|Seikichi Toguchi was born on may 20th, 1917 in Naha, Okinawa.
He studied with Chojun Miyagi, and became a top student. He served
with the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II as an electrical
engineer. After the war, he returned to Okinawa and assisted in
rebuilding his war-torn homeland.
In 1952, Sensei Miyagi named him Executive Director of the Goju Ryu
Association. It was re-named the Goju-Kai Federation 2 years later
and he became the Vice- President of the organization.
In 1969, he was invited to be the Okinawan karate representative at
the first world tournament held in Tokyo. He later formed the
Shorei-Kan branch of Goju Ryu. He passed away on Aug. 31, 1998.
Suceeding him in Shobukan Goju-Ryu, was one of his disciples,
Masanobu Shinjo. One of Shinjo's disciples, Shihan Frank Van Lenten,
a Master in Shobukan Goju-Ryu, brought Goju-Ryu to the United
States. One of his top students, Nate Sanders, developed Beibukan
Goju-Ryu. Sensei Moore is one of Sensei Sander's top students.
Sensei Moore has developed eleven black belts himself.