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New Edition of Book
An updated edition of Higaonna Sensei’s The History of Karate - Goju Ryu is nearing completion and will be published this year.

Classical Fighting Arts magazine…
…will feature an article on Hojo Undo in its next edition, Vol 2 No.18 Issue 41. Written by honbu staff member, Brent Pawlik, it was photographed at Higaonna Sensei’s dojo by CFA staff.

Goju Ryu DVDs now available internationally.
The DVDs produced by Higaonna Sensei with Tsunami Productions set the technical standard for his students around the world.

Goju Ryu in 1939 Old Movie Found
Classical Fighting Arts magazine is restoring Ryukyu no Fubutsu, a movie made in 1939 by a noted Japanese anthropologist which includes footage of Goju Ryu karate being performed by students of Chojun Miyagi Sensei.



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The Higaonna Dojo is dedicated to the practice and dissemination of Okinawan Gojo Ryu karate, as founded and systemized by Chojun Miyagi Sensei. Training is traditional with an emphasis on body conditioning, (hojo undo), the study of fundamental technique, (kihon) and the perfection of the Goju Ryu kata as they were bequeathed to us by Miyagi Sensei.

Our senior instructor is Morio Higaonna Sensei 10th Dan, Hanshi. He is assisted by Kuramoto Sensei, and instructors Arangio-Febbo, Miyagi, and Pawlik.

Ours is a PRIVATE dojo, training is therefore by invitation or special arrangement only.

Please contact Brent Pawlik brent@iogkfhonbu.com

We are located in the Tsuboya district of Naha, close to the Asato and Makishi monorail. See map

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Morio Higaonna began his study of Goju Ryu karate at the dojo of its founder, Chojun Miyagi Sensei, in 1955. He soon distinguished himself as a dedicated student with natural ability, and was consequently taken under the wing of An’ichi Miyagi, a student of the Founder in the postwar years.

After graduating from university in Tokyo, he dedicated his life to karate, and soon become the most widely recognized, and respected Goju Ryu instructor in the world. His Yoyogi Dojo in Tokyo attracted students as famous as Donn F. Draeger, Harry Cook, and Terry O’Neill.

A prolific author, Higaonna Sensei has written five books and produced at least eighteen full length instructional DVDs on Gju Ryu karate. He is presently conducting research into the life of Chojun Miyagi (1888-1953) for a biography.

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