Teruo Chinen began his training in Goju Ryu karate in 1951 directly under the tutelage of Chojun Miyagi Sensei.
In 1953, upon the death of Chojun Miyagi, Sensei Chinen continued his training under Ei'ichi Miyazato.
In 1969 Sensei Chinen moved to the United States and began teaching Okinawan Goju Ryu in Spokane, Washington. At that time Sensei Chinen was Chairman of the Okinawan Goju Ryu Karate-Do Federation.
Sensei Chinen then formed Jundokan International in honour of his teacher, Sensei Miyazato. Jundokan is the name of Sensei Miyazato's dojo. Jundokan dojos now operate throughout the United States, Canada and Europe.
Sensei Chinen now spends much of his time travelling around North America and Europe lecturing and teaching traditional Okinawan style karate. He has become one of the most sought after speakers, lecturing to groups from all styles of karate.
He teaches traditional style karate, in the traditional way, as he learned from his first sensei, founder of Goju Ryu Karate-Do, Miyagi Chojun Sensei.