Monday, October 08, 2012

Chojun Miyagi remembered.


Today is the anniversary of the passing of the founder of GoJu Ryu, Miyagi Chojun, KenShi.

A lifetime of martial study and practice sewed the seeds that created a perpetual harvest of some of the finest martial artists known to this world.

Okinawan born on April 25th 1888, Miyagi Kenshi was the first KaraTeKa  to have the title of Kyoshi bestowed upon him by the Dai Nippon BuTokuKai, which speaks volumes as to his contribution to having KaraTe officially recognized by the "powers that were" in mainland Japan at the time, which was the beginning of a snowball effect that has never ended.

Miyagi Chojun KenShi died on October 8th, 1953.