Okinawakan Goju Ryu Karate-do International
Okinawakan Goju Ryu Karate Do International Association (OGKI) is a not for profit organisation that has been founded by Murray Simpson Shihan to promote Okinawa Goju Ryu Karatedo and Ryukyu Kobujutsu to like minded martial artists around the world who are willing to train and be affiliated with Murray Simpson Shihan.
Murray Simpson Shihan is a direct student of Kiichi Nakamoto Hanshi. He is directly registered as Shibu Dojo Instructor of Kiichi Nakamoto Hanshi with full license to teach and grade.
Under OGKI, Murray Simpson Shihan provides instruction and certification to affiliated member dojo and organisation in traditional Okinawa Goju Ryu Karate and/or Ryukyu Ufuchiku Kobujutsu as taught by Kiichi Nakamoto Hanshi (Gojuryu Okinawakan Karate-do Kyokai and Ryukyu Dento Kobujutsu Hozon Budo Kyokai).
Murray Simpson Shihan has conducted seminars in Kobudo for a variety of different martial artists. Some of these are continuing to learn only kobudo from Murray Simpson Shihan. Kobudo can be taught separately, members don't need to practice Goju Ryu Karate.
Murray Simpson Shihann regularly travels to affiliated to member dojo and organisation to teach and support instructors to promote Okinawa Goju Ryu Karatedo and Ryukyu Kobujutsu. He also regularly travels to Okinawa to train with Kiichi Nakamoto Hanshi and his senior students to continue to advance his knowledge of Okinawa Goju Ryu karate do and Ryukyu Kobujutsu.
To preserve and teach the traditional martial arts of Okinawa in a caring and nurturing environment free of politics and intimidation. We seek to foster a spirit of fellowship and understanding by welcoming all like-minded individuals regardless of gender, ethnic background, religion, national origin, or physical handicap.
Build healthy minds, bodies and spirits through the study of traditional martial arts.
OGKI treats all Instructors of affiliated dojo/organisations the same regardless of Dan Grade. OGKI will not appoint anyone as country or regiona lhead. Each Instructor benefits from their own success. OGKI simply wishes everyone to work together for mutual benefit of promoting and teaching traditional martial arts of Okinawa.
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