Okinawakan Internationl as an organization is governed as follows;
Meiyo-Kaicho (Honorary President) and Soke (Head Master):
Kiichi Nakamoto Soke was born in 1927 and began his study of Gojuryu Karate-do directly under the founder, Grandmaster Chojun Miyagi at the Garden Dojo in 1937. He continued to train with Miyagi Sensei until his passing, at which time, he continued to follow Eiichi Miyazato Sensei, first at the Garden dojo and then following him to the Jundokan. Nakamoto Sensei was one of the few Jundokan students promoted to 10th Dan Hanshi directly by Miyazato Sensei, and was third in the line of seniority at the Jundokan . Today Nakamoto Sensei continues a relationship with the Jundokan So Honbu and the Miyagi family. He is the president of the Gojuryu Okinawakan Karate-do Kyokai.
Nakamoto Sensei is also the president of the Ryukyu Dento Kobujutsu Hozon Budo Kyokai. He is a direct blood line descendant of the Ugushuku Samurai Family. He trained directly under Shosei Kina Sensei, the 2nd head master of Ufuchiku Kobujutsu. He continued his training with Kina Sensei until his passing in 1980, at which time he continued to train with Kina Sensei senior most student, Shinei Kyan Sensei, until his passing in 1997. Today he is a 10th Dan Hanshi of Ufuchiku Kobujutsu.
C. Michial Jones Sensei is the first person to introduce Gojuryu Okinawakan to North America. Jones Sensei has been training in the Martial Arts since 1977. He is an internationally published author and retired Chief of Police.
Chief Jones holds senior grades in Karate, Kobujutsu/Kobudo, Jujutsu, and Iaijutsu/Iaido. All awarded by well known Japanese and/or Okinawa based groups.
Chief Jones is a member of the Goju-Ryu Okinawakan Karate-Do Kyokai and the Ryukyu Dento Kobujutsu Hozon Budo Kyokai. He is a direct student of Kiichi Nakamoto, Kaicho, who has graded him to Kyoshi, 8th Dan. In an effort to spread the true martial arts of Okinawa, Jones Sensei serves as North American Director to the Goju-Ryu Okinawakan Karate-Do Kyokai, the Ryukyu Dento Kobujutsu Hozon Budo Kyokai, Vice President to the Sekai Dentokan Bugei Renmei, Pan American Director and Vice President to the International Goju-Ryu Karate Association and Vice President to the Ryukyu Karate Kobudo Kenkyukai.
Roy J. Hobbs Sensei is the head of the worldwide Dentokan, which was founded in 1994 as a means of providing instruction, and certification, in the various martial arts he has studied and practiced for nearly 60 years. Col Hobbs holds senior grades in Karate, Kobujutsu/Kobudo, Jujutsu, and Iaijutsu/Iaido. All awarded by well known Japanese and/or Okinawa based groups. He is certified by the Japanese based International Karate Masters Association (IKMA). Within the IKMA, he serves as the Goju-Ryu Karate-Do Director.
Col Hobbs is a member of the Goju-Ryu Okinawakan Karate-Do Kyokai and the Ryukyu Dento Kobujutsu Hozon Budo Kyokai. He is a direct student of Kiichi Nakamoto, Kaicho and holds the grade of Hanshi, 9th Dan. In an effort to spread the true martial arts of Okinawa, Col Hobbs serves as an Advisor to the Goju-Ryu Okinawakan Karate-Do Kyokai, the Ryukyu Dento Kobujutsu Hozon Budo Kyokai, the International Goju-Ryu Karate Association and the Ryukyu Karate Kobudo Kenkyukai. Col Hobbs is also a direct student of Atushi Shimojo, Soke of the Dai Nippon Iaido Kyokai (DNIK) and the Kokusai Budo Koryu Kyokai (KBKK). Within these two groups Col Hobbs serves as the DNIK and the KBKK Vice President.
As needed the executive branch may appoint committees and advisers. Each Dojo Chief Instructor will report directly to the executive branch.
Fuku-Kaicho (Vice President):
Current Position Vacant
Amber Jones began her training under Mike Jones Sensei in 1990. She married Jones Sensei in 1993 and has assisted him in running his dojo as program manager and now acts as the secretary for he association.