About Us

Sheffield Hallam Dojo

The dojo (training hall) teaches all aspects of traditional Okinawan Goju-Ryu Karate. From basic techniques through to advanced kata, Sensei David and his senior instructors ensure that instruction is given in a safe and friendly manner. We are members of the EGKA / IOGKF both highly respected bodies within traditional karate.

The E.G.K.A

We are members of the English Goju-Ryu Karate Association. The EGKA is a non-profit making organisation dedicated to preserving and teaching the traditional Okinawan martial art of Goju-Ryu Karate in England. The association is headed by Sensei Ernie Molyneux, 9th dan, with many other highly graded instructors up and down the country.

EGKA qualified instructors teach to the highest standards, which is recognised through the long standing association with the International Okinawan Goju-Ryu Karate-Do Federation (IOGKF), a respected international karate organisation headed by Karate master, Tetsuji Nakamura. EGKA Website

The I.O.G.K.F

The International Okinawan Goju-Ryu Karate-do Federation (IOGKF) is the largest traditional Okinawan Karate organization in the world. Under the leadership of World Chief Instructor, Sensei Tetsuji Nakamura and his International Executive committee, IOGKF International is committed to preserving the intangible cultural treasure of Okinawan Goju-Ryu Karate-Do, which has been passed down to us in its original form from one generation to the next.

Since its establishment in 1979, the IOGKF has attracted culturally diverse martial arts practitioners from around the world, who have joined the organization after recognizing the authenticity and excellence of the IOGKF and its undeniable connect to the origins of the style. Our members actively support our mission, objectives, and activities and IOGKF holds countless seminars, training camps and major International events every year. With thousands of members in many different nations, IOGKF welcomes all potential members to join our International Karate family

The IOGKF welcomes new members regardless of age, race, sex, religion or martial arts background. There are certain requirements however, the most important being the belief in and the desire that the true teachings of traditional Okinawan Goju-Ryu Karate-Do, as handed down by its founder Master Chojun Miyagi, be practiced and passed on to our students in its original form. Sensei Nakamura has devoted his life to preserving these true teachings, and it is the responsibility of all IOGKF members to do the same.