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Chojun Miyagi was born on april 25, 1888. He began his karate training in Shuri-te and at the age of 14 was introduced to Kanryo Higaonna with whom he began his study of Naha-te. Like his teacher before him, because of his great natural talent and fierce determination, he progressed very rapidly. The training was severe beyond belief at times but he practiced ever harder with an enthusiasm unmatched by any of the other students. Chojun Miyagi became “uchi deshi”( private discipline) of kanruo Higaonna. He studied with his teacher for 14 years before his teacher’s death in 1915.
Chojun Miyagi as an successor to his teacher’s “te”, pushed himself to the limits of endurance in his desire to emulate his teacher’s extraordinary skill. In 1915 he journeyed to Fuzhou, china, the city where his teacher had studied martial arts to further his research. This was one of three trips he made to china during his lifetime

On his return to Okinawa he began to teach the martial arts out of his home in Naha. Later, he alsi taught at the Okinawan Prefecture Police Training center, at the Okinawan Master’s Training college, and at the Naha Commercial High School (where his teacher had once taught). Chojun Miyagi worked hard to spread Karate throughout  Okinawa and mainland Japan, and to earn his toudi a status equal to that of the highly respected Japanese martial arts of Judo and Kendo. To achieve this he traveled frequently to mainland japan where he was invited to teach at Kyoto University, kansai University and Ritsumei Kan University. In 1933, Goju-Ryu Karate was the first martial arts in Japan. This was a milestone for Karate as it meant it would aligned with the highly respected martial arts of japan.
Chojun Miyagi dedicated his whole life to Karate. He was responsible for structing his toudi( which he later names Goju-Ryu) into a systemized discipline which could be taught to society in general. This teaching system that he formulated enabled karate to be taught in school for the benefits of the young, and to reach vast numbers of people throughout the world. However, his private teaching at his home remained strictly in adherence to the principle and traditions of his teacher, kanryo Higaonna, and his teacher before him, RuRuKo.

The naming of Goju-Ryu came about more by accident than design. In 1930, Chojun Miyagi’s top student, Jin’an Shinzato, while in Tokyo demonstrating the Karate of hid teacher, was asked as to what school of martial arts he practiced. As Naha-te had no formal name he could not answer this question. On his return to Okinawa he reported this incident to Chojun Miyagi. After much consideration, Chojun Miyagi chose the name Goju-Ryu (hard and soft school) as a name for his style. This name he took from a line in the “bubishi” (a classical text on martial arts and other subjects) is shown below. This line reads, “ho Goju Donto”. It is necessary to point out that these precepts have a much greater importance that simply as the source for the naming on Goju-Ryu. They present great insight into the indispensable knowledge and application of the sciences practiced by the martial arts masters of this time. Without proper and complete research and study of these paradigms, the true essence of Goju-Ryu can never be truly Understood.

arrow The mind is one with heaven and earth.
arrow The circulatory systems of the body is similar to that of sun and moon.
arrow The way of inhaling and exhaling is hardness and softness.
arrow Act in accordance with time and change.
arrow Techniques will occur in the absence of conscious thought.
arrow The feet must advance and retreat, separate and meet.
arrow The eyes do not miss the slightest change.
arrow The ears listen well in all direction.


Do not be struck by others.

Do not Strike Others

The Principle is the peace without incident.

Gogen Yamaguchi  

Gogen Yamaguchi was born on January 20, 1909, in Kagoshima city on southern Kyushu. Already as a youngster he showed great interest in the martial arts. During his early school days he trained kendo, (Japanese fencing) and it was during this time that he started his karate training under the tutelage of Mr. Maruta, a carpenter from Okinawa. Mr. Maruta who was a Goju practitioner was drawn to the young Yamaguchi's serious attitude and his willingness to train hard. Mr. Maruta taught Yamaguchi all he knew about the Goju system

Hiroaki Hayakawa  

Hiroaki Hayakawa was born 25th Dec 1933 he joined Gogen Yamaguchi year 1959 continued training under him and got 1st dan to 10th dan. Later he joined Japan Karate do Federation Hiroaki Hayakawa was one of the first member of Japan Karate do Federation and Hiroaki Hayakawa got 7th dan J.K.F. Then he spread on Association Kuwana city Japan. as Goju Ryu World Karate do Shohbukai around the world.