"Ho Go Ju Don To - All things of this world are made up of positive and negative (Go and Ju)"


Bubishi - The origin of the name of Goju-Ryu

Grand Master Goshi Yamaguchi, 8th Dan,Hanshi

Saiko Shihan Goshi Yamaguchi

Goshi Yamaguchi was born on September 28 1942, as the third son of Kaiso (the Founder) Master Gogen Yamaguchi. In 1951, at the age of eight, he began practicing karate-do at Senzoku Dojo in Asakusa.

He received the 1st dan in 1957 and the 2nd dan in 1959. In 1962 the became a 3rd dan holder and an instructor.

He entered Nihon University in 1963, majoring in cinema studies in the Department of Arts. While he was a student, he had an oppertunity to teach karate-do at an American branch dojo for a year. After he came back to Japan, he taught in various Goju-ryu dojo. He graduated from the university in 1969, when he became full time shihan in the head dojo with a view to promote and develop Goju-ryu Karate-do.

He has visited and taught in more than 40 countries in the world thus far as an authorized instructor of Goju-kai, All Japan Karate-do Federation, Tokyo karate-do Federation, and as an international referee. In 1990, he was appointed to be the president of All Japan Karate-do Goju-kai Association, International Karate-do Goju-kai Association, and Saiko Shihan (Grand Master) for the two associations.