Iha Koshin Hanshi 伊波庫進
(November 24, 1925  - )

Biography of Koshin Iha Sensei



Date of birth: November 24, 1925 Naha

Karate training:
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

Rank Grading:
1993 Hanshi, 10th Dan – Okinawa Gojuryu Karatedo Kyokai

Major Offices:
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
       (Myo Kaichô)

Awards:
2000 Okinawa Prefecture’s Teacher for the Budo preservation.


Information and photo is from Andrea Guarelli (Jundokan Italia)
www.junshinkan.it