2013 Major Events

There will be many IOGKF regional and National events next year, which will be taught by various senior instructors. The two major IOGKF International events for 2013 are the Miyagi Chojun Festival in Niagara Falls, Canada and the IOGKF European Gasshuku in Italy.

Below are basic details for each and information packages and previews will be provided for both in the April 2013 Edition of the IOGKF International Newsletter.

Miyagi Chojun Festival

Niagara Falls, Canada      -      May 2-5, 2013



A celebration of Goju-ryu and also and opportunity to pay our respects to Goju-ryu founder, Chojun Miyagi Sensei. Held in the picturesque surrounds of Niagara Falls, Canada the MCF will be held at the beautiful Crowne Plaza Hotel.

The main event instructors will be:

Sensei Morio Higaonna, Sensei Tetsuji Nakamura, Sensei Ernie Molyneux and Sensei George Andrews, amongst other senior IOGKF Instructors.

European Gasshuku

Catania, Italy            -           July 22-26, 2013


A special Gasshuku to forge the Warrior spirit at the feet of a mighty Volcano. Italy will play host to Sensei Morio Higaonna, Sensei Tetsuji Nakamura and many other IOGKF senior instructors. Host Chief Instructor, Sensei Paolo Spongia has been working very hard to make this event one to remember. A facebook group for the event is also available.