Editors Announcement

IOGKF International Editor

David Lambert – IOGKF Australia

To contact the newsletter email: iogkfaus@bigpond.com


Firstly I want to thank everyone for their overwhelming support of for the work being done on the newsletter that I received at the World Budosai last month. I was so happy to speak with many members from around the world and I have a great list of suggestions to help improve and strengthen the newsletter further. I will be discussing all of these with my team and we will slowly be implementing them in the next few editions of the International newsletter.

Although the newsletter takes many, many hours of dedication and effort from the newsletter team and its contributors, it has been an absolute pleasure to serve IOGKF and Goju-ryu members around the world and your kind comments make it all worthwhile.


Following this newsletter our current newsletter webmaster, Sensei Helmut Leitner (IOGKF Australia), will be retiring from the newsletter. He has been an integral part of the re-building the newsletter and without him there would truly be none of what we have now. I want to sincerely thank him from the bottom of my heart. He has always supported me and the newsletter re-buidling venture from the start, all readers of the newsletter owe him a great debt of gratitude.

I invite anyone who is interested in becoming the new web designer of the newsletter to look over the advertisement in this newsletter and email an application to lambert@goulburnkarate.com


It’s been a big year for IOGKF International and year of change which will all wrap up during our December Newsletter. The amount of Gasshuku’s being organized decreases around Budosai time, but it will pick up from now until the end of the year and I hope to see many event reports from all over the world. The Cut off date for the December newsletter will be December 1st, 2012.

Thank you all once again,

David John Lambert

Editor – IOGKF International
IOGKF Australia