President and Founder of Seiwa Kai
8th Dan Hanshi Goju-Ryu Seiwa-Kai
8th Dan Hanshi JKF Goju-Kai
Born 20 January 1933 Tokyo Japan
1950 Starts Karate at High School
1951 Joins Goju-Kai Yamaguchi, Gogen
1952 1st Dan Yamaguchi Goju-Kai
1954 2nd Dan
1957 3rd Dan
1961 Grades 4th Dan Jokyo Renshi
1965 5th Dan
1966 Shihan Kyoshi
1970 6th Dan JKF Goju-Kai
1971 Founds Goju-Ryu Karate-Do Seiwa-Kai
1974 JKF National Instructor
1975 7th Dan
1986 8th Dan Hanshi
Shuji Tasaki was well known as Gogen Yamaguchi's most compitent fighter having proven himself in the very first All Japan Karatedo Gojukai Championships in 1963, which was basically a days competition of knock-out, knock down, break bone and finish them matches. Having earned the cup for first place it set him as a target to be dealt with in the Dojo.
Today Shuji Tasaki Shihan is a much more easy going person. Still having the heavy and strong voice with a fatherlike teachers touch. He left Gogen Yamaguchi's organization in 1972 to form his own Seiwakai however, today remains close to Goshi Yamaguchi and attends functions of the organization, including the JKGA 50th anniversary, as a senior and respected Sempai - Shihan. Today he is Hanshi of Gojuryu Karatedo Seiwakai and one of the most senior members of the JKF Gojukai.
By Leo Lipinski Shihan
1950 - Present
Born in Yokote City Japan, Seichi Fujiwara Shihan is the 8th Dan [as of this writing] in the JKF Gojukai. Fujiwara Sensei has had a pivitol role in guiding Gojuryu Karatedo outside of Japan, having taught in more than 20 countries over the past 10 years and continuing his time away from family and home several times per year annually. See the following outline for his specific Biography / Curriculum Vitae:
1967 Began Karatedo Training at the age of 17.
1974 October Opened his first Dojo in Omagari City in Wakatake-cho.
1995 JKF Gojukai 7th Dan
2002 October - Japan Karatedo Federation Gojukai; 8th Dan
Current grades and positions include:
Japan Karatedo Federation Gojukai;
8th Dan Seiwkai Gojuryu Karatedo;
8th Dan Japan Karatedo Federation;
7th Dan Vice President; Seiwakai Gojuryu Karatedo
Former; National Champion Kata and Kumite
Director and Coach; Akita Karate-Do Federation Goju-Kai
Senior member; Oversees Committee for National Karate-Do Federation Goju-kai
Appointed; Executive Director of the JKF Gojukai
Currently presides over seven dojo branches spanning Akita-shi, Yokote-shi, Kamioka-cho and Nakasen-cho.