Okinawa Goju Ryu Karate

News: New Zealand Goju Ryu Visit to Okinawa and Tokyo in June 2005
posted: June 2005

In June 2005, Shihan Dennis May and 7 other members visited Okinawa and Tokyo. During their stay in Tokyo, they trained with Seiro Aragaki Shihan, Chief Instructor of the Yoyogi Dojo. In Okinawa, the New Zealand group trained at the Honbu Dojo of Hichiya Sensei and other O.G.K.K. dojo around Okinawa.


OKINAWA GOJU RYU KARATEDO KYOKAI (O.G.K.K.) HONBU

Okinawa2005aHonbu Dojo: (from left to right) Masuda Sensei, Kinjo Sensei, Hichiya Sensei (Chairman O.G.K.K), Chinen Sensei, Dennis May Sensei.

Okinawa2005bKikugawa Dojo: Sensei Dennis May and his students, with Kikugawa Sensei (former 10 times Okinawa Kata Champion) and his students after a training session and party at Kikugawa dojo. Kikugawa Sensei and his family, were most gracious hosts and our NZ team had a wonderful evening.

Okinawa2005cTokyo: New Zealand team enjoying a night out in Tokyo after a training session with Aragaki Sensei at the Yoyogi Dojo. NZOGKA Team . Sensei Dennis May, Sensei Peter Turner , Sensei Della Profitt , Sensei Bryan Williams, Sonja Tempelhoff, Karin Tempelhoff, Ashley Old , Helena Moors.