Made with MAGIX The International Gojuryu Karate Association is recognized as a traditional martial arts organization and is an independent association founded by Dennis May, Hanshi 8th Dan. The Association was formed under the auspices of  Eiichi Miyazato, Hanshi 10th dan. Master Miyazato was the leader of the Okinawa Goju-Ryu Karate-do Kyokai (OGKK) and held this position until he passed away in 1999.  The association continued to be sanctioned by Koshin Iha, Hanshi 10th dan, Chairman of The OGKK and Successor to Miyazato, and Yoshio Hichiya, Hanshi 10th Dan,  3rd President of the OGKK and Okinawa Karate-do Federation until the passing of Iha Sensei in 2012. In 2012 the IGKA resigned from the OGKK and became a member of the WOGKKF under Kiichi Nakamoto, Hanshi 10th Dan (a direct student of both Chojun Miyagi Sensei and Eiichi Miyazato Sensei) Dennis May, Hanshi 8th Dan, World President of the IGKA, recognizes the IGKA Pan America as a member group in good standing.                                                                             The Association was formed because of an overwhelming interest in Okinawan Goju-Ryu Karate-Do worldwide. Therefore, the Association was formed to popularize Goju-Ryu Karate in the United States and throughout the world. We offer an organized teaching curriculum and ranking system to those martial artists interested in developing skill in the arts of Goju- Ryu Karate. The Association was also establish to preserve Goju-Ryu’s original combativeness and warrior spirit. The Association also seeks to foster certain martial virtues in its members and cultivate a spirit upon which to build character, sincerity, perseverance, and respect. We invite you to join with us in training and preserving the martial arts of Okinawa. We have qualified instructor able to teach seminars at any level in Okinawa Goju-Ryu.    For More Information, Please Contact us; Mike Jones Shihan IGKA Pan America Chairman / Chief Instructor IGKA World Vice President                           P.O. Box 275 Swayzee, Indiana 46986 USA     IGKA Pan-America International Gojuryu Karate Association Pan-American Headquarters Member Benefits Branch Dojo For the Pan American Region Individual Members For the Pan America Region Miyazato Sensei and May Sensei Iha Sensei and May Sensei Copyright and Trademarked 1994-2012 All Rights Reserved IGKA WORLD HONBU Nakamoto Sensei and May Sensei