Made with MAGIX Ei'ichi Miyazato Sensei (1922-1999) opened the Jundokan in 1957, it was the first free standing building exclusively designed to teach Goju-Ryu. The Jundokan, which means, "House in which to follow in the father's footsteps", the name reflects Miyazato Sensei's devotion for his teacher. The Jundokan has students the world over and is responsible for training some of the world's greatest Goju-Ryu practitioners. The Jundokan originally started out as a small wooden dojo but with increasing numbers of students it was decided that a more robust, larger dojo would be needed.  In the 1970’s the current dojo was constructed on the spot in now stands. Over the years a number of well known Gojuryu practitioners made their start in the Jundokan under the guidance of Miyazato Sensei – among them are Teruo Chinen (Jundokan International) and Morio Higaonna (IOGKF). The Jundokan is a traditional Gojuryu dojo and the focus on training is kata, hojo-undo, and bunkai. Sports karate is not a part of the Jundokan whose primary goal is to preserve Okinawan Gojuryu in its traditional form as passed down by Chojun Miyagi Sensei The Jundokan served as the headquarters dojo for the Okinawan Gojuryu Karate-do Kyokai from the time it was founded in 1969 until after the passing Miyazato Sensei. Koshin Iha Sensei was appointed successor to Miyazato and assumed the position of Chief Instructor of the Jundokan and second president of the Kyokai. Iha Sensei retired in 2004 and for the first time in the history of the Jundokan and OGKK, the headquarters was moved out of the Jundokan to the Hichiya Dojo, with that the Jundokan separated from the Kyokai. Miyazato Sensei son, Yashuhiro, is the current Kancho of the Jundokan and has founded the Okinawa Gojuryu Karate-do So Honbu Jundokan association.  Miyazato Sensei instructed several students over the years, several of which went on to found their own associations. Some of these associations were formed with the permission of Miyazato Sensei, and he acted as Honorary Chairman for them, they included:  International Traditional Gojuryu Karate Federation founded by Kuniyuki Kai Sensei  United States Okinawan Gojuryu Karate-do Kyokai founded by Natambu Bomani Sensei Tanzanian Okinawan Gojuryu Karate-do Kyokai founded by Natambu Bomani sensei West Africa Okinawan Gojuryu Karate-do Kyokai founded by Natambu Bomani Sensei  Pan American Gojuryu Karate Federation founded by Ramon Veras Sensei**  New Zealand Okinawan Gojuryu Karate-do Kyokai founded by Dennis May Sensei  International Gojuryu Karate Association founded by Dennis May Sensei  United Kingdom Okinawan Gojuryu Karate-do Kyokai founded by Bob Honniball Sensei  Okinawan Gojuryu Karate-do Okinawakan Kyokai founded by Kenichi Nakamoto Sensei  Traditional Okinawan Karate of Great Britain Jundokan - Ken Erridge Sensei  Other associations were that were founded by former Jundokan / OGKK students;  Okinawan Gojuryu Goyukai - Anyu Shinjo Sensei (now a sub association of the OGKK)  International Okinawan Gojuryu Karate Federation founded by Morio Higaonna and Teruo Chinen Jundokan International founded by Teruo Chinen Sensei Okinawan Gojuryu Bujutsu Kyokai founded by Kou Uehara Sensei Okinawa Gojuryu Karate-do Kenkyukai founded by Masaji Taira Sensei ** The POGKF was renamed to Eishinkai International in 2010   Jundokan So Hombu Copyright and Trademarked 1994-2012 All Rights Reserved