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JP Williams Curriculum Vitae: Web Admin

Johnpaul Williams at the old Seiwakai Hombu doju in Omagari Japan

Johnpaul Williams - ウィリアムズ・ジョンポール・寛 

Originally from Manhattan New York NY, residing in the San Francisco Bay Area, JP Williams has been a catalyst in reconnecting Gōjū Ryū Karate-Dō 剛柔流空手道 practitioners across the globe via internet and free communication resources including, Gōjūryū.net, Gōjūryū.com, JKF Gōjū Kai 全日本空手道連盟剛柔会 Networking project, founding multiple Martial Art and Budō 武道 Groups (such as the California Gōjū Ryū Tomodachi Kenkyukai); providing open and unbiased forums (All Gōjūryū Network) and distinctive research regarding Gōjū Ryū Karate-Dō 剛柔流空手道, and having contributed to multiple publications, articles, services and; the construction of what is considered the most thorough, historically accurate time-line pertaining to the Gōjū Ryū Karate-Dō 剛柔流空手道 to date.


To separate and divide political interests, current ongoing training, grading and memberships include hoever may not be limited to:

  • Active member: Seiwakai International Gojuryu Karatedo 剛柔流 空手道 誠和会;
    • 1999 to Present: Omagari 大曲市 / Daisen 大仙市 Japan 日本. Member ID#: 1869.
    • Godan 五段 Menjō 免状 (diploma) 5th Dan, dated 07/11/12; #2204.
    • Renshi 錬士 Shihan Menkyo 師範免許 (teacher's license) dated 07/2016, #(001) 21.
    • Sensei Menkyo 先生免許 (license) dated 07/20/2004, #00103
  • Active member: Japan Karatedo Federation Gojukai [JKF Gojukai; 全日本 空手道 連盟 剛柔会];
    • 1999 to Present: Tokyo 東京 Japan 日本, Member ID#: 12369.
    • Godan 五段 Menjō 免状 (diploma) 5th Dan, dated 07/14/2012; #5-00205.
    • Renshi 錬士 Shihan Menkyo 師範免許 (teacher's license) dated 08/2016, #301.
  • Active member: Dai Nippon Butoku Kai 大日本武徳会 DNBK International Division via Heisei Seidoh Kan - Visalia CA;
    • 2005 to Present: Kyoto 京都 Japan 日本, Member ID#: 1283.
    • Godan 五段 Menjō 免状 (diploma) 5th Dan, dated 02/01/13.
    • Renshi 錬士 Shihan Menkyo 師範免許 (teacher's license) dated 12/2013, #1251.
  • Active member: USA Karate [USANKF] National Karatedo Federation, Member of the United States Olympic Committee;
    • 1996 to Present: Lifetime Member, Colorado Springs Colorado; Member ID#: 12359.
    • Godan 五段 Menjō 免状 (diploma) 5th Dan, dated 07/11/13; #240.
    • USANKF Kata 型 Judge 審査員 - B, Kumite 組手 Referee 審判 - D.
    • National Coaches Certification Level II.
  • Active member: Ryukyu Bujutsu Kenkyu Doyukai [RBKD] Yamanni Chinen Ryū Kobujutsu 山根知念流 古武術 (Kobudō 古武道);
    • 2013 to Present - San Mateo, CA.

For additional information visit www.gojuryu.net/sf or see the following Curriculum Vitae:

---2016---

  • 2017 January - Relocated AGK Academy for Goju Ryu Karatedo and Bujutsu to Menlo Park California at the original site of USA Gojukai Shibu Dojo of Cornell Watson in Menlo Park California.
  • 2016 November - Santa Monica Seminar. Received Japan Karatedo Federation Gojukai [JKF Gojukai; 全日本 空手道 連盟 剛柔会] Renshi 錬士 Shihan Menkyo 師範免許 Instructors License ID#XXXXX. (Dated 08/2016).
  • 2016 November Participated in the USA Goju Ryu Karatedo Seiwakai Kata & Bunkai Gasshuku; Directed by Seiichi Fujiwara, hosted by Vassie Naidoo, special guest Takafumi Hamabata; Santa Monica, California.
  • 2016 October - Machida Seminar Traditional Karate applications for MMA.
  • 2016 September - Received Seiwa Kai International Gojuryu Karatedo 剛柔流 空手道 誠和会 Renshi 錬士 Shihan Menkyo 師範免許 Instructors License ID#XXXXX. (Dated 07/2016).
  • 2016 August - Submitted application for Renshi [錬士] Shihan [師範] Menkyo License in Gojuryu Karatedo to Japan Karatedo Federation Gojukai [JKF Gojukai; 全日本 空手道 連盟 剛柔会] via Fujiwara Seiichi.
  • 2016 July - Submitted application for Renshi [錬士] Shihan [師範] Menkyo License in Gojuryu Karatedo to Seiwa Kai International Gojuryu Karatedo 剛柔流 空手道 誠和会 via Vassie Naidoo.
  • 2016 May - Lead Instructor for Central Coast Joint Karate Seminar hosted by CK Karate at Presidio of Monterey. Monterey California.
  • 2016 March 5 - Closed course training; directed by Seiichi Fujiwara, organized by Vassie Naidoo; Kowloon Hong Kong PRC.
  • 2016 March 6 - Attended the Seiwa Kai International 剛柔流 空手道 誠和会 Tournament [Shiai] in Hong Kong, PRC with Seiichi Fujiwara and Vassie Naidoo; Directed and hosted by Eddie Hok Ming Liu, Kowloon Hong Kong.
  • 2016 May - Approximately one year after instructors death, began organizing published articles into book format for "Desktop Reference & Guide - Goju Ryu Karate."
  • ---2015---

  • 2015 July - Nominated to the Technical Subcommittee of the USA Karate [USANKF] National Karatedo Federation for Gojuryu Karatedo by Ramon Veras, .
  • 2015 August - Guest Instructor for Central Coast Joint Karate Seminar hosted by CK Karate at Presidio of Monterey. Monterey California.
  • 2015 October - Lead Instructor for Central Coast Joint Karate Seminar hosted by CK Karate at Presidio of Monterey. Monterey California.
  • 2015 November 6 to 8 - Participated the USA Goju Ryu Karatedo Seiwakai Kata & Bunkai Gasshuku; Directed by Seiichi Fujiwara, hosted by Vassie Naidoo; Santa Monica, California.
  • 2015 November 8 - Tachi-ai [Shushin] for Shinsa [gradings]; USA Gojuryu Karate-Do Seiwa Kai International 剛柔流 空手道 誠和会; Santa Monica, California.
  • 2015 November 20 to 22 - Participated / Assisted [Joshu] the Seminario International Seiwa Kai Gasshuku; directed by Vassie Naidoo, hosted by Marco Madrid Sr; Guadalajara Jalisco Mexico.
  • 2015 November 22 - Panelist for Shinsa [gradings]; Seiwa Kai International 剛柔流 空手道 誠和会; Guadalajara Jalisco Mexico.
  • ---2014---

  • 2014 January 26 - Participated; Completed the USA Karate [USANKF] Referee course. Upgraded to "Kata Judge C" and "Kumite Judge A"; USA Karate [USANKF] by Alex Miladi; Akihiro Omi Dojo - Japanese Arts & Cultural Center, San Jose, California.
  • 2014 February 21 to 23 - Participated / Assisted [dispatched Joshu] the "Seiichi Fujiwara Seminar"; Directed by Seiichi Fujiwara & Vassie Naidoo. Hosted by Maile Chinen & Robert Koncal of Kachi Karate; Honolulu Hawaii, USA.
  • 2014 f March 14 & 15 - Participated / Attended the Spring Training Clinic at Visalia Karatedo; Hosted by Dan Taylor; Visalia California, USA.
  • 2014 March 22 & 23 - Participated / Attended the Ryukyu Bujutsu Kenkyu Doyukai [RBKD] Gasshuku; Directed by Toshihiro Oshiro; Mt. View Buddhist Temple - Mountain View, CA.
  • 2014 April 4 to 6 - Participated / Assisted; USA Gojuryu Karate-Do Seiwa Kai International 剛柔流 空手道 誠和会, Instructors training Seminar; Hosted by Vassie Naidoo; Santa Monica California, USA.
  • 2014 April 19 - Men's Senior Advanced Kata; 3rd Place [pool of 18] loosing to Gustavo Lacau [Venezuela], US Open World Championships hosted by the USANKF & WKF; Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • 2014 April 20 - Participated; Completed the US Open Karate [USANKF] Referee course. Upgraded to "Kata Judge B" and "Kumite Referee D"; USA Karate [USANKF] by Alex Miladi, Cleveland Baxter, Fariba Madani, Katsutaka Tanaka; US Open, Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • 2014 July 10 - Men's Advanced Gojuryu Kata; 2rd Place, USA Karate [USANKF] National Championships & Team trials, Reno, Nevada.
  • 2014 July 11 - Men's Senior Advanced Kata; 3rd Place, USA Karate [USANKF] National Championships & Team trials, Reno, Nevada.
  • 2014 July 13 - Reissued [due to an erroronous original] Godan Certificate [五段 - 5th Dan], USA Karate [USANKF] member of the United States Olympic Committee, [post] dated 7/11/13; Certificate Registered #240, Endorsed by John DiPasquale, Jesse Canedo, Edward Kuras and Ramon Veras.
  • 2014 August 17 - Participated / attended the John & Alisa Fonseca Kumite Seminar hosted by Jim Ernst at Ramtown Karate. Dixon California.
  • 2014 October 17 to 19 - Participated / Assisted [dispatched Joshu] the "1st New York Goju Ryu Karatedo Seiwakai Seminar"; Directed by Vassie Naidoo. Hosted by Kevin Moskie of the 'USA Gojuryu Karatedo Seiwakai New York Branch Dojo'; Staten Island New York, USA.
  • 2014 October 23 - Nominated to the Technical Subcommittee of the USA Karate [USANKF] National Karatedo Federation for Gojuryu Karatedo by Mark Cramer, Roger Jarrett & Ramon Veras.
  • 2014 November 8 & 9 - Participated / Assisted [Joshu] the USA Goju Ryu Karatedo Seiwakai Kata & Bunkai Gasshuku; Directed by Seiichi Fujiwara, hosted by Vassie Naidoo, special guest Takafumi Hamabata; Santa Monica, California.
  • 2014 November 9 - Tachi-ai [Shushin] for Shinsa [gradings]; JKF Gojukai 全日本 空手道 連盟 剛柔会; Santa Monica, California.
  • 2014 November 22 & 23 - Participated / attended the Cheryl Murphy Kumite Seminar hosted by Mary Crawford Okaigan Dojo. Cupertino California.
  • 2014 December - Attended the funer of instructor Shihan Cornell Watson. Dallas, TX.
  • ---2013---

  • 2013 February - Registered for annual membership; USA Karate [USANKF] member of the United States Olympic Committee]: Member ID# 12357. Membership card not received.
  • 2013 Arpil 6 - Received Godan [五段 - 5th Dan] Certificate in Karatedo from the Dai Nippon Butoku Kai [DNBK 大日本武徳会] via Dan Taylor [Heisei Seidoh Kan DNBK Kyoshi - Visalia, CA] per submission to Dr. Hiroyuki Tesshin Hamada [Hanshi] Chair of the International Division of Dai Nippon Butoku Kai [DNBK 大日本武徳会]; endorsed by The Governor of Dai Nippon Butoku Kai [DNBK 大日本武徳会], His Royal Highness, Sosai, Higashi Fushimi, Jigo [Brother of Empress Kojun], dated Heisei 23 [2013 February 1].Godan Certificate USA Karate
  • 2013 April 12 to 14 - Participated / Attended; USA Gojuryu Karate-Do Seiwa Kai International 剛柔流 空手道 誠和会, Instructors training Seminar; Hosted by Vassie Naidoo; Santa Monica California, USA.
  • 2013 April 21 - Participated; Completed the USA Karate [USANKF] Referee course. Re-qualified as "Kata Judge D" and "Kumite Judge C"; USA Karate [USANKF] by Alex Miladi; Miladi Karate Academy, Yuba City, California.
  • 2013 May - Continued Kobudo training with Toshihiro Oshiro Sensei; Ryukyu Bujutsu Kenkyu Doyukai [RBKD] Hombu Dojo; Yamanni Ryu Kobujutsu.
  • 2013 July 11 - Completed the USA Karate [USANKF] member of the United States Olympic Committee] "National Coaches Certification course Level II" led by Tokey Hill, Bob Allen, Dustin Baldis, Akira Fukuda, Eric Hill, Tommy Hood, Jeff Kohn, & John Limcaco.
  • 2013 July 11 - Successfully auditioned for the Grade of 5th Dan [五段 - Godan Shinsa]; USA Karate [USANKF member of the United States Olympic Committee]: Board of examiners - Jesse Canedo, Ramon Veras, Bob Allen, Douglas Jepperson, & Ed Kuras; Greenville South Carolina. Supporting letters of recommendation from Tak [Takafumi] Hamabata, Vassie Naidoo and Dan Taylor.
  • 2013 July 17 to 23 - Participated / Attended the Seiwa Kai International Gojuryu Karatedo 剛柔流 空手道 誠和会 Gasshuku and Meetings; Senior Jokyo, Directed by Seiichi Fujiwara 藤原聖一 and Leo Lipinski; Budokan at Daisen 大仙市 [Oomagari 大曲市] - Japan.
  • Renshi Menkyo Dai Nippon Butoku Kai2013 July 25 & 26 - Participated / Attended the 39th National Japan Karatedo Federation Gojukai [JKF Gojukai; 全日本 空手道 連盟 剛柔会] Gasshuku directed by Akira Shiomi 塩見 明 & JKF Gojukai Shihan Kai; Big Whale, Wakayama, Japan.
  • 2013 August 7 - Received Godan Certificate [五段 - 5th Dan], USA Karate [USANKF] member of the United States Olympic Committee], dated 7/11/13; Certificate Registered #240, Endorsed by John DiPasquale, Jesse Canedo and Ramon Veras.
  • 2013 October 26 - Participated / Attended the Ryukyu Bujutsu Kenkyu Doyukai [RBKD] Gasshuku; Directed by Toshihiro Oshiro; Mt. View Buddhist Temple - Mountain View, CA.
  • 2013 October 28 - Upgraded Annual Membership to Lifetime Member; USA Karate [USANKF] member of the United States Olympic Committee]: Member ID# 12359. Card received February 21 2014.
  • 2013 November 8 to 10 - Participated / Assisted [Joshu] the 2nd Seminario International Seiwa Kai Gasshuku; Directed by Seiichi Fujiwara, Leo Lipinski, Vassie Naidoo, special guest Takafumi Hamabata; Guadalajara Jalisco Mexico.
  • 2013 November 10 - Tachi-ai [Shushin] for Shinsa [gradings]; JKF Gojukai 全日本 空手道 連盟 剛柔会; Guadalajara Jalisco Mexico.
  • 2013 November 21 - Participated; Completed the USA Karate [USANKF] Referee course. Upgraded to "Kata Judge C" and "Kumite Judge B"; USA Karate [USANKF] by Alex Miladi; Yong & Carl Hultin Dojo, Dublin, California.Godan Menkyo Dai Nippon Butoku Kai
  • 2013 December 14 - Received Renshi [錬士] Shihan [師範] Menkyo License in Karatedo from the Dai Nippon Butoku Kai [DNBK 大日本武徳会] via Dan Taylor [DNBK Kyoshi - Visalia, CA]; endorsed by The Governor of Dai Nippon Butoku Kai [DNBK 大日本武徳会], His Royal Highness, Sosai Higashi Fushimi, Jigo [Brother of Empress Kojun] & Dr. Hiroyuki Tesshin Hamada [Hanshi] Chair of the International Division of Dai Nippon Butoku Kai [DNBK 大日本武徳会], dated Heisei 25 [2013 October 2]. Kyoto Japan; Certificate Registered #1251.
  • 2013 December 14 & 15 - Participated / Attended the 13th Annual Winter Seminar Visalia Karatedo Gasshaku; Hosted by Dan Taylor; Visalia California, USA.
  • ---2012---

  • 2012 January - Reestablished General Membership; Dai Nippon Butoku Kai [DNBK 大日本武徳会] under the guidance of Dan Taylor [DNBK Kyoshi] - Visalia California, USA.
  • 2012 February 25 - Participated / Attended; Kata & Bunkai Seminar, Seiwa Kai International Gojuryu Karatedo 剛柔流 空手道 誠和会; Directed by Vassie Naidoo; Santa Monica California, USA.
  • 2012 May 18 - Reissued Certificate of General Membership; The Dai Nippon Butoku Kai [DNBK 大日本武徳会] from Dan Taylor [DNBK Kyoshi] - Visalia California, USA endorsed by Dr. Hiroyuki Tesshin Hamada [Hanshi] Chair, International Division of Dai Nippon Butoku Kai [DNBK 大日本武徳会], General Membership#:1283. Dated April 10th 2012.
  • 2012 May 18 to 20 - Participated / Attended the USA Gojuryu Karate-Do Seiwa Kai International 剛柔流 空手道 誠和会, Instructors training Seminar; Hosted by Vassie Naidoo; Santa Monica California, USA.Godan Menkyo JKF Gojukai
  • 2012 May 20 - Pre-auditioned for the Grade of 5th Dan [五段 - Godan Shinsa]; Seiwa Kai International Gojuryu Karatedo 剛柔流 空手道 誠和会 as a prerequisite to grading for Godan [5th Dan] JKF Gojukai; 全日本 空手道 連盟 剛柔会: Examiner - Vassie Naidoo]; Santa Monica California.
  • 2012 May 20 - Named as one of six to the Board of Directors - USA Gojuryu Karate-Do Seiwa Kai International 剛柔流 空手道 誠和会, serving also on the Board is Dan Taylor, Mark Cramer, Kevin Moskie, Joe Palminteri, and Brian Burdick Sr as Treasurer; Santa Monica California, USA.
  • 2012 July 4 to 11 - Participated / Attended the Seiwa Kai International Gojuryu Karatedo 剛柔流 空手道 誠和会Gasshuku and Meetings; Senior Jokyo, Directed by Seiichi Fujiwara 藤原聖一 and Leo Lipinski; Budokan at Daisen 大仙市 [Oomagari 大曲市] - Japan.
  • 2012 July 11 - Successfully participated in Grading for 5th Dan [五段 - Godan] under the revised grading specifications: Seiwa Kai International Gojuryu Karatedo 剛柔流 空手道 誠和会: Board of examiners - Leo Lipinski & Seiichi Fujiwara 藤原聖一; Oomagari 大曲市 Daisen 大仙市 Japan.
  • 2012 July 13 to 14 - Participated / Attended the 38th National Japan Karatedo Federation Gojukai [JKF Gojukai; 全日本 空手道 連盟 剛柔会] Shiai and Gasshuku directed by Akira Shiomi 塩見 明 & JKF Gojukai Shihan Kai; Japan Karatedo Federation Headquarters [JKF Kaikan 全日本空手道連盟会館] Tokyo Japan.Godan Menkyo Seiwa Kai International
  • 2012 July 14 - Successfully auditioned for the Grade of 5th Dan [五段 - Godan Shinsa] Japan Karatedo Federation Gojukai [JKF Gojukai; 全日本 空手道 連盟 剛柔会]: Central Dan Grade Shinsa Board of examiners Akira Shiomi 塩見 明, Sato Shigenori 佐藤 重徳, Hisanaga Yoshiro 久永 義弘, Tada Masao 多田 正夫, Tanaka Minoru 田中 實, Shioji Naoya 塩路 直也, Maekawa Hidehiro 前川 英博 - JKF Gojukai Shihan Kai; Japan Karatedo Federation Headquarters [JKF Kaikan 全日本空手道連盟会館] Tokyo Japan.
  • 2012 November 16 to 18 - Participated / Attended the Seiwa Kai International Gojuryu Karatedo 剛柔流 空手道 誠和会 Gasshuku; Senior Jokyo & Tachi-ai [Shushin] for Shinsa [gradings], Directed by Seiichi Fujiwara 藤原聖一 and Leo Lipinski; Santa Monica, California - USA.
  • 2012 November 18 - Received Godan Certificate [五段 - 5th Dan], Seiwa Kai International Gojuryu Karatedo 剛柔流 空手道 誠和会, dated 12/7/11; Certificate Registered #2044, Endorsed by Seiichi Fujiwara 藤原聖一 and Vassie Naidoo.
  • 2012 November 18 - Received 5th Dan Certificate [Godan 五段, Dated 07/14/2012; Certificate #5-00205], Japan Karatedo Federation Gojukai [JKF Gojukai; 全日本 空手道 連盟 剛柔会], Endorsed by Eizo Ujita 宇治田 栄蔵.
  • 2012 December 14 - Dispatched application for Godan Karatedo grading to the Dai Nippon Butoku Kai [DNBK 大日本武徳会] via Dan Taylor [DNBK Kyoshi - Visalia, CA] for submission to Dr. Hiroyuki Tesshin Hamada [Hanshi] Chair of the International Division of Dai Nippon Butoku Kai [DNBK 大日本武徳会].
  • ---2011---

  • 2011 November 18 to 20 - Participated / Attended the Annual Seiwa Kai International Gojuryu Karatedo 剛柔流 空手道 誠和会 Gasshaku; Directed by Seiichi Fujiwara 藤原聖一, Hosted by Vassie Naidoo; Santa Monica California, USA.
  • 2011 December 17 & 18 - Participated / Assisted the Annual Winter Seminar; 2011 Visalia Karatedo Gasshaku; Directed by Vassie Naidoo, Hosted by Dan Taylor; Visalia California, USA.
  • ---2010---

  • 2010 - Primary Contributor to the publication "Gogen 'The Cat' Yamaguchi, Emperor of the scarlet fist" by Don Warrener. Copyright 2010 Rising Sun Productions, Los Angeles, CA. USA.
  • 2010 July 25 - Participated / Attended the Seiwa Kai International Gojuryu Karatedo 剛柔流 空手道 誠和会Gasshuku and Meetings, Daisen 大仙市 [Oomagari 大曲市] - Japan.
  • ---2009---

  • 2009 January 22 to 24 - Participated / Attended the Japan Karatedo Ryobu-Kai Gasshuku Seminar, led by Kiyoshi Yamazaki Sensei; hosted at JKR Okaigan Dojo by Mary Crawford; Cupertino / Saratoga, CA.
  • 2009 April 25 - Participated / Attended / Guest Instructor to the annual Seiwa Kai Gojuryu Karatedo 剛柔流 空手道 誠和会 Kumite and Kata Gasshaku; Hosted by Vassie Naidoo; Santa Monica California, USA.
  • 2009 April 26 - Shinsa Board of Examiners Participant [Jokyo] & Tachi-ai [Shushin] for Shinsa [gradings]; Seiwa Kai International Gojuryu Karatedo 剛柔流 空手道 誠和会; Santa Monica California, USA.
  • 2009 November 20 - Participated / Attended the 2nd Japan Karatedo Federation Gojukai USA [JKF Gojukai USA; 全日本 空手道 連盟 剛柔会 USA] Seminar; Directed by Kesakatsu Kiyohara and Seiichi Fujiwara 藤原聖一, Hosted by Vassie Naidoo and Tak [Takafumi] Hamabata; Santa Monica California, USA.
  • ---2008---

  • 2008 - Major contributor to the publication of the translated book "Orthodox Goju Ryu Karate-Do" by Takahashi Miyagi. Copyright 2008 Rising Sun Productions, Los Angeles, CA. USA.
  • 2008 August 7 - Participated / Attended the 34th Japan National Japan Karatedo Federation Gojukai [JKF Gojukai; 全日本 空手道 連盟 剛柔会] Gasshuku. Fukuoka - Japan.
  • 2008 November 21 - Participated / Attended the annual Seiwa Kai Gojuryu Karatedo 剛柔流 空手道 誠和会 Kumite and Kata Gasshaku; Hosted by Vassie Naidoo; Santa Monica California, USA.
  • ---2007---

  • 2007 January 20 - Organized and co-hosted with Hershal Sabater, the 1st California Gojuryu Tomodachi Kenkyukai in San Jose California.
  • 2007 March 24 - Received Certificate of General Membership - Dai Nippon Butoku Kai [DNBK 大日本武徳会] from Ken Shockey Sensei [DNBK Kyoshi] approved by Dr. Hiroyuki Tesshin Hamada [Hanshi] Chair of the International Division of Dai Nippon Butoku Kai [DNBK 大日本武徳会], General Membership#:1283. Dated expiration December 31st 2007. Daly City - California.
  • Seiwa Kai Yondan2007 March 18 - Received Yondan Certificate [四段 - 4th Dan], Seiwa Kai International Gojuryu Karatedo,; Certificate Registered #01365, Endorsed by Shuji Tasaki 田崎修司 and Vassie Naidoo.
  • 2007 July 17 to 19 - Participated / Attended the International Seiwa Kai 剛柔流 空手道 誠和会 Gasshuku and Meetings, Directed by Shuji Tasaki [田崎修司], Seiichi Fujiwara 藤原聖一; Leo Lipinski; Budokan at Daisen 大仙市 [Oomagari 大曲市] - Japan.
  • 2007 July 27 - Participated / Attended the 33rd Japan National Japan Karatedo Federation Gojukai [JKF Gojukai; 全日本 空手道 連盟 剛柔会] Shiai, Central Dan Grade Shinsa; Gasshuku directed by Akira Shiomi 塩見 明 & JKF Gojukai Shihan Kai. Osaka - Japan.
  • 2007 July 29 - Successfully auditioned for the Grade of Yondan [四段 - 4th Dan Shinsa], Japan Karatedo Federation Gojukai [JKF Gojukai; 全日本 空手道 連盟 剛柔会]: Board of examiners [Seiro Aragaki, Masataka Muramatsu 村松 真孝, 中央技術委員会] - Japan Karatedo Federation Gojukai [JKF Gojukai; 全日本 空手道 連盟 剛柔会] Shihan Kai; Osaka Japan.
  • 2007 November - Participated / Attended the annual Seiwa Kai International Gojuryu Karatedo 剛柔流 空手道 誠和会 Kumite and Kata Gasshaku; Directed by Shuji Tasaki 田崎修司 and Seiichi Fujiwara 藤原聖一, Hosted by Vassie Naidoo and Takafumi Hamabata; Santa Monica California, USA.
  • 2007 Received - Received 4th Dan Certificate [Yondan 四段, Dated 07/29/2007; Certificate #4-00176], Japan Karatedo Federation Gojukai [JKF Gojukai; 全日本 空手道 連盟 剛柔会]; Endorsed by Eizo Ujita 宇治田 栄蔵.
  • ---2006---

  • 2006 January - Registered for annual USANKF Membership ID#: 60544.
  • 2006 March 24 - Received Certificate of General Membership to the Dai Nippon Butoku Kai [DNBK 大日本武徳会] from Ken Shockey Sensei [DNBK Kyoshi] endorsed by Dr. Hiroyuki Tesshin Hamada [Hanshi] Chair of the International Division of Dai Nippon Butoku Kai [DNBK 大日本武徳会]. General Membership#:1283. Dated February 25th 2006. Daly City - California.
  • 2006 April 21 - Guest Instructor [with Hershel Sabater and Jay Buckelew] to Nippon Gojuryu Karatedo Dallas Texas; Organized by Cornell Watson [Johnpaul Williams, Hershel Sabater and Jay Buckelew are the three most Senior students of Cornell Watson].
  • 2006 April 15 - Participated / Attended the Osamu Ozawa International Karatedo Gasshuku / Seminars [Morio Higaonna - Goju Ryu Kata], Las Vegas Nevada USA.
  • 2006 April 23 - Board of Examiners Participant [Shidoin]; Nippon Gojuryu Karatedo Dallas Texas, USA
  • 2006 July 20 - Participated / Attended the International Seiwa Kai 剛柔流 空手道 誠和会 Gasshuku and Meetings: Hosted by Shuji Tasaki [田崎修司], Seiichi Fujiwara 藤原聖一; Leo Lipinski; Daisen 大仙市 [Oomagari 大曲市] - Japan.
  • 2006 July 23 - Initial Yondan [四段 - 4th Dan Shinsa] audition: Seiwa Kai International Gojuryu Karatedo 剛柔流 空手道 誠和会; Daisen 大仙市 [Oomagari 大曲市] - Japan: Board of examiners - Shuji Tasaki [田崎修司], Seiichi Fujiwara 藤原聖一 and Leo Lipinski - Grading Unsuccessful*.
  • 2006 July 27 - Participated / Attended the 32nd Japan National Japan Karatedo Federation Gojukai [JKF Gojukai; 全日本 空手道 連盟 剛柔会] Shiai; Gasshuku directed by Akira Shiomi 塩見 明 & JKF Gojukai Shihan Kai. Akita - Japan.
  • 2006 October - Participated / Attended the Dai Nippon Butoku Kai [DNBK 大日本武徳会] Canada Rensei Taikai. Dantai Team Award Cup: Shorei Sho.
  • 2006 November - Participated / Attended the Annual Japan Karatedo Federation Gojukai [JKF Gojukai; 全日本 空手道 連盟 剛柔会] - Gojuryu Karatedo Kumite and Kata Gasshaku; Directed by Shuji Tasaki [田崎修司] and Seiichi Fujiwara 藤原聖一, Hosted by Vassie Naidoo and Takafumi Hamabata; Santa Monica California, USA.
  • 2006 November 24 - Successfully re-auditioned* for the Grade of Yondan [四段 - 4th Dan Shinsa]; Gojuryu Karatedo Seiwa Kai 剛柔流 空手道 誠和会: Board of examiners - Shuji Tasaki [田崎修司], Seiichi Fujiwara 藤原聖一, Leo Lipinski, Vassie Naidoo]; Santa Monica California.
  • ---2005---

  • 2005 January - Registered for annual USANKF Membership ID#: Not recieved.
  • 2005 March - Guest Instructor to Northeastern University [Boston MA, USA] Goju Ryu Karate Seminar; Organized by Sanjit Mandal.
  • 2005 April 22 - Participated / Attended 1st Japan Karatedo Federation Gojukai USA [JKF Gojukai USA; 全日本 空手道 連盟 剛柔会 USA] Seminar; Akira Shiomi 塩見 明, Yoshihiro Hisanaga 久永 義弘, Masataka Muramatsu 村松 真孝, Leo Lipinski; Vassie Naidoo with special guest Yoshiaki Ajari; Los Angeles California.
  • 2005 July - Reaffirmed IKGA North American Block remittance to Chieko Huse, based on original resignation dated July 2001 to Brian Douglas of SoRano Goju-Ryu Karate, resigning unsanctioned membership as an informal associate to the IKGA [International Karatedo Gojukai Association North American Block affiliate].
  • 2005 July 16 - Guest Instructor to Embarcadero YMCA [San Francisco CA, USA] Kumite Clinic; Organized by Wayne Shockness; Shotokan Karate.
  • 2005 July - Submitted formal application for general membership to the Dai Nippon Butokukai as recommended / sponsored by Kenneth Shockey Kyoshi to Tesshin Hamada Hanshi.
  • 2005 July - Participated / Attended the Bi-annual San Francisco Budo Seminar hosted by the Dai Nippon Butokukai / Washinkan Dojo [Tesshin Hamada Hanshi and Kenneth Shockey Kyoshi]; Daly City California.
  • 2005 November - Participated / Attended the annual Seiwa Kai Gojuryu Karatedo 剛柔流 空手道 誠和会 Kumite and Kata Gasshaku; Directed by Shuji Tasaki [田崎修司] and Seiichi Fujiwara 藤原聖一, Hosted by Vassie Naidoo; Santa Monica California, USA.Sensei Menkyo Seiwa Kai International
  • 2005 December 10 - Gold Medalist Okinawa Kata Mens Senior Division: USANKF National Karatedo Federation Jr Olympics, Stockton California.
  • 2005 December 10 - Bronze Medalist Mens Senior Open Kata Division: USANKF National Karatedo Federation Jr Olympics, Stockton California.
  • 2005 December 11 - Received Certificate of General Membership - Dai Nippon Butoku Kai [DNBK 大日本武徳会] from Ken Shockey Sensei [DNBK Kyoshi] endorsed by Dr. Hiroyuki Tesshin Hamada [Hanshi] Chair of the International Division of Dai Nippon Butoku Kai [DNBK 大日本武徳会]. General Membership#:1283. Dated September 9th 2005. Daly City - California.
  • ---2004---

  • 2004 January - Registered for annual USANKF Membership ID#: Membership card not received.
  • 2004 February - Commissioned and created the 1st "Gojuryu Karatedo Seiwakai" Sensei Menkyo / recognized Instructors Certificate for distribution to all International Instructors.
  • 2004 April - Board of Examiners Participant [Guest]; Shockness Shotokan Embarcadero YMCA [San Francisco CA, USA]; Organized by Wayne Shockness.
  • 2004 July 21 - Received International Sensei Menkyo / recognized Instructors Certificate, [Shuji Tasaki 田崎修司, Seiichi Fujiwara 藤原聖一; Leo Lipinski]; Gojuryu Karatedo Seiwa Kai 剛柔流 空手道 誠和会; Oomagari 大曲市 Japan; Certificate Registered #00103.
  • 2004 July 22 - Received Sandan Certificate [参段 - 3rd Dan], Seiwa Kai International Gojuryu Karatedo 剛柔流 空手道 誠和会; Certificate Registered #01295, Endorsed by Shuji Tasaki 田崎修 and Vassie Naidoo.
  • 2004 July 23 - Participated / Attended the 30th National JKF Gojukai Karatedo Shiai, Central Dan Grade Shinsa; Gasshuku directed by Akira Shiomi 塩見 明, Shuji Tasaki, Motomasa Mayama & JKF Gojukai Shihan Kai; Takamatsu City on Shikoku Island - Japan.
  • 2004 July 25 - Captain - USA team for the 30th National JKF Gojukai Karatedo / Shiai; Takematsu Japan.Seiwa Kai Yondan
  • 2004 July 25 - Received 3rd Dan Certificate [San Dan 参段, Dated 11/16/2003 Certificate #3-00231], JKF Gojukai Gojuryu Karatedo; Endorsed by Eizo Ujita 宇治田 栄蔵.
  • 2004 August - Guest Instructor to Embarcadero YMCA [San Francisco CA, USA] Kumite Clinic; Organized by Wayne Shockness; Shotokan Karate.
  • ---2003---

  • 2003 January - Registered for annual USANKF Membership ID#: 32431.
  • 2003 March - Men's +80 Advanced Kumite Gold Medalist USANKF Northern California; Stockton California USA.
  • 2003 March 29 - Participated / Attended USA Gojuryu Karatedo Seiwa Kai 剛柔流 空手道 誠和会; Gasshuku Seminars, Directed by Seiichi Fujiwara 藤原聖一 and Leo Lipinski, Hosted by Vassie Naidoo; Santa Monica California.
  • 2003 July - Participated / Attended the IKGA [International Karatedo Gojukai Association] Gasshuku / Seminars as a nonaffiliated guest; Led by Goshi Yamaguchi and Shin Tsukii; Calgary Alberta Canada.
  • 2003 August - Assisted in organizing USANKF National Karatedo Federation Championships & team trials, San Jose, CA
  • 2003 August - Formed the 'Academy for Gojuryu Karatedo & Bujutsu"; a Kenkyukai [剛柔流 空手道 武術の研究会] located in the San Francisco Bay Area.
  • 2003 September - Guest Instructor to Embarcadero YMCA [San Francisco CA, USA] Kumite Clinic; Organized by Wayne Shockness; Shotokan Karate.
  • 2003 October 29 - Recipiant of 'The Silver Award' from "JREF Japan Reference" for "Gojuryu.net The All Goju Ryu Network."
  • 2003 November 14 - Participated / Attended JKF Gojukai California Gasshuku / Seminars [Seiichi Fujiwara 藤原聖一; Leo Lipinski]; Santa Monica California.
  • 2003 November 15 - Successfully auditioned for the Grade of Sandan [参段 - 3rd Dan], Gojuryu Karatedo Seiwa Kai 剛柔流 空手道 誠和会: Board of Examiners - Seichi Fujiwara 藤原聖一, Leo Lipinski, Vassie Naidoo, Leon Mare; Peter Brown; Santa Monica California; Certificate Registered #01295.
  • 2003 November 16 - Successfully auditioned for the Grade of Sandan [参段 - 3rd Dan], JKF Gojukai: Board of Examiners - Seichi Fujiwara 藤原聖一, Leo Lipinski, Vassie Naidoo, Takafumi Hamabata, Katsuhide Kinjo; Santa Monica California.Godan Menkyo JKF Gojukai
  • ---2002---

  • 2002 January - Registered for annual USANKF Membership ID#: Membership card not received.
  • 2002 February 19 - Received 2nd Dan Certificate [Nidan 弐段, Dated 05/03/2001 Certificate #2-12969, JKF Gojukai Gojuryu Karatedo, [ ], Endorsed by Eizo Ujita 宇治田 栄蔵.
  • 2002 March - Men's +80 Advanced Kumite Gold Medalist USANKF Northern California; Stockton California USA.
  • 2002 April – Men’s Heavy Weight Kumite Gold Medalist; 35th Annual Japan Karatedo Ryobu-Kai International Tournament; Norwalk California.
  • 2002 April 27 - Participated / Attended the Northern California Seminar series of Hideharu Igaki, Atsuko Wakai 若井敦 and Toshihiro Oshiro; Oshiro Dojo San Mateo California USA.
  • 2002 April 28 - Men's Advanced Team Kumite 1st place [Team members; Hershel Sabater, Johnpaul Williams, Steve] defeating the Team USANKF; Silicon Valley Classic International Karatedo Shiai / Tournament; Santa Clara California.
  • 2002 May - Guest Instructor to Embarcadero YMCA [San Francisco CA, USA] Kumite Clinic; Organized by Wayne Shockness; Shotokan Karate .
  • 2002 October - Men's Open Advanced Kumite 1st Place USA Gojuryu - JKF Gojukai; Los Angeles California.
  • 2002 September - Attended / Participated the IKSF Kumite Seminar Juan Larios, Los Angeles California. Organized by Juan Larios; International Karate-do Shito Ryu Federation.
  • 2002 September - Men's Heavy Weight Kumite 1st Place, 29th Fiestas International Karate Championships, Los Angeles California. Organized by Juan Larios; International Karate-do Shito Ryu Federation.
  • ---2001---

  • 2001 January - Registered for annual USANKF Membership ID#: Not recieved.
  • 2001 January 27 - Participated / Attended the Northern California Seminar series of Atsuko Wakai 若井敦, Hideharu Igaki and Toshihiro Oshiro; Oshiro Dojo Redwood City California USA.
  • 2001 March 3 – Participated / Attended the Northern California JKF Gojukai Seminar Instructors: Leo Lipinski, Vassie Naidoo, Takafumi Hamabata, Rodney Hu, Solomon Kupahu, Hosted by Johnpaul Williams and Cornel Watsons Martial Arts Center.
  • 2001 March - Men's +80 Advanced Kumite Gold Medalist USANKF Northern California National Qualifier; Stockton California USA.
  • 2001 April – Men’s Open Advanced Kumite Silver Medalist; 34th Annual Japan Karatedo Ryobu-Kai International Tournament; Norwalk California.
  • 2001 April - Participated / Attended Yong & Carl Hultin Invitational Seminar with John Fonseca Seminar; Dublin California.
  • 2001 May 1 - Participated / Attended USA Gojuryu Karatedo JKF Gojukai Gasshuku / Seminars; Santa Monica California.
  • 2001 May 3 - Successfully auditioned for the Grade of Nidan [弐段 - 2nd Dan Shinsa], Gojuryu Karatedo Seiwa Kai 剛柔流 空手道 誠和会: Board of Examiners - Leo Lipinski and Vassie Naidoo; Santa Monica California.
  • 2001 June 2 - Successfully auditioned for the Dojo Grade of Interim 3rd Dan [Sandan-ho Shinsa]: Board of examiners - Cornell Watson; Fr. Robert Gray; Nippon Gojuryu Karatedo; San Jose California [ID #CMA01004].
  • 2001 June - Shuji Tasaki [田崎修司] Hanshi requests [in person] and is respectfully granted membership release of Johnpaul Williams with IKGA North American Block to join Seiwa Kai International Gojuryu Karatedo 剛柔流 空手道 誠和会.
  • 2001 July 1 - Submitted a letter resigning, unsanctioned, membership as an informal member to the IKGA [International Karatedo Gojukai Association North American Block affiliate] to Brian Douglas of SoRano Goju-Ryu Karate.
  • 2001 July 24 to August 1 - Participated / Attended the Seiwa Kai International Gojuryu Karatedo 剛柔流 空手道 誠和会 Gasshuku and Meetings: Hosted by Shuji Tasaki [田崎修司], Seiichi Fujiwara 藤原聖一; Daisen 大仙市 [Oomagari 大曲市] - Japan.
  • 2001 August 1 - Received Nidan Certificate [弐段 - 2nd Dan], Seiwa Kai International Gojuryu Karatedo 剛柔流 空手道 誠和会; Certificate Registered #01277, Endorsed by Shuji Tasaki 田崎修 and Vassie Naidoo.
  • 2001 August 2 - Participated / Attended Japan Karatedo Federation Gojukai [JKF Gojukai; 全日本 空手道 連盟 剛柔会] Gasshuku directed by Akira Shiomi 塩見 明, Tsuji Tasaki, Motomasa Mayama & JKF Gojukai Shihan Kai; Wakayama Japan.Oomagari / Akita News
  • 2001 August 3 - Successfully auditioned for the Grade [confirmed] of Nidan [弐段 - 2nd Dan Shinsa], Japan Karatedo Federation Gojukai [JKF Gojukai; 全日本 空手道 連盟 剛柔会]: Board of Examiners - JKF Gojukai Shihan Kai; Wakayama Japan.
  • 2001 August 4 - Captain of USA team: JKF Gojukai Championships / Shiai; Wakayama Japan.
  • 2001 August 5 - Men's Heavy Weight [+70 Kilo in Japan] Advanced Kumite 4th Place - Top 8 Award [in a field of 66] loosing to Sato Masaki [佐藤 正樹] of Osaka [佐藤正樹(大阪)]; Japan Karatedo Federation Gojukai [JKF Gojukai; 全日本 空手道 連盟 剛柔会] 27th Annual Championships / Shiai; Wakayama Japan.
  • 2001 September 19 - Participated; Completed the Funakoshi Shotokan Karate Association [FSKA] "Night of 1000 Gyaku Tsuki" class [thats 1000 per side!] led by Kenneth Funakoshi.
  • 2001 October 3 – Formally discontinued direct affiliation with Cornell Watson of Nippon Gojuryu Karatedo; San Jose California
  • 2001 October 13 – Men’s Heavy Weight Advanced Kumite Gold Medalist 14th Annual FSKA [Funakoshi Shotokan Karatedo Association] International Karate Championship; Cupertino California.
  • 2001 November - Participated / Competed at the IKGA [International Karatedo Gojukai Association] Gasshuku / Seminars [Goshi Yamaguchi] as a nonaffiliate; Perth Australia.
  • 2001 November - Men's Heavy Weight [over 80 kilo] Advanced Kumite 4th Place [in a field of 41]; IKGA [International Karatedo Gojukai Association] World Championships / Shiai; Perth Australia.
  • 2001 November - Men's Advanced Team Kata [Team members; Christopher Lee, Brian Douglas & Johnpaul Williams]; 4th Place loosing to IKGA [International Karatedo Gojukai Association] India; IKGA World Championships / Shiai; Perth Australia.
  • 2001 December - Publicaly assumed administration and editorial duties of Gojuryu.net.
  • ---2000---

  • 2000 January - Registered for annual USANKF Membership ID#: CA71961.
  • 2000 January 28 - Men's Advanced +80 Kilo Kumite 1st place; Silicon Valley Classic International Karatedo Shiai / Tournament; Santa Clara California.
  • 2000 February 19 - Attended & Qualified at the USANKF National Karatedo Federation Referee course as "State Judge" registered with the USANKF by David Crockett Sensei; O'Kaigan Shotokan Karate-Do, Cupertino/Saratoga, California.
  • 2000 March - Participated / attended the Monta Vista Invitational Karatedo Championships placing 1st in Mens Advanced Team Kumite, 1st Place Mens Advanced Kata and 2nd Place Mens Heavy weight Black Belt Kumite, Cupertino California.
  • 2000 April 8 - Attended & Qualified at the USANKF National Karatedo Federation Referee course for "State Judge" registered with the USANKF by David Crockett Sensei; Tibon's Fighting Arts Dojo, Stockton California.
  • 2000 April 9 - Men's +80 Advanced Kumite Gold Medalist USANKF Northern California; Stockton California.
  • 2000 April 9 - Men's Open Advanced Kumite Gold Medalist USANKF Northern California; Stockton California.
  • 2000 April 9 - Bunkai / Team Performance [Team Sanchin members; Brian Douglas, Take Akao; JP Williams as coached by Mrs. Toshie Akao Shihan; Mrs. Chieko Huse Sensei] Gold Medalist USANKF Northern California; Stockton California.
  • 2000 May - Participated / Attended the Yokusuka Golden Week Festival & Martial Arts Conference; Yokosuka Japan.
  • 2000 June - Participated / Attended the San Jose State University [SJSU] International Shotokan Karatedo Federation [ISKF] Gasshuku with Hirokazu Kanazawa as organized by Isao Wada.
  • 2000 July 15 - Participated / Attended USA Gojuryu Karatedo - toJKF Gojukai Gasshuku / Seminars; Hosted by Vassie Naidoo; Santa Monica California.
  • 2000 July 28 - Gold Medalist USANKF National Karatedo Championships & Team Trials; Bunkai / Team Performance Division [Team Sanchin members; Brian Douglas, Take Akao; JP Williams as coached by Mrs. Toshie Akao; Mrs. Chieko Huse] hosted in Stockton California USA.
  • 2000 July - Men's +80 Advanced Kumite 4th Place loosing to Ali [Alireza] Anissipour; USANKF National Karatedo Championships; held in Stockton California USA.
  • 2000 October 13 – Men’s Light Heavy Weight Advanced Kumite Silver Medalist loosing to Ryan Sakai 13th Annual FSKA [Funakoshi Shotokan Karatedo Association] International Karate Championship; Cupertino California.
  • 2000 November - Participated / Attended the joint JKGA/IKGA [International Karatedo Gojukai Association] 50th Anniversary and Gasshuku / Seminars [Goshi Yamaguchi]; Tokyo Japan.
  • 2000 December 2 - Attended & Qualified at the USANKF National Karatedo Federation Referee course by David Crockett Sensei; Hosted by Yong & Carl Hultin Jr. Sensei Dojo, Dublin California.
  • ---1999---

  • 1999 January - Registered for annual USANKF Membership ID#: Membership card not received.
  • 1999 February - Men's Heavy Weight Silver Medalist AAU California Qualifer. Sacramento California.
  • 1999 March 11 - Men's +80 Advanced Kumite Gold Medalist USANKF Northern California; Stockton California USA.
  • 1999 April - Men's Open Advanced Kumite 4th Place; Osamu Ozawa Memorial Shiai / Tournament; Las Vegas Nevada.
  • 1999 April - Participated / Attended the Osamu Ozawa International Karatedo Gasshuku / Seminars [Teruo Chinen - Goju Ryu Kata], Las Vegas Nevada USA.
  • 1999 May - Men's open division advanced Kumite 4th Place AAU Western Regional Trials, Oregon USA.
  • 1999 May 5 - Successfully auditioned for the Dojo Grade of 1st Dan [初段 - Shodan Shinsa]: Board of examiners - Chieko Huse, Brian Douglas; SoRano Goju-ryu Karate; Fairfield California USA [ID #01004].
  • 1999 May 29 - Successfully auditioned for the Dojo Grade of 2nd Dan [弐段 - Nidan Shinsa]: Board of examiners - Cornell Watson; Fr. Robert Gray; Nippon Gojuryu Karatedo; San Jose California USA [ID #01004], Endorsed by Cornell Watson.
  • 1999 June 26 - Attended the Dai Nippon Butoku Kai [DNBK 大日本武徳会] Gasshuku in Daly City California hosted by Ken Shockey Sensei [DNBK Renshi] and Washin Kan Dojo of Daly City with guest Dr. Hiroyuku Tesshin Hamada [DNBK Hanshi]
  • 1999 September 5 - Participated / Attended the IKGA [International Karatedo Gojukai Association] Gasshuku / Seminars [Goshi Yamaguchi, Mr. Masahiko Futawatari and Mrs. Toshie Futawatari]; Edmonton Alberta Canada.
  • 1999 September 5 - Sucessfully Graded for 1st Dan [初段 - Shodan] IKGA: Board of examiners - Goshi Yamaguchi, Masahiko Futawatari, Toshie Futawatari, Raymond Fujino, John Priegert; Certificate Registered #2448. Edmonton Alberta Canada.
  • 1999 September - Participated / attended the West Valley College Invitational Karate Championships placing 2nd in Mens Advanced open Kumite and 2nd place in Mens Advanced Kata.
  • 1999 October 16 – Men’s Light Heavy Weight Advanced Kumite Gold Medalist 12th Annual FSKA [Funakoshi Shotokan Karatedo Association] International Karate Championship; Cupertino California.
  • 1999 October - Participated / Attended JKF Gojukai California Gojuryu Karatedo Gasshuku / Seminars [Shuji Tasaki 田崎修司, Akira Shiomi 塩見 明, Yoshihiro Hisanaga 久永 義弘, Seiichi Fujiwara 藤原聖一, Masataka Muramatsu 村松 真孝, Leo Lipinski and Vassie Naidoo]; Santa Monica California USA.
  • 1999 October - Officially became a member of the Japan Karatedo Federation Gojukai [JKF Gojukai; 全日本 空手道 連盟 剛柔会]; acceptance received November 14th 1999; Member ID#: 12369.
  • 1999 November 12 - Organized / Participated JKF Gojukai California Gojuryu Gasshuku / Seminar; San Jose California [Leo Lipinski, Vassie Naidoo, Takafumi Hamabata, Cornell Watson].
  • ---1998---

  • 1998 January - Registered for annual USANKF Membership ID#: CA50718.
  • 1998 March - Men's +80 Advanced Kumite Gold Medalist; USANKF Northern California; Stockton California USA.
  • 1998 April - Formally accepted editorial and technical duties of Gojuryu.com [through September 2001] where intellectual works remain published.
  • 1998 April - Men's Open Advanced Kumite 4th Place [field of 146 for the division] loosing to John Fonseca; Osamu Ozawa International Karatedo Shiai / Tournament; Las Vegas Nevada.
  • 1998 April - Participated / Attended the Osamu Ozawa Gasshuku / Seminars [Teruo Chinen - Kata], Las Vegas Nevada USA.
  • 1998 June - Successfull auditioned; Grade of 1st Dan [初段 - Shodan Shinsa]; European Karatedo Governing Body [EKGB]: Board of examiners - Leo Lipinski; London UK.
  • 1998 June 30 - Attained the Dojo Grade of Interim 2nd Dan [Nidan-ho]: Board of examiners - Cornell Watson; Fr. Robert Gray; Nippon Gojuryu Karatedo; San Jose California USA [ID #01004], Endorsed by Cornell Watson.
  • 1998 July - Participated / attended the Okinawan Gojuryu Karatedo Seminars; Rodney Hu; Solomon Kupahu - Stockton California.
  • 1998 July - Commenced training under the guidance of Vassie Naidoo; Japan Karatedo Federation Gojukai [JKF Gojukai; 全日本 空手道 連盟 剛柔会]; Gojuryu Karatedo Seiwa Kai 剛柔流 空手道 誠和会; California USA [Gojuryu Karatedo Seiwa Kai USA chartered].
  • 1998 August - Participated / Attended JKF Gojukai California Gojuryu Seminars Directed by Takao Ohga, Motomasa Mayama, Shuji Tasaki [田崎修司], Akira Shiomi 塩見 明, Yoshihiro Hisanaga 久永 義弘, Seiichi Fujiwara, Leo Lipinski, Hosted by Vassie Naidoo Tak Hamabata; Santa Monica California USA.
  • 1998 August - Bunkai / Team Performance [Team Sanchin - Brian Douglas and JP Williams] Silver Medalist USANKF National Karatedo Federation Championships; New Orleans, Louisiana USA.
  • 1998 August - Mens Advanced Kumite 80+ Kilo - 4th Place defeated by Doug Selchan; USANKF National Karatedo Federation Championships; New Orleans, Louisiana USA.
  • 1998 August - Participated / Attended the USANKF National Karatedo Federation Championships seminar series. Ridgely Abele - Kumite, Seiji Nishimura - Kumite; New Orleans Louisana USA.
  • 1998 August - Began teaching, in Daly City California, the first classes of what would later become the 'Academy for Gojuryu Karatedo & Bujutsu"; a Kenkyukai [剛柔流 空手道 武術の研究会] located in the San Francisco Bay Area.
  • 1998 September – Participated / attended the Annual Neutral Territory Invitational Karate Tournament hosted by The Daly City Police Shotokan Karate Club and AMAS [Joji Mercado & Emil Valdez] winning the Men’s Advanced Heavy Weight Kumite Gold Medal [Chief Referee - James Fields] and Men’s Advanced Kata 2nd Place; Daly City California.
  • 1998 October 10th – Men’s 2nd Dan [Nidan] Kata division, Silver Medalist; 11th Annual FSKA [Funakoshi Shotokan Karatedo Association] International Karate Championship; Cupertino California.
  • 1998 October 10th – Men’s Light Heavy Weight Advanced Kumite Gold Medalist; 11th Annual FSKA [Funakoshi Shotokan Karatedo Association] International Karate Championship; Cupertino California.
  • 1998 November 25th - Participated / Attended the Seiwa Kai International Gojuryu Karatedo 剛柔流 空手道 誠和会 Gasshuku and Meetings: Hosted by Vassie Naidoo; Santa Monica, CA.
  • ---1997---

  • 1997 January - Registered for annual USANKF Membership ID#: CA42943.
  • 1997 January - Inked
  • 1997 April - Commence training with Chieko Huse, Mark T. Douglas and Brian T. Douglas; Sorano Gojukan - Gojuryu Karatedo IKGA [International Karatedo Gojukai Association North American Block affiliate] Fairfield California USA.
  • 1997 April - Participated / Attended the Osamu Ozawa Gasshuku / Seminar; Teruo Chinen, Las Vegas Nevada USA.
  • 1997 May 17 - Men's Open Advanced Kumite 1st Place US Hakua Kai 25th Annual Karatedo Shiai, Hosted by Bernard Edwards; Foster City California USA.
  • 1997 June - Participated / attended the Hayashi-Ha Seminar; Tournament. Kata Seminar Takeshi Uchiage; Kumite Seminar Bob Allen, San Diego California.
  • 1997 June - Submitted required thesis for Dojo 1st Dan [Shodan] Shinsa which included a historical outline of Karatedo and Gojuryu. The thesis required twenty pages however the final submission was three hundred pages and would later become the template for Gojuryu.com, Gojuryu.net and the Chronological timeline.
  • 1997 June 30 - Successfully auditioned for Grade of 1st Dan [初段 - Shodan Shinsa]: Board of examiners - Cornell Watson; Fr. Robert Gray, Nippon Gojuryu Karatedo; San Jose California USA [ID #1004].
  • 1997 August - Men's Heavy Weight Kumite 4th Place, 4th Annual IKF Sacramento Tournament; Hosted by John Limcaco, Sacramento CA.
  • 1997 August 17 – Participated / attended the Annual Neutral Territory Invitational Karate Tournament hosted by The Daly City Police Shotokan Karate Club and AMAS [Joji Mercado & Emil Valdez] winning the Men’s Advanced Heavy Weight Kumite Gold Medal and Men’s Advanced Kata 3rd Place; Daly City California.
  • 1997 September – Organized and participated in the San Jose Invitational Gojuryu Karatedo Gasshuku [Rodney Hu, Solomon Kupahu, Cornell Watson]; San Jose California.
  • 1997 October – Men’s Light Heavy Weight Kumite 1st Dan [Shodan] Division Silver Medalist 10th Annual FSKA [Funakoshi Shotokan Karatedo Association] International Karate Championship; Cupertino California.
  • 1997 October – Men’s Kata 1st Dan [Shodan] Division 2nd Place 10th Annual FSKA [Funakoshi Shotokan Karatedo Association] International Karate Championship; Cupertino California.
  • 1997 November 30 - Participated / Attended the IKGA [International Karatedo Gojukai Association] Gasshuku Seminars [Goshi Yamaguchi]; Sao Paolo, Brazil.
  • ---1996---

  • 1996 January 27 - Initial membership; USANKF National Karatedo Federation [member of the United States Olympic Committee].
  • 1996 May 15 - Initial Shodan Shinsa Gojuryu Karatedo / Nippon Gojuryu Karatedo; San Jose California: Board of examiners - Cornell Watson; Fr. Robert Gray - Grading unsuccessful*.
  • 1996 June – Participated in the Stockton Invitational Gojuryu Karatedo Gasshuku [Rodney Hu, Solomon Kupahu, Cornell Watson]; Stockton California.
  • 1996 October – Men’s Kumite Advanced Division Gold Medalist 9th Annual FSKA [Funakoshi Shotokan Karatedo Association] International Karate Championship; Cupertino California.
  • 1996 December 7 - Successfully re-auditioned* Dojo Grade of 1st Dan Interim [Shodan-ho Shinsa]: Board of examiners - Cornell Watson; Fr. Robert Gray; Nippon Gojuryu Karatedo San Jose California USA; Certificate dated 1997 January; ID #1004.
  • ---1995---

  • 1995 December - Initiated writing a required twenty page thesis [Shinsa requirement] which included a historical Chronology of Karatedo and Gojuryu. The final Three Hundred page thesis would later become the template for Gojuryu.net and Gojuryu.com.
  • 1995 November - Began teaching Goju Ryu under the guidance of Cornell Watson; Nippon Gojuryu Karatedo; San Jose California.
  • 1995 October 8th – Men’s Kumite Advanced Division Gold Medalist; 8th Annual FSKA [Funakoshi Shotokan Karatedo Association] International Karate Championship; Cupertino California.
  • ---1990 to 1994---

  • 1990 January - Competition Finalist "Long Beach Internationals", Long Beach California
  • 1990 February - Performed Kata and sparriing [kumite] for the Japan Character Design Team Artists creating digital animations for "Street Fighter II" [Capcom Released 1991], Santa Clara California [Silicon Valley]. The original animations [Street Fighter II': Champion Edition (1993), Street Fighter II: The World Warrior (1991), Street Fighter II' Turbo: Hyper Fighting (1992)] would continue through the evolution of the video game series.
  • 1991 July - Competed and miserably lost in "Silver Chips" full contact competition; Reno Nevada USA.
  • 1992 December 7 - Successfull Audition the Grade of Ee Dahn 교사님 Kyo Sa Nim: Examiner - Byong So; Kuk Sool Tae Kwon Do; San Jose California USA.
  • 1993 April - Began research training in Budo Taijutsu Bujinkan [Masaaki Hatsumi - Takamatsu Toshitsugu Lineage], Milpitas CA. 
  • 1994 July 2 - Bouncer of the year; San Jose California.
  • 1994 June - Returned to regular training with Cornell Watson at Nippon Gojuryu Karatedo; Union Ave San Jose California. Member ID # 01004.
  • 1994 August - Competition Participant "Jim Mathers Grand Championships", San Jose California.
  • 1994 October - Participated / Attended the Jundokan International Seminar; Teruo Chinen - Kata, Miami Florida USA.
  • ---1985 to 1989---

  • 1985 April - Initial training with Cornell Watson [1970 USA team member 1st WUKO World Championships; Tokyo Japan] at Nippon Gojuryu Karatedo; Church of Philidelphia - San Jose California. Member ID # 01004.
  • 1986 June - Competition Participant "Kims Martial Arts Championships", Sunnyvale California.
  • 1986 August - Competition Participant "Stanford National Grand Championships", Stanford University California.
  • 1988 January - Training Matayoshi Kobudo, Shito Ryu, Shotokan Karatedo and Kobudo at various local Colleges [while continuing Goju Ryu Karatedo] from San Francisco to San Jose [including Hayward, Cupertino; Saratoga] California USA.
  • 1988 July - Training with Byong So; Kuk Sool Tae Kwon Do; Dojang Suh San Jose California.
  • 1988 August - Competition Participant "Stanford Martial Arts International Grand Championships", Stanford California.
  • 1988 September - Began research training in Shindo Yoshin Ryu under the guidance of Yukiyoshi Takamura, Nihon Machi San Jose CA.
  • 1989 August - Competition Participant "Jim Mathers California Karate Academy Grand Championships", San Jose California.
  • 1989 November - Competition Finalist "Pacific Coast Grand National Championship", San Diego California.
  • ---1981 to 1984---

  • 1982 January - Training with Bo and Jim Buhisan; at "Ernie Reyes West Coast Tae Kwon Do"; Kempo Karate; Tang Soo Do [Moo Duk Kwan - Hwang Kee / Dan Kyu Choi lineage]; Senter Rd Dojang; San Jose California.
  • 1982 May - Jr. Competition Participant "Ernie Reyes West Coast Tae Kwon Do Championship", San Jose California.
  • 1982 July - Jr. Intermediate Division Competition Participant "Ernie Reyes West Coast Tae Kwon Do Grand Championships", Milpitas California.
  • 1983 May - Jr. Intermediate Competition "Kims Tae Kwon Do Championship", San Jose California.
  • ---Pre 1980's---

  • 1974 - Karate training; Ruiz Dojo; New York, New York.
  • 1976 - Summer training at San Jose Kodokan Judo with Fukuda Keiko [Foster Care-Carter], San Jose California.
  • 1979 - Continued Judo training at San Jose Kodokan Judo with Fukuda Keiko [Foster Care-Harrison], San Jose California.
  • 1980 June - Boxing training at Santa Ynez Indian Reservation, Santa Barbera California [c/o San Jose Childrens Shelter].
  • 1980 - Training in Tang Soo Do; Moo Duk Kwan - Hwang Kee / Dan Kyu Choi lineage with Kevin Hu; Milpitas Boy Scouts Lodge at Sunnyhills United Methodist Church. Dixon Landing Milpitas California [Foster Care-Davidson].
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    Comments
    #1 SyracuseJundokan
    on December 04 2005 14:14:38
    Oh my god - do you carry your diary with you everwhere!?!?!?! I couldn't remember half that stuff!!!! Smile

    Here's a new entry for you: 2005 December - saw the light and joined Jundokan!!! Smile
    #2 SyracuseJundokan
    on February 07 2006 15:23:34
    I just cleaned out all but my national titles... It felt very refreshing... Smile
    #3 Matt Henderson
    on April 12 2006 20:04:56
    J.P. You can't please everyone...People on my Koden list give you the grilling about who you are...Like they can't find the information...Wink

    Kudos from Matt Henderson on your past achievements and Gambatte on all your future endeavors. Cool
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