Higaonna Sensei becomes a living cultural treasure

Higaonna Sensei Living Cultural Treasure

Sensei Morio Higaonna, a man who has spent a lifetime on the Dojo floor and who has dedicated his life to the protection and distribution of Goju-ryu Karate across the globe. The countless hours of practice, the endless repetitions, the inconceivable amount of miles travelled and the uncountable litres of sweat he has put his body through cannot be equalled by any other person. The Okinawan prefecture have recognised this effort without reward and on May 8th, 2013 Higaonna Sensei was awarded the status of a living cultural treasure in Okinawa by the governor. Every drop of sweat and all his hard work now deservedly recognised!

A party and celebration dinner was held in Higaonna Sensei’s honour. For photos from this event check out the IOGKF International Magazine for Free from the main menu page of this newsletter!