Welcome to Gojukai South Africa

Gogen Yamaguchi, our founder and legend was born on 20th January 1909 in Kagushima, Japan. He was a descendant of the Samurai and one of the most complex figures to ever grace the World Karate stage.

As the chosen successor by Master Miyagi in 1953, Gogen Yamaguchi set about uniting Goju as one organisation, Gojukai., The martial arts fraternity in Japan bestowed upon him the honour of Grand Master, 10th Dan Hanshi and is therefore referred to as Kaiso, ‘Our Founder’.

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Japan Cultural Exchange

Japan Cultural Exchange April 2015

4 Masters Seminar


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All Africa Hombu Dojo

The All Africa Karate-Do Goju Kai Hombu Dojo was opened in April 1980 by Saiko Shihan Goshi Yamaguchi, son of karate legend Kaiso Gogen Yamaguchi (the Cat) and Peter Brandon Hanshi.

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African Warriors of Light

AWOL is a voluntary association which is registered as a NPO with the Department of Social Development. The intention is to offer previously impossible opportunities and experiences to the children involved