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Welcome to the internet home of the International Gojuryu Okinawakan Karate-do Kyokai and Ryukyu Dento Kobujutsu Hozon Budo Kyokai, or for short Okinawakan International.

Okinawakan International is a Traditional association that has been founded by C. Michial Jones Shihan to promote Okinawa Goju Ryu Karatedo and Ryukyu Kobujutsu to like minded martial artists around the world who are willing to train and be affiliated with C. Michial Jones Shihan.

C. Michial Jones Shihan is a direct student of Kiichi Nakamoto Hanshi.  He is directly registered as a Senior Instructor of Kiichi Nakamoto Hanshi with full license to teach and grade.

Under Okinawakan International, C. Michial Jones Shihan provides instruction and certification to affiliated member dojo and organisation in traditional Okinawa Goju Ryu Karate and/or Ryukyu Ufuchiku Kobujutsu as taught by Kiichi Nakamoto Hanshi (Gojuryu Okinawakan Karate-do Kyokai and Ryukyu Dento Kobujutsu Hozon Budo Kyokai).

C. Michial Jones Shihan regularly travels to support branch instructors and to promote Okinawa Goju Ryu Karatedo and Ryukyu Kobujutsu.  He also regularly travels to Okinawa to train with Kiichi Nakamoto Hanshi and his senior students to continue to advance his knowledge of Okinawa Goju Ryu karate do and Ryukyu Kobujutsu.

Okinawakan International currently has branch dojo’s in the United States and Canada, striving to preserve and promote authentic and traditional martial arts of Okinawa.

The association offers the following benefits to its members;

  • On going technical education for Instructors and students.
  • Instructor Certification
  • Instructor Training
  • Standardized Instruction
  • Technical Gojuryu and Kobudo Seminars
  • Yearly Gasshuku
  • Newsletter
  • Program development assistance for dojo owners
  • Dojo marketing
  • Free Internet advertising for dojos
  • Training Videos
  • Training Manuel
  • Apparel
  • and More

Membership in the association is open for those interested in studying Karate, Kobudo or both.