MIYAGI, Chojun


Miyagi was a Japanese martial artist who founded the Goju-ryu school of karate by blending Okinawan and Chinese influences. He taught for many years, gaining an enormous reputation as a karateka. Despite his reputation, his greatest achievements lie in the popularization and the organization of karate teaching methods. He introduced karate into Okinawan police work, high schools and other fields of society.
Two of the Goju kata—Sanchin and Seiunchin—have been incorporated into Shobayashi Shorin-ryu curriculum by Shimabukuro O’Sensei.