On March 11, 2011 Japan suffered the aftermath of a magnitude 9.0 Earthquake. The massive quake struck 32 metres deep off the East coast of Honshu – the main island of Japan.

Resulting from the energy of the Earthquake, a deadly tsunami rushed across the country’s main island bringing extreme devastation to Sendai and the Miyagi region.

With all this hardship and damage brought on to Japan, IOGKF is pleased to be able to confirm that Higaonna Sensei, Terauchi Sensei, Yamashiro Sensei and all IOGKF senior instructors in Okinawa and Japan are safe and well. IOGKF International also wishes to extend it most sincerest sympathies to all affected by this disaster.

IOGKF member countries around the world have been doing anything they can to support the disaster release efforts in Japan. This includes IOGKF Canada members working very hard to raise $5,000 for the Red Cross to continue helping Japanese people in effected areas.