IOGKF International Editor

David Lambert – IOGKF Australia

To contact the newsletter email: iogkfaus@bigpond.com

Dear IOGKF Instructors and members,

It is my great pleasure as editor to welcome you back to the IOGKF International Newsletter.

The International Newsletter itself has run for over 15 years. But it began being uploaded to the internet around 2002, so a broader range of our members could subscribe and share information with each other from around the globe easily.

After a short break, it is great to have the newsletter back in business and I would like to thank Sensei Bruce McGee on the behalf of all IOGKF members for his hard work as previous editor and establishing the newsletter on the Internet. Your work is very much appreciated.

The Newsletter has gone through a few changes; however its goal of uniting members of IOGKF International on a level where we can share and learn has never changed. Seeing this is our ‘come back’ edition, Nakamura Sensei has generously agreed to make this first edition free to all IOGKF members and visitors to www.iogkf.com. However both Nakamura Sensei and I encourage all members to subscribe to the future and upcoming editions of the newsletter.

We are very fortunate to have many IOGKF senior Instructors writing brand new articles for the newsletter and our members. However I encourage all IOGKF members to submit content for the newsletter. Gasshuku reports, research, articles, photo’s and art work are all welcome. Please remember the newsletter is run by IOGKF members, for IOGKF members – without your support we are nothing.

I would like to thank Sensei Helmut Leitner for his web design and efforts in putting the newsletter together, Sensei Joe Tait for coming on as Japanese translator, all of our wonderful instructors and members who submitted articles, and Nakamura Sensei for giving me the opportunity to be editor.

Please enjoy and I look forward to seeing our members coming together once more,

David Lambert

Editor-IOGKF International

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