IOGKF international, a network comprising over 75,000 members in 55 countries throughout the world, all dedicated to preserving a thousand years of history

Goals of the IOGKF

  • Preserve Traditional Okinawan Goju Ryu karate and pass it to the next generation.
  • Through karate training, add positive impact to our lives and improve our physical and mental abilities.
  • By teaching traditional karate, we educate our members to be better persons. By doing so, we help our society to be a better place to live.

IOGKF Executive Structure

Organisational Position
IOGKF Supreme Master (Saiko Shihan)
Morio Higaonna (Judan, Okinawa)

IOGKF Chief Instructor (Shuseki Shihan)
Tetsuji Nakamura (Nanadan, Canada)

IOGKF Vice Chief Instructor (Fuku Shuseki Shihan)
Ernie Molyneux (Hachidan, England)
Henrik Larsen (Nanadan, Denmark)

IOGKF Administrative Director (Jimukyoku Cho)
Adrienne Langgartner (Godan, Canada)

IOGKF Executive Committee (Shikkoiinkai)
Tetsuji Nakamura (Nanadan, Canada)
Ernie Molyneux (Hachidan, England)
Henrik Larsen (Nanadan, Denmark)

Advisory Position

IOGKF Honorary Advisor (Meiyo Komon)
Shuichi Aragaki (Judan, Okinawa)

IOGKF Advisor (Komon)
Hidenobu Goya (Okinawa)
Alanna Higaonna (USA)

Technical Advisor (Gijutsu Komon)
Bakkies Laubscher (Hachidan, South Africa)
Kazuo Terauchi (Hachidan, Japan)

Okinawa Headquarters Grading Panel Members (Honbu Dojo Shikaku Shinsain)
Morio Higaonna (Judan, Okinawa)
Bakkies Laubscher (Hachidan, South Africa)
Kazuo Terauchi (Hachidan, Japan)
Ernie Molyneux (Hachidan, England)
Henrik Larsen (Nanadan, Denmark)
Tetsuji Nakamura (Nanadan, Canada)