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.