare

Peter Klipfel

Gerhardt Mahnke

Stan Hart

Whitey Pollett

Bill Coleman

Kenwa-kai

Stuart Booth

Morne Fourie

Des Tuck

Jokio Billy

 


ASIA  

 

Hong Kong

Eddie Liu

 

India

India

Sandeep Salvi

Ravi Lalwani

Anil Kadu

C.H Satya Narayan

B. Ram Reddy

Sharif Baphu

 

Iran

 

 

Iraj Teymournejad

Ebrahim Esfandyari

 

 

Nepal

 

 

Br Mitra

 

 

Japan

Japan

Seiichi Fujiwara

Fujino

Ishihara

Sujimoto

Kaijo

Machida

Nakaizumi

Akio Takahashi

 

 

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

Indunil Karunasena

 


EUROPE  

Armenia

 

 

Artur Manyasan

 

Austria
Belgium

Franz Katzelberger

Erhard Kellner

Alois Wiesbock

Thomas Wallek

 

 

Belgium

Belgium

Paul Penasse

Tim Pennase

Rudy Hannes

Fons Hannes

Ronny De Boulle

 

 

Iugoslavia

 

 

Zlatko Bogatinovskii

Latke Latinovic

 

 

Germania

 

Stanko Kumer

Gerd Neuland

Hagen Neumann

Alexander Buze

Markus Kumer

André Schmück

Zeljko Topalovic

Sabrina Kumer

 

 

Greece
Greece

Dimitris Tsakatanis

Tasios George

Pavlos

Demitris Lemonis

 

 

Hungary

Hungary

Gila Pal

Martha Birone

Zsolt Penderik

I. Pinter

Robert. Gal

Peter Kovacs

Bences Arkadi

Pali

 

 

Italy

Italy

Luigi Stanziano

Giovanni Paolucci

Francesco Marongiu

Pietro Meogrossi

Francesco Mollo

Hugues Pluvinage

Artem Goldobin

Ghio Federico

Giuliano Sabatini

Massimo Boscolo

 

Liechestain

 

 

Ulrich Hoch

Dietmar Ender

 

 

Polonia

 

 

Andrej Pikuta

 

 

Portugal

Portugal

Gualter Dias

Vitor Gomes

Antonio Dos Santos

Abel Figueiredo

Jorge Pimento

Teofilo Fonseca

 

 

Romania
Romania

Michaela. Iorga

Daniel Iorga

Bogza Cristian

 

 

Russia
 

 

Vasily Zyukalin

 

Serbia

 

 

Zlatko Bogatinovski

 

 

 

Slovakia
Slovakia

Rastislav Mraz

Robert. Koncal

Pavel Hluch

Brano Hromada

Jan Lakota

Ludo Divinitz

Tibor Adamek

Ondrej Sulaj

Peter Miklovic

Ivan Balaz

Milos Svantner

Rasto Mràz

 

 

Switzerland
Switzerland

Jorge Oliviera

Aldo Bagnato

Jonny Cattin

 

 

 

Turchia

 

 

Adnan Safak Yuksel

 

 

 

United Kingdom

United Kingdom

Leo Lipinski

Nigel Smart

Philip Blass

Paul Coleman

Laike Mahommed

Chris Greene

Ozel Osman

Kinglsey Johnson

Marie Greene

Evan Graham

Michael Hollingbery

Gurmit Singh Ghatore

Ben Craft

Ryan Langworthy

Robert Davis

Kim Singh

Steve Duffy

Linda Lipinski

Debra Katz

Ruth Fielding

Colin Whitehead

 


CANADA

 

Canada
 

Canada

Isao Yabunaka

Kaz Matsuda

Michael Szasc

Ricci Bedry

Jeff Choo

Sunday Lao

Soshi Matsuda

Karen Matsuda

Peter Brown

Douglas Smerek

Craig Vokey

 


OCEANIA 

 

Australia

Australia

Iam McTavish

Les Winderbaum

Jon Jacobson

Yasubi Nagi

Keith Hill

Glenn Stephenson

Kylie Stephenson

Michael Cross

Fareed Mills

Michael Patrick

Bernie Haughey

Mario Borg

Brooke Archibald

Lauren Archibald

Christine Knight

Shuan Maggott

Dean Maggott

Elmina Joldic

Gary Stretton

Richelle Barker

Nicole Ehellan

Steven Sutcliffe

 

 

 

Nuova zelanda

 

 

Pat McGregor (Deceased)

Dean Wiseman

Lindsay Thomas

George Glausiuss

Gary White

Heather Cooper

Tim Heyworth

 


SOUTH AMERICA  

 

 

Brazil

Brazil

Ademir da Costa

Daniel Nozawa

Edivan Souto

Jeferson Cruz

João Noronha

Ricardo Granado

Luiz Ivanov

Ricardo Coutinho

Wolmir Mangoni

 

 

 

Colombia

 

Edwardo Caicedo

 

 

 

Messico

 

Marko Madrid

Sandra Madrid

Antonio Madriz

 


NORTH AMERICA

 

 

 

Des Tuck

Vassie Naidoo

Jeff Alexander

James Daly

Johnpaul Williams

Andrea Daly

Edison Valente

Conrad Williams

Hershel Sabater

Henry Albaquerque

Maria Sabater

Troy Gleeson

Mike Riley

Malinda Meohas

Maile Elliott

Andrew Davids

Brian Burdick

Terry Knight

Krishan Narayan

Sanjit Mandall

Colin West

Brian Learner

Amber Brvickshank

Alan Parker

Paul Banchek

Charles F.Ropieque

Hannilisa Savolainen

Leon Mare

Dave Sanders

Andrew Christou

Brian Packett

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