Thank you for your interest in joining the Traditional Okinawan Goju-Ryu Karate-do Federation (TOGKF). Higaonna Sensei as Chief Instructor established TOGKF to preserve and expand Traditional Okinawan Goju-Ryu Karate-do.


Only recent former Organisation (IOGKF) Dan gradings are accepted without possible retests.
Applicants with Dan gradings from other organizations must re-test with TOGKF within a probationary period.



Consists of a group of Dojo’s wishing to operate as an Organisation within a country.

  • There can be more than one Organisation per country provided they operate in harmony with each other and cooperate on technical issues such as Dan gradings, Gasshukus.
  • An Organisation may be administered by a committee or Kambukai, ideally with at least a Godan as the Technical Head.
  • Other cases might be discussed by the Technical Committee on merit for possible exception


TOGKF expanded the membership category to permit individual Dojos to affiliate directly with TOGKF in instances where membership does not warrant an Organisation application.

  • An individual dojo should ideally be led by an IOGKF graded Black Belt with minimum rank of Sandan.
  • In the event of a Dojo head having a lesser rank than Sandan, the Dojo application might be discussed by the Technical Committee on merit.
  • All Dojo’s and sub-Dojo’s taught by the same Instructor will be regarded as one Dojo.
  • A network of multiple Dojo’s in various locations taught by various instructors under leadership and financial incentive of a single Instructor will be considered an ORGANIZATION.

Application Process

  1. Complete the online form on this website.
  2. State clearly whether Dojo or Organisation.
  3. Application for a Dojo as well as an Organisation is not possible – only one category permitted.
  4. The Technical Committee will review, approve, disapprove each application.
  5. The decision of the Technical Committee will be final.

Organisation / Dojo Details

Head Instructor Details

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