Made with MAGIX Goju-ryu is the main empty-hand style that is taught at the Yushikan. It was created by Chojun Miyagi (1882-1953) based on his studies with Kanryo Higaonna (1850-1915) in the early 1900s. We specifically practice the line of Goju-ryu as passed down by Eiichi Miyazato. Although Sensei has trained and studied with several of the different factions in the Gojuryu system, He has always maintained instruction in his original lineage and we adhere to the teachings of the Late Master Eiichi Miyazato of the Jundokan Dojo in Naha, Okinawa through his teachings and the teachings of his students Koshin Iha and Kiichi Nakamoto. We are a small, private dojo, located in Swayzee, Indiana. The Yushikan serves as the North American Honbu Dojo (Headquarters) of the Okinawankan (WOGKKF) and Pan American Honbu Dojo (Headquarters) for the International Gojuryu Karate Association. The dojo is also a shibu dojo (branch) of the Seikai Dentokan Bugei Renmei. The dojo is located on the same property as Jones Sensei's home. There are no distractions that would occur in a commercial setting.  Our dojo is dedicated to training in Okinawan empty-hand and weapon martial arts. Our goals in training are the development of the practitioners’ body, mind, and spirit and the improvement of self-defense skills through the practice of traditional Okinawan martial arts. We train in a non-competitive environment; each member works not only to improve themselves, but to help the other members improve as well. (Although if a student chooses to compete in tournaments sensei will assist them) Although our current headquarters dojo (Since 2005) is located in Swayzee, we have branch dojo and study groups across the USA. Our dojo is private and therefore not open to the public; those interested should contact us and meet with sensei to determine if you may join the class. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact sensei directly. The development of our dojo began in January of 1994 with the establishment of a club at the YMCA in Marion, Indiana by Mike Jones. Previous to this time Sensei Jones was the appointed Chief Instructor at the Komakai Academy Marion, with the closure of the Marion location, Sensei Jones founded our dojo. Sensei Jones continues to lead the Yushikan today. Sensei has been studying traditional Okinawan martial arts since 1977. He holds senior yudansha (black belt) ranks and teaching licenses in the arts of Karate, Kobudo, Jujutsu and Iaijutsu. About Us Copyright and Trademarked 1994-2012 All Rights Reserved