Welcome to IOGKF Canada

2014 IOGKF Canada Schedule

2014 Shudokan (Headquarters) Schedule

2014 Nakamura Sensei Schedule


Miyagi Chojun Festival 2015 (MCF2015)
with Morio Higaonna Sensei
Burlington, Ontario
June 11 - 14 2015


IOGKF Canada 13th Friendship Tournament
Whitby, Ontario
Saturday April 26th, 2014



IOGKF Canada Black Belt Gasshuku
Burlington, Ontario
November 22nd - 24th, 2013

Over 60 IOGKF Black Belt trained at Shudokan (IOGKF Canada Headquarters) under Nakamura Sensei (Chief Instructor) for three days.  It was 20th Anniversary event for  IOGKF Canada. 

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IOGKF Friendship Tournament
Burlington, Ontario
June 8th, 2013

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Miyagi Chojun Martial Arts Fesitval 2013
Niagara Falls, Canada
May 2 - 5, 2013

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Christmas & New Years Greetings
from across the globe

IOGKF New Generation

At the Chief Instructors' meeting during the 6th World Budosai in Okinawa, Morio Higaonna Sensei announced his retirement from the position of IOGKF World Chief Instructor, and appointed Tetsuji Nakamura Sensei as the new IOGKF World Chief Instructor, and Sensei Ernie Molyneux and Sensei Henrik Larsen as new Vice Chief Instructors.

Although Higaonna Sensei will no longer be a part of the organizational matters, he will be overlooking the IOGKF as the Supreme Master (Saiko Shihan). He will still travel and teach at international gasshuku such as the Chief Instructor Gasshuku, the European Gasshuku, the North American Gasshuku (MCF), the Euro-Asian Gasshuku, etc.

- Messages from the World IOGKF members -

- Please see following link for the detail list of New IOGKF Structure. New IOGKF Structure -

- Please send your message for either Higaonna Sensei or Nakamura Sensei to admin@iogkf.com -

Message from the new
IOGKF World Chief Instructor

It is a great honour that I was appointed as the World Chief Instructor of IOGKF. At the same time, I feel the great responsibility that comes with being chosen as a leader for my generation.

The IOGKF was established in 1979 by Morio Higaonna Sensei to preserve traditional Goju-Ryu which was handed down from the founder, Chojun Miyagi Sensei. Higaonna Sensei and many senior IOGKF instructors such as Sensei Bakkies Laubscher, Kazuo Terauchi Sensei, the late Sensei Leon Pantanowitz and more, have worked hard to build the IOGKF we have now.

I believe that the IOGKF is the best karate organization in the world. We are not the biggest, but we have a very high quality of karate as our main focus is the quality, not quantity. Also, we have a great relationship among our members. It is Higaonna Sensei’s humanity that created such a wonderful relationship and atmosphere among our members, a fine balance and mixture of family atmosphere and respect.

Higaonna Sensei commented in his greeting at the World Budosai, “It is important for the development of Okinawa Goju-ryu to trust in the next generation and pass the responsibility on to them. I believe this is the time”.

I am still young and still have a lot to learn as a karate-ka as well as a person. However, I am not alone. Sensei Ernie Molyneux and Sensei Henrik Larsen are with me as Vice Chief Instructors. I have Sensei Bakkies Laubscher and Kazuo Terauchi Sensei as technical advisors. I have many fine instructors in my generation that I can call as friends, brothers and sisters. Together, I believe that we can carry on the legacy to the next generation.

I commit myself to spend my whole life to preserve traditional Goju-ryu and to do my best to further develop the IOGKF. I would humbly like to ask for your support.

July 2012

Tetsuji Nakamura
IOGKF Chief Instructor

- Messages from the World IOGKF members -

- Please send your message for either Higaonna Sensei or Nakamura Sensei to admin@iogkf.com


IOGKF Canada Black Belt Gasshuku
November 16 - 18, 2012

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IOGKF Canada Friendship Tournament
Saturday - May 12, 2012

Tournament Result

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Thank you for an amazing 11th annual Friendship tournament. Every year, we see new faces and this is an illustration that traditional Karate can be performed on a competitive platform. It was very organized as most of our families have mentioned. The level of kata demonstrated by the kids was amazing to watch as kids as young as 5 were performing Kata.This year, the words heard from many was how well organized the event was and how calming the atmosphere appeared.........


SPRING GASSHUKU with Terauchi Sensei
 Feedback from participants

March 30 - April 1


Thank you very much for hosting this March gasshuku. We had a wonderful time training with Terauchi Sensei and catching up with fellow members from across Canada, the USA and Bermuda. It is really humbling to meet Terauchi Sensei and to catch yet another glimpse of the human potential that can be achieved through vigilant practice in the art of karate. The Friendship Dinner was also fun, a great opportunity to catch up with our friends outside of training and laugh together. The video of Terauchi Sensei was very entertaining. One thing we forgot to do when we finished our act for the talent show was to thank Jan Dracek for being such a good sport. The last few times we were faced with having to find an act for a talent show (2008 & 2009), Jan has always bailed us out with her fabulous singing voice and so she did again (yes that was her singing!).

Thanks once again to you, everyone who volunteered in setting up the event and especially Terauchi Sensei! It was another great event!

Sensei David Ching
and Kevin Jamieson

IOGKF CANADA Whitby Gasshuku
with Tetsuji Nakamura Sensei
Feb 24

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