Goshi Yamaguchi

President of Goju Kai IKGA International Karate do Goju Kai and All Japan Karate do Goju Kai is Goshi Yamaguchi 8th Dan.

Goshi (Hirofumi) Yamaguchi was born in Shinjing, Manchuria on September 28, 1942 as the third son of Kaiso (the Founder) Gogen Yamaguchi. In 1951, at the age of eight, he began practicing Karate-Do at Senzoku Dojo in Asakusa. He was promoted to Shodan (first level black belt) in 1957 and to Nidan (second level black belt) in 1959. In 1962 he became a Sandan (third level black belt) and an instructor. He entered Nihon University in 1963, majoring in cinema studies in the Department of Arts. While he was a student, he had an opportunity to teach karate-do at an American branch dojo for a year with his brother Gosen.This Dojo was taken over by another of his older brothers, Norimi Gosei, in 1967.

After he came back to Japan, he taught in various Goju-ryu dojo. He graduated from University in 1969, when he became a full time Shihan (Master) in the head dojo with a view to promote and develop Goju-ryu Karate-do. He has visited and taught in more than 60 countries in the world thus far as an authorized instructor of Goju kai and the IKGA, as well as the All Japan Karate-do Federation, the Tokyo Karate Federation, and as an international referee. In 1990 he was appointed to president of All Japan Karate-Do Gojukai Association, International Karate-Do Gojukai Association, and designated as Saiko Shihan (Grand Master) for the two associations.

Ingo de Jong

  Vice President of Goju Kai - IKGA, President of IKGA EUROPE

De Jong SHIHAN currently holds the rank of 8th Dan Shihan SHIHAN, awarded to him by Yamaguchi Goshi Saiko Shihan. He is chief instructor for Goju-Kai Karate-do in Scandinavia and is the supervisor for I.K.G.A. (International Karate-Do-Goju Kai Association) throughout Europe.

De Jong SHIHAN began his Budo career in Sydney Australia, in the early sixties, training in Judo. After several years he came in contact with and made the transition to Karate. As a result of dedication and hard training he was soon awarded his black belt.

In order to further his knowledge in the Martial Arts he then set out in the early seventies to travel throughout Asia, the Middle East and Europe. He studied Kung Fu in Malaysia, and whilst in Thailand he trained with the Thai-boxers. During his stay in Middle East he successfully taught karate and in Europe he competed in and won various international Semi-contact and traditional tournaments. Eventually he settled in Sweden where he became a member of the Swedish national karate team. Due to increasing demands as a teacher he withdrew from active competition and in 1979 at the age of 36 in order to devote his efforts to teaching and spreading the art of Goju karate. Under the leadership of De Jong SHIHAN, Goju-Kai Karate-do has advanced and grown in numbers throughout Scandinavia. Many of his students have represented their respective countries and some have been very successful in international tournaments.Over the years De Jong SHIHAN has spent considerable time in Japan studying the way of Goju-Kai Karate-Do under Grand Master Kaiso Gogen Yamaguchi and his son Saiko Shihan Goshi Yamaguchi Hanshi.

De Jong SHIHAN has made karate his way of life, and he can truly be called an ambassador for the Martial Arts

Gerd Rebicek

  IKGA Representant Hungary

Gerd Rebicek holds the highest rank in Eastern Europe - 6 Dan. Sensei Gerd Rebicek obtains very good results in many international tournaments and championships. He promoted and raised up the level of IKGA members in Romania from the beginning of '90 years.

Tiberiu Ursu

  IKGA Representant Romania

Īncepe studiul Karate Do Gojuryu īn 1981 cu instructorii Toma Victor si Stoia Sorin (care au studiat cu sensei Nasso Gojuryu Karate din cadrul ambasadei Japoniei la acea vreme). Din anii 90* deschide primul dojo īn calitate de instructor sportiv si participa concomitent la diferite competitii nationale. Se afiliaza ca membru IKGA īn acelasi an iar apoi īnregistreaza dojo/club IKGA:
- Nippon Fist afiliat IKGA la data de 10 Octombrie 1994
- ACS Sinergia afiliat IKGA la data de 3 August 2000
Membrii din aceste dojo se gasesc acum īn cadrul A.C.S.IKGA Romānia.


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