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Ei'ichi Miyazato

Ei'ichi Miyazato doing Tensho

Ei'ichi Miyazato was born on July 5th, 1922 in Naha, Okinawa and passed away in December 1999. He became a student of Chojun Miyagi in 1938 and remained with him until his death in 1953. He succeeded Sensei Miyagi as instructor at the police school.

He built the Jundokan (House for the Following in the Footsteps of the Father) in 1957, carrying on the traditional way he had learned from Sensei Miyagi. He was also the founder of the All Okinawan Goju-Ryu Karate-Do Association.

He also trained in judo, and was the Okinawan judo champion and All Japan police judo champion.

Morio Higaonna and Teruo Chinen are among his most successful students. Higaonna Sensei went on to form the IOGKF (International Okinawan Goju-Ryu Karate-Do Federation). Chinen Sensei operates Jundokan International out of Spokane, Washington.



Ei'ichi Miyazato doing Tensho