Goju Ryu Timeline
- Naha, 10 March 1853
- Chuan fa (Kempo) / Naha-te / Shorei-ryu
Kanryo Higaonna receives instructions from Ryu Ryu Ko
- Fuzhou, China
- Founder of “Whooping Crane Kungfu” (ming hequan)
Kanryo Higaonna returns to Okinawa
- Okinawa has meanwhile been annexed by Japan.
- Naha, 25 April 1888
- Talented judoka
- Since 1922 Uchi-deshi with Chojun Miyagi
- Intended successor of Chojun Miyagi
Chojun Myagi (L) receives instructions from Kanryo Higaonna
- Together with Kohatsu Kyoda (R), Mabuni Kenwa (Shito Ryu), and others.
Kanryo Higaonna teaches at the Naha Commercial High School
- Mainly Sanchin kata
Chojun Miyagi called up for military service
- 1910–1912, Miyakonojo, Miyazaki, Japan
- Medical service
Chojun Miyagi returns to Okinawa
- November 1912
- Daily training for 3 years with Kanryo Higaonna
- Chojun Miyagi appointed as succesor
- October 1915, at age 63.
- Teacher of Chojun Miyagi (founder of Goju-ryu), Kenwa Mabuni (founder of Shito-ryu), Kohatsu Kyoda (founder of Toon-ryu), Tsuyoshi Chitose (founder of Chito-ryu), Koki Shiroma, Higa Seiko en Shinpan Gusukuma.
Chojun Miyagi travels to China
- Travels with Eisho Nakamoto
- Searches for information on Ryu Ryu Ko (who meanwhile passed away), and other topics.
- Province Fujian
Chojun Miyagi names his karate-style Goju Ryu
- Teacher of Morio Higaonna
- No relation to Chojun Miyagi
Goju-ryu officially registered by the Butokukai
The first karate style that was officially registered in 1933
- 25 December 1938
- Former Chief Instructor, of the Internationale Okinawan Goju-ryu Karate-do Federation IOGKF
- 10th dan (September 2007)
- Passes away at the age 44, during a WII bombardement .
An’ichi Miyagi receives training from Chojun Miyagi
- 8 October 1953
- Student from Kanryo Higaonna (Naha-te karate)
- Founder of Goju-ryu
Morio Higaonna receives training from An’ichi Miyagi
- Garden dojo
Morio Higaonna teaches in Tokyo
- Yoyogi Dojo
Morio Higaonna founds the IOGKF
The goal of the IOGKF was and is to preserve the traditionel Goju-Ryu karate, as it was practiced and taught by Miyagi Chojun sensei, as an Okinawan heritage. To preserve this Okinawan heritage in its original form for the future generations of karateka, all over the world.
IOGKF recognized by the Nihon Kobudo Kyo Kai
The IOGKF-Netherlands is the Dutch representation of the IOGKF, and was founded in 1998 and is a continuation of the NOGKA (Nederlands Okinawa Goju-Ryu Karate-do Associatie), which was founded in 1985 by the late sensei Harry de Spa (1951 – 1999; 5e dan). Morio Higaonna initially assigned a (kambukai) with A. ter Veer, C. de Jongh, R. van Toorn en S. Leijenhorst, in which S. Leijenhorst was responsable for the technical matters.
Sydney Leijenhorst Chief Instructor of the IOGKF-Nederland
During the Budosai on Okinawa in 2004, sensei Sydney Leijenhorst (6th dan) was appointed by sensei Morio Higaonna as the Chief Instructor for the Netherlands.
IOGKF counts 75.000 members in 47 countries
An’ichi Miyagi passed away
April 2009 (at the age of 78)
Tetsuji Nakamura becomes World Chief Instructor
Tetsuji Nakamura Sensei is appointed World Chief Instructor – Shuseki Shihan by Morio Higaonna Sensei who decided to take the place of his teacher An’Ichi Miyagi Sensei as Saiko Shihan.