IOGKF 30th Anniversary Photo Book Review

Are you one of those people who loves to sit around and reminisce about past Gasshuku’s and experiences? Are you a person that loves to sit and listen to stories from the ‘olden days’? Do you love to look at old pictures of the Masters in action? If so, then this product is for you!

As part of Higaonna Morio Sensei’s 70th Birthday present, a call was put out to all IOGKF members to send in and submit pictures from the past 30 years of the IOGKF. This call certainly didn’t go unanswered! The IOGKF Administrative office was flooded with pictures from all over the world and thus, the IOGKF 30th Anniversary Photo Book was born!

This book could easily be the modern history of Karate, with every major IOGKF Gasshuku from the last 30 years featured! From our humble beginnings in 1979 in Poole, England, to the 2008 Okinawan World Budosai, no expense has been spared to document the travels of Higaonna Sensei around the globe.

The book also features a rare and previously unseen look at the Pre-IOGKF era. Readers of this book will be able to view never before released pictures of Higaonna Sensei as a young boy, a teenager and the from the Yoyogi Dojo era. It is a primary source of the beginnings of this most respected of Karate Masters.

You will also have the opportunity to see very early pictures of IOGKF Senior Instructors, including Sensei Bakkies Laubscher, Sensei Kazuo Terauchi, Sensei George Andrews and Sensei Ernie Molyneux – just to name a few.

Hundreds of pictures have been compiled into this book, which is a rare, living piece of history. The book itself is hard covered and printed on high quality glossy photo paper, which makes the quality of these amazing photos second to none!

This book really does capture the heart and soul of the IOGKF and show’s not only how we have grown as an organization, but also as a family. This book is the best collection of IOGKF history and images ever made. Each photo features a clear caption and there are also sections of IOGKF advisors and Senior Masters.

This book is a product every Karate-ka should invest in. One could easily spend hours flicking through its pages, sharing in the happiness and success brought on by 30 years of such a great organization, lead by such an amazing and accomplished Master.

The IOGKF 30th Anniversary Photo Book can be ordered through the IOGKF International Administrative Office or through the e-store.

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PRICE: US$60.00