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Scholarship Requirements

I. For the Oregon Beach Training/Gasshuku Scholarship, the candidate must be IOGKF member in good standing. 2nd Kyu or above adult rank. ( Award pays for Training fee, dinner & tee shirt.)

II. A written reason from the instructor with a short explanation of why you are being recommended by them.

III. An essay written by the applicant as to why they should receive a scholarship by IOGKF-USA Committee for the Growth & Development fund.

a. What motivates you most in your training?

b. How did you become interested in karate?

c. What do you want to accomplish during your training?

d. How will the scholarship help you achieve your goals?

e. How would your best friend describe you?

f. How do you combine karate training with other activities in your life?

g. What do you think will be your greatest challenge in future training?

h. Word count? Maybe 1000.

IV. Written synopsis from your dojo instructor of your attendance or attendance records from your dojo.

V. An unedited video of yourself performing Gekisai Dai Ni and the Kata required for your current rank.

VI. Proof of intent to attend Oregon Beach Training/Gasshuku.

a. Airline Ticket

b. Hotel Reservation.

c. Gasshuku Registration

VII. All applications and materials must be sent to Sensei George W. Seahorn.

6818 Tyro Rd, Hackett AR, 72937
[email protected]

VIII. Entries must be received, in full, by August 15, 2021. (Award will be August 31, 2021)

IX. Should the chosen applicant not be able to attend the Oregon Beach Training/Gasshuku the scholarship funds will need to be returned to the committee immediately so that it can be passed on to the next applicant.

X. Only one person will be selected per dojo. Multiple people can apply but only one will be chosen.

XI. Once someone has received an award they must wait 2 years before reapplying.

The IOGKF-USA Scholarship fund is supported by member donations, business sponsorship and event fund-raisers. If you'd like to contribute, please click the PayPal Donate button below.

Your contributions are tax deductable.

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The goal of IOGKF-USA is to 1) preserve Traditional Okinawan Goju Ryu Karate and pass it to the next generation 2) through Karate training, add positive impact to our lives and improve our physical and mental abilities, 3) by teaching traditional Karate, we educate our members to be better persons. By doing so, we help our society to be a better place to live.

The IOGKF-USA goal reflects the teaching objectives of the founder of IOGKF (International), Morio Higaonna, "a) to develop the physical and spiritual elements of the human condition through Karate-Do, and thereby develop an indomitable spirit and work towards improving character, b) to protect the tradition of Okinawan Goju-Ryu Karate-Do as an intangible cultural treasure while promoting the art, and c) to develop our art technically through diligent training,"