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  1. Gary Brandon
    (Birmingham Welfare Officer)
    gb@carisbrookeboston.com
    Mobile: (07956) 510-093
  2. Matthew Taylor
    (GKI Welfare Officer)
    matt.sensei@twyfordkarate.club
    Tel: (0118) 9706-943
    Mobile: (07766) 684-254
  3. Carly Barrett-Greening
    (GKI Supporting Contact)
    waveconnections@outlook.com
    Mobile: (07850) 732-303

Goju Ryu Karatedo International

The GKI (Goju-Ryu Karate-Do International) was founded in 1993 by the famous South African instructor, Sensei James Rousseau,and Sensei Leonard Sim.

We provide our members with the highest level of instruction in the traditional Okinawan Goju-Ryu Karate-Do of Chojun Miyagi. We achieve excellence in our instructors through our training, coaching and refereeing courses as well as participating in the English Karate Governing Body. Our principles include respect for the individual, recognition of effort and attainment, and our instructors are committed to providing the high moral and ethical standards. Regular courses are held to teach, improve standards, develop coaching skills, encourage successful competition karate and conduct black belt gradings. Courses are structured round our grading syllabus.

The badge expresses symbolicaly the roots of the GKI and the nature of our style. The offset circle shape is reminiscent of the Okinawan prefecture logo.

We welcome members who aspire to meet our standards and who will actively participate in a friendly democratic associations. We have links with other Goju Ryu organisations around the world, and have member dojos in Birmingham, Chelmsford, Chichester, Maidstone, Oxford, Sheffield, South London, Wokingham, Weymouth and a number in Sweden.