The International Okinawan Goju-Ryu Karate-do Federation (IOGKF) is one of the finest, traditional karate organizations in the world today. Under the leadership of our master, Sensei Morio Higaonna, 10th dan, the IOGKF is committed to preserving the intangible cultural treasure of Okinawan Goju-Ryu Karate-do, which has been passed down to us in its original form from one generation to the next.

Since its establishment in 1979, the IOGKF has attracted culturally diverse martial arts practitioners from around the world, who have joined the organization after recognizing the authenticity and excellence of the IOGKF and its direct karate lineage tracing back to Bushi Chojun Miyagi, the founder of Okinawan Goju-Ryu Karate-do. Our members actively support our mission, objectives, and activities.

The IOGKF sponsors interactive website forums, weekend seminars, and international martial arts events for its members to stay informed with news updates, improve their ongoing knowledge and skills, and develop life-long friendships. The IOGKF now has members in over 50 affiliated countries worldwide and is the largest Okinawan karate organization in the world. This website represents the membership of IOGKF-USA.

Event Calendar

NAC (National American Championship) @ Groton Community Center
Nov 2 @ 8:00 am – Nov 3 @ 5:00 pm
NAC (National American Championship) @ Groton Community Center | Groton | Connecticut | United States

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1. All students should be encouraged to try as many events as they are qualified for, if they are not sure and do not sign up for an event they will not be added after the brackets are complete. (Have them sign up and scratch if need be)
2. The dinner will not have any extra seats or meals if you do not buy a ticket prior to the event. All guests with food allergies or dietary restrictions must email [email protected] no later than Oct 18, 2019, the company provides what is ordered so please let me know so we can accommodate your needs. There will be a menu posted online, the dinner will take place in The Mystic Aquarium. There is a link posted below.
3. As stated on the Registration form, please email [email protected] to register IOGKF team kata/ IOGKF team kumite, Open 2 person Family Kata,Open 3 Person Family Kata and IOGKF Iri Kumi Go matches.I would like the dojo cho to handle these email. These events are all coed under the age of 18, there may be any combination of gender.
– IOGKF team please come up with a creative team name ie; “The Fuzzy Pandas of Destruction” were last years 9-11 year old team kumite champions.
-Open family kata may also come up with a team name incorporating their family name into it. This division is a synchronized kata division.
– IOGKF Iri Kumi Go: Please include Name, Age, Rank, Height and Weight to ensure a fair and safe match.
4. Sensei Steven Smith Grappling Seminar: This will be held Friday evening at the dojo which is in the tournament venue, let come out and support Sensei Steve!
There will be more information to come and will be sent out to your dojo! Last years event was a huge success and this year is already projected to be bigger! Can’t wait to see everyone!

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