BLACK BELT PRACTITIONERS
SEVEN TENETS OF BEHAVIOUR FOR GOSHUKAN-RYU YUDANSHA
- Respect (Sonkei)
- Well-Mannered (Reigi Saho)
- Gratitude (Giri)
These behaviors are understood and consistently practiced by all Yudansha members of Goshukan-Ryu. All Yudansha will exhibit these positive character traits as a pre-requisite of membership in the Dojo and in the IOGKA.
The Yudansha-Kai is comprised of certified blackbelt members of the Columbus Dojo and the IOGKA. Each Yudansha-Kai member is a Goshukan-Ryu Karate student of Garry Parker, whether they are members of the IOGKA member dojos, or personal students of Parker at the Okinawa Goshukan-Ryu USA Honbu Dojo. The Yudansha-Kai members receive additional training in the form of quarterly workshops, seminars, and clinics held at the USA Honbu Dojo, and seminars/workshops hosted by authorized IOGKA member Dojo.
To find out how you can join the IOGKA and become a member of the IOGKA Yudansha-Kai, contact IOGKA Administration Coordinator Maddie Coster at: firstname.lastname@example.org
ACTIVE GOSHUKAN-RYU USA HONBU DOJO CERTIFIED BLACK BELTS (Shodan date, Current rank date)
Izumi Shimabukuro-Parker: 5-Dan Goshukan-Ryu. (2004, 2020)
Kenji Parker: 3-Dan Goshukan-Ryu (2017, 2021)
Robbie Sawyer: ShoDan Goshukan-Ryu (2017)
Jeffrey Teagle: 2-Dan Goshukan-Ryu (2018)
Maddie Coster: 2-Dan Goshukan-Ryu (2019, 2021)
IOGKA USA HONBU CERTIFIED BLACK BELTS
Gloria Rapier: ShoDan Goshukan-Ryu. (2015) 3-dan Shito-Ryu Karate (2021)
NOTE: Former members of the IOGKA that resigned or have been permanently inactive after they were promoted by the IOGKA in Goshukan-Ryu Karate or Kobudo are no longer recognized as Goshukan Ryu Yudansha (Black Belts).
- Per regulations issued by Goshukan-Ryu Founder Takamiyagi Hiroshi, Hanshi 10-Dan, THE IOGKA is the sole authority for the issuance of Goshukan-Ryu rank promotions and teaching certifications for North America.
- All current active Goshukan-Ryu Black Belt members in North America are listed on this page.
- Goshukan-Ryu and IOGKA certificates and licenses and appointments will remain valid with current active IOGKA membership.