Breaking News - A WORLD FIRST FOR THE IOGKF NEWSLETTER!

Since the IOGKF International Newsletter’s revival this year, we have been able to bring many ‘first time’ items to our members. These have included regular articles from senior instructors, video clips to accompany stories and multiple language articles. All of these have been extremely well received and now we are proud to be able to present another first for the International Newsletter and the IOGKF – The first edition of our exclusive comic book series:

As we know it, the IOGKF is the first International Karate Federation to have gone down the path of creating a comic book series relevant to their organizations past.

The ‘Goju-ryu’ Masters Comic book series is based on the book ‘The History of Karate – Goju-ryu’ By: Master Morio Higaonna. This book can be purchased through the www.iogkf.com ‘e-store’.

It is important to realize that the series is only based upon the legendary Karate text and although staying as close to the facts as possible is the goal of the comic book, some very minor unknown parts of our history have been pieced together by our writers team. In a lot of cases we do not know what was said ‘word for word’ at many of the events that took place in the Goju-ryu’s rich history, but the mission of the comic book project is to stay as true to the story as possible.

The main goal of the series is to excite IOGKF members, in particular younger members, about our styles history and origins.

The graphic designer of the comic book is Sensei Roberto Zapata – representative for IOGKF Colombia.

Sensei Zapata is a professional Graphic designer who has given his time and talent, free of charge, to IOGKF members to draw the comic book as well as design its characters. You will be able to see Sensei Zapata’s talents when reading the first issue of our comic book.

The writer for this first issue entitled ‘Origins’ was our International Editor. If you would like to take the opportunity to write a script for the Goju-ryu Masters comic book series, please email our editor to find out story line, plot, etc.

The IOGKF International Newsletter would appreciate any or all feedback on the Goju-ryu Masters comic book series. This can be emailed to: lambert@goulburnkarate.com

CLICK HERE TO VIEW ISSUE ONE OF THE GOJU-RYU MASTERS COMIC BOOK SERIES:

CHAPTER ONE: ORIGINS