Sensei Morio Higaonna

  • Year of Birth: 1938
  • Goju-ryu 10th dan
  • IOGKF Chairman & Chief Instructor

    Sensei Morio Higaonna has been acknowledged as one of the best karate sensei and foremost exponents of Goju-Ryu Karate-Do in the world for the last 40 years. 

    He founded IOGKF in 1979 to preserve and protect the true teachings and philosophy of Grandmaster Chojun Miyagi, and to spread these teachings throughout the world.

    In September 2007, Higaonna Sensei received 10th dan (the highest rank in karate) as well as a special certificate signed by Miyagi An’ichi Sensei (successor of Goju-Ryu) and Aragaki Shuichi Sensei (direct students of Chojun Miyagi Sensei) that recognizes him as a successor in the direct line descended from Miyagi Chojun Sensei. 



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