Sensei Morio Higaonna

Morio Higaonna is the world leader and Chief Instructor of the Traditional Okinawan Goju-Ryu Karate Do Federation (T.O.G.K.F.) which has branched out into dojos all around the world.  Sensei Higaonna travels regularly to instruct and grade students at these dojos and also holds regular gashuku (training camps), where students come to train with him.  Sensei has his own dojos in Okinawa, Tokyo and San Marcos, America.

Morio Higaonna Sensei

Grandmaster Morio Higaonna Sensei (10th Dan) performing final move for Kata Sanseru

Sensei Higaonna is the leading exponent of Traditional Okinawan Goju-Ryu Karate in the world today. He has trained under Sensei Anichi Miyagi, a direct student of the founder of Okinawan Goju-Ryu Sensei Chojun Miyagi, and thus continues the legacy of a pure style that is relevant today as a highly effective fighting system.

From Sensei Terry Lyon: “Having both trained, graded and spent social time with Sensei Higaonna, I can first hand say that his ability as a master of Okinawan Goju-Ryu is unequaled by any other instructor. Many years ago he was described by Don Warrener (martial artist and author) as the most dangerous man alive.  Sensei Higaonna’s classes are always long and hard with plenty of content and learning, along with practice of basics, kata and bunkai and various partner exercises.  He has the ability to bring out the very best in everyone.

Sensei Lyon’s friend and teacher, Sensei Graham Ravey (9th Dan), has trained with Morio Higaonna for 12 years in the famous Yoyogi Dojo in Tokyo and is now Chief Instructor of the Traditional Okinawan Goju-Ryu Karate Do Association (T.O.G.K.A.) in Australia.