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Koshin Iha Hanshi Curriculum Vitae

剛柔会 Koshin Iha Hanshi

1922 - Present

  • 1922 - Born in Naha Okinawa

  • 1938 - Begins training with Chojun Miyagi Sensei

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    Chronology 2000-Present

    武術 Chronology 2000-Present

    February 13th - Koshin Iha Sensei accepts the responsibility of leading the Jundokan being named Chairman.

    June - Under the guidance and rules of the WTF - World Tae Kwon Do Federation, Tae Kwon Do becomes a full Olympic Medal Sport.

    Koshin Iha Sensei and Meitoku Yagi Sensei are recognized as "Intangible Cultural Asset of Okinawa" and receive the Service of Merit Award from the City of Naha Okinawa during the Okinawa Karatedo Kobudo World Tournament held at Prefectural Martial Arts Pavilion. Also honored were Jyoen Nakazato, Shugoro Nakazato, Ryuko Tomoyose, Katsuya Miyahira and Kosei Wakugawa.

    Eizo Ujita Sensei acquired the grade 7th Dan. JKF Gojukai.

    The All Japan Karatedo Association Gojukai (JKGA) celebrate their 50th anniversaries together with the IKGA in Tokyo Japan under the direction of Goshi Yamaguchi Saiko Shihan.

    December 20th - New JKA headquarters dojo built in Bunkyo-ku, Iidabashi.

    Akira Shiomi Sensei assumes a Director of JKF. Actively serves as JKF Gojukai Deputy Chief of Board of Directors, a member of Central Examination Committee and a Chief of Instruction Committee, and JKF First Grade Examiner and Kata Special Coach.

    Eizo Ujita Sensei Accedes to President of JKF Gojukai.

    Naha Okinawa - 3rd Worldwide Uchinanchu (Okinawans) Festival held with main events being 'Karate/Kobudo Exchange Festival'

    May 19th - Opening ceremony for new JKA headquarters dojo in Bunkyo-ku, Iidabashi.

    June - JKF Gojukai hosts its 1st European Championship in Hungary.

    August - JKF Gojukai host International Competition held in Wakayama-Japan, Honoring of Shozo Ujita Hanshi.

    July 29 - Memorial Budo Festival held at the Okinawa Prefectural Budokan to mark the 3rd year since the passing of Eichi MIyazato Sensei.

    Seiichi Fujiwara of Seiwakai Gojuryu Karatedo is promoted to the grade of 8th Dan JKF Gojukai.

    August - JKF Gojukai host International Competition held in Sasebo-Japan.

    October - JKF Gojukai host Inaugural USA Competition in Southern California.

    February 7th - Meitoku Yagi Hanshi dies. Yagi Sensei was one of the worlds primary icons of Gojuryu Karatedo.

    April 19 - Gohhohyoue Yamamoto opens a Dojo in Sotokanda, Chiyoda ward of Tokyo. This Dojo is also the Hombu Dojo for his association the IKO.

    August 23 - Kenzo Uchiage Hanshi dies. Uchiage Sensei was one of the premier propagators of Gojuryu Karatedo, JKGA, JKF Gojukai and his association Uchiage Kai Gojuryu.

    August 24 - Budo Festival held at Naha Citizen's Gymnasium to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the founding of Jundokan.

    June 23 - Jundokan Dojo withdraws it's membership from the Okinawa Gojuryu Kyokai.

    August - Koshin Iha Sensei resigns as the chairman of the Okinawa Gojuryu Karate-do Kyokai, the Jundokan separated from the Kyokai and founded the Okinawa Gojuryu Karate-do So Honbu Jundokan.

    Peter Urban Sensei (August 14th 1934 - April 7th 2004) dies. Peter Urban Sensei introduced Gojuryu Karatedo to the east coast of the United States when he started teaching privately in Union City - New Jersey in 1959 and opened his first Dojo [the Chinatown Dojo] on 17th St. in Manhattan New York City in 1967.

    August 31 - Six years [to the day] after the death of Seikichi Toguchi, his Wife Haruko Toguchi [introduced to Seikichi Toguchi by Seiko Higa playing matchmaker] takes retirement as the Head of Shorei Kai. 

    September 22nd - Teruo Hayashi Saiko Shihan [Head Master of Hayashi-ha Shitoryu] dies of natural causes.

    October - Shorei Kai Goju Ryu Karate Association is reorganized naming Norihiro Yamamoto as the new Kaicho to lead the organization, and Masaru Nose as the President.
    Yoshihiro Miyazato assumes the position of Chairman of the Okinawa Gojuryu Karatedo so Honbu - Jundokan [formerly known as the Jundokan].

    Taiji Kase [Shotokan Japan and Europe] dies.

    November - The Jundokan re-releases the only text ever published by Eiichi Miyazato [June 1978] "Okinawa-Den Gojuryu Karate-Do" along with a commerative DVD. This is considered by many a strong mark of modernization and forward movement to continue in his memory.

    August 15 - Tetsuhiko Asai Sensei [Shuseki Shihan of the JKS] dies.
     November - 19th WKF World Championships return to Tokyo Japan. 
    April 28 - An'ichi Miyagi [Jundokan and IOGKF] dies.
    May 3 - Saiko Shihan Yamaguchi Goshi Sensei along with family members [includine Gohai] and JKGA members pay their respect to Yamaguchi Gogen visiting his grave and hosting a memorial marking both the 20th year since his passing and his 100th year [Born January 1909]
    August - Akira Shiomi Sensei is rewarded office as Special Technical Permanent Adviser to the JKF Gojukai.
    #1 Young-LION
    on March 04 2006 00:10:08
    Is there anything on Ron M. Taganashi... such as Info, etc.Smile
    If such info is desired I can provide the necessary documents.
    #2 wagatambo
    on April 01 2006 07:51:42
    On the Chronology, who was responsible for the introduction of Gojuryu in Africa?
    #3 gojuryu
    on August 09 2014 02:28:28
    @wagatambo - it's very debatable between South Africa, the East shipping coasts of that time, the Northern Ports and, the boarders of Egypt; however the time is approximately 1964.
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