Belgium Tour 2022 14-23 July
This tour was a great success with 28 of our South African members travelling to attend the 35th International karate do Goju Kai European Camp hosted by Belgium and organised by Joachim van Opstal Shihan who made a sterling effort in bringing our African and European Goju Kai family together for training under Saiko Shihan Goshi Yamaguchi (Son of our founder Gogen Yamaguchi Kaiso) , Ingo de Jong Hanshi and Peter Brandon Hanshi.
Saiko shihan was teaching on a big screen via zoom as the management of I.K.G.A. was not prepared to take a chance of Saiko Shihan travelling because of covid.
All members trained incredibly hard and a grading was attended by members grading up to Rokudan 6th Dan.
Friendships formed because of the hard work of Saiko Shihan now 80 years of age and the loyal Continental Directors appointed nearly 40 years ago by Gogen Yamaguchi himself was incredibly special to witness.
Gogen Kaiso would have been enormously proud of the loyalty of his son and the two Directors from Africa and Europe that still work everyday as the only true organisation that functions under Gogen Yamaguchi’s last will and testament.
Ingo de Jong Hanshi and Peter Brandon Hanshi continues working under Gogen Kaiso’s direct bloodline of sons and grandson.