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IKGA Timeline

The timeline below, is by no means an exhaustive list, but a general overview, and due to it's nature, is continuously under development. If you are aware of information that may have been ommitted, or is of historical significane to the IKGA, please email sensei Eugene for inclusions

1909 - January 21
The founder, Gogen Yamaguchi was born in Kagoshima Pref.
1929
Gogen Yamaguchi entered Ritsumeikan University, majoring law studies.
He organized Karate studies club.
1942 - September 28
The present president Goshi Yamaguchi was born in Shinkyo, Manchuria.
1949
Gogen Yamaguchi opened Dojo in Nihonzutsumi, Asakusa, Taito ward.
1950
By Gogen Yamaguchi's proposal, All Japan Karate-do Goju-kai was united.
Asakusa Senzoku dojo was opened.
1961
Gosen Yamaguchi went to the states to enter a university. He opened a dojo in San Francisco In 1964 Gosei, the first child and in 1965 Goshi, the third child went to the states.
1965
International Karate-do Goju-Kai Association was formed and united.
1973
The Suginami Goju-kan head dojo was opened.
1978
The Chojun Miyagi Sensei's 20th memorial, visiting his grave in Okinawa.
1983
The Goju-ryu founder, Chojun Miyagi Sensei's 30th Kensho Memorial International Friendly Match was held.
1989 - May,20
Gogen Yamaguchi passed away of acute cardiac arrest.
1989 - September 26
All Japan Karate-do Goju-kai Association funeral was held at Meiji Kaikan, in Minato ward.
1990
Goshi Yamaguchi became the president of All Japan Karate-do Goju-kai Association and of International Karate-do Goju-Kai Association.
November 21-21
From November 21st through 23rd, Chojun Miyagi Sensei & Gogen Yamaguchi Kensho The 1st Karate-do Goju-kai world Tourbament was held at Chiba Port Arena.
24-25,Nov,1995
The 1st Karate-do Goju-kai Asian Pacific Tournament was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
1996: 28-29,Dec
The 2nd Karate-do Goju-kai Asian Pacific Tournament was held in Pune, India.
1997: 29-30,Nov
The 2nd Karate-do Goju-kai World Tournament was held in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
1998
Chojun Miyagi Sensei's 45th memorial, visiting his grave in Okinawa.
1999: November 20-21 The 3rd Karate-do Goju-kai Asian Pacific Tournament was held in Perth, Australia
2001: Nov. 30 - Dec 2 The 3rd Karate-do Goju-kai World Tournament was held in Perth, Australia
2005: November 9-14 The 4th Karate-do Goju-kai World Tournament was held in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
2007: November 17-19 The 4th Karate-do Goju-kai Asian Pacific Tournament was held in Hong Kong, China
   
2009: September 20 100th Commemoration of the birth of Kaiso Gogen Yamaguchi, will take place in Tokyo, Japan
2009: October 23-26 5th Karate-do Goju-kai World Tournament will be held in Cape Town South Africa
2013: Dec 6th Karate-do Goju-kai World Tournament will be held in India
   
   

 

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