Membership

Dear Prospective Applicant:

Thank you very much for your membership interest in the Okinawankan International!

Our members are like a family. Members are never spoken to or treated in a disrespectful manner. Instructors are never humiliated.  Information flows freely and everyone has a voice. We train in traditional Okinawan Goju Ryu Karate and we have fun doing it.

Okinawakan International will consider any application for membership regardless of age, race, sex, or religious belief. There are however a few requirements for obtaining membership; the primary requirements being that you believe in studying traditional Okinawan Goju Ryu, in researching, sharing information, and training. You also must be a good citizen and moral citizen. We require instructors to attend at least one Gasshuku per year. Membership dues are $25 per student per year and $50 per dojo per year.

The Okinawakan International is an organization devoid of power struggles, egos, and politics.  Our Annual three-day Gasshuku cost less than $150 to attend.  We have very reasonable grading fees. All member dojo (Shibu) are considered equal and each Shibu Dojo reports directly to Honbu Dojo. The organization also offers training in Ufuchiku Kobudo and rank certification in both karate and kobudo.  In addition to the above named benefits we also offer our members various means in which to communicate, stay in touch, and to share information; such as an organization Facebook Page, this website, and an organizational video sharing which is free to all members.

We seek serious practitioners who desire to train, research, and share information pertaining to traditional Okinawan Goju Ryu.  If you desire to be considered for membership please contact us for an application and to discuss your needs with us. Please feel free to write Mr. Jones pertaining to any questions you may have.  We welcome you to apply for membership and we thank you for your interest in the Gojuryu Okinawakan Karate-do Kyokai International.