|Seiko Higa Sensei modernized and improved on the original Traditional
Okinawa Martial Arts. He worked hard on all the kata. With his
excellent educational background, Higa Sensei decided to form the
World Federation with Okinawa Kobudo Goju Ryu Karate-do. After
much hard work, in 1933 "The World Federation Okinawa Kobudo
Goju Ryu Karate-do" (Sho-Do-Kan) was established.
After the formation of Sho-Do-Kan, Higa Sensei came to an agreement
with the Okinawa Federal Government, to train in the Okinawa Police
Academic School, Ryukyu University and all the high schools. It was
then a compulsory subject for all the students in Police Academic
School, Ryukyu University and high schools. The objective of this is to
maintain the culture of Okinawa Martial Arts.
From 1933 to 1952, Higa
Sensei successfully established thirty-two Dojos in Japan. He also establi
shed Okinawa's Karate-Do Federation.
Higa Sensei's family is the only one in Okinawa to train in this traditional
Martial Art. The past four generations of Higa Sensei's family trained
very hard. Higa Sensei's organization developed into the biggest
organization in the World to offer hard training in the traditional
Okinawa Kobudo Goju-Ryu Karate-Do.
Higa Sensei passed away in 1966 at the age of 68 years. World
Traditional Federation appointed Cyoboku Takamine Sensei to be the
successor of Higa Sensei. Takamine Sensei served as the president
from 1966 to 1992. He retired at the age of 97 years.
Seikich Higa Sensei – son of Seikou Higa took over the responsibility
from Takamine Sensei. At the age of 74 years, Seikich Higa Sensei,
was elected as the president of Traditional Goju Ryu Karate-Do