Koshin Hanshi 伊波庫進
of Koshin Iha Sensei
Date of birth: November 24, 1925 Naha
1939 Became a Chojun Miyagi Sensei’s student
1953 Upon the death of his Teacher (Miyagi Sensei), became
assistant of Eiichi Miyazato Sensei
at Miyagi Sensei’s dojo
(at his house garden).
1957 Assistant of Miyazato Sensei at Jundokan, this year established
in Asato, Naha.
1969 With other Goju-ryu teacher he establish the Okinawa Gojuryu
Karatedo Kyokai (Okinawa Goju-ryu
Karatedo Association). He
was elected Vice-Chairman.
1971 Open his own dojo, Seidokan, in Tomari district of Naha city.
1978 In Miyazato’s book, “Okinawaden Gojuryu Karatedo”, he shows
the kata Suparinpei.
1995 Give seminars in Europe.
from left Koshin Iha, Ei´ichi Miyazato and a student
in the old Jundokan in 1957
1993 Hanshi, 10th Dan – Okinawa Gojuryu Karatedo Kyokai
1969-1999 Okinawa Goju Ryu Karate-do Kyokai, Vice-Chairman
1993 All Japan Karate-do Federation (Goju style), Advisor
2000 Okinawa Prefecture Karatedo Federation, Director
2000-2004 Okinawa Goju Ryu Karate-do Kyokai, Chairman
2004 Okinawa Goju Ryu Karate-do Kyokai, Honorary Chairman
2000 Okinawa Prefecture’s Teacher for the Budo preservation.