Head of Style

saiko imageGoshi Yamaguchi was born in Shinjing Manchuria on September 28th 1942, the third son of Kaiso (Founder) Master Gogen Yamaguchi. In 1951 at the age of 8 he began practising karate-do at Senzoku Dojo in Asakusa. He aquired 1st Dan in 1957 and 2nd Dan in 1959. He attained 3rd Dan in 1962 and became an instructor.

He entered Nihon University in 1963. majoring in cinema studies in the Department of Arts. As a student he had an opportunity to teach karate-do. Graduating from university in 1969 he became a full time Shihan in the hombu dojo, with a view to promoting and developing Goju-Ryu Karate-do.

He has visited and taught in more than 40 countries throughout the world.

In 1990 he was appointed Saiko Shihan (Grand Master) and president of All Karate-do Goju-Kai Association and the International Karate-do Goju-Kai Association.