Welcome to Goju Kai

Our Legacy

Welcome to Goju Kai Africa

Gogen Yamaguchi, our founder, and legend - born on 20th January 1909 in Kagoshima, Japan. He was a descendant of the Samurai and one of the most complex figures to ever grace the World Karate stage.


As the chosen successor by Master Miyagi in 1953, Gogen Yamaguchi set about uniting Goju as one organization, Gojukai. The martial arts fraternity in Japan bestowed upon him the honor of Grand Master, 10th Dan Hanshi and is therefore referred to as Kaiso, ‘Our Founder’.

Our Focus
Ensuring individuals get to unlock the Traditional Japanese Karate learnings. 
Empowering and uplifting individuals - creating boldness and confidence to take on challenges. 
Giving individuals the opportunity to compete in tournaments around the world. 
Allowing the less fortunate to gain access to global cultural exchanges
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Our partners - African Warriors of Light!

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Proud Partners 
“Traditional Japanese Karate is one of the most difficult disciplines, but it is to the one who endures - that the final victory comes”

Goju Kai assists individuals through primary, secondary and tertiary education. We focus on taking our students through the Karate program alongside academic education. This equation of knowledge successfully molds individuals to become the best versions of themselves and ensures success within society.