CFA Magazine Seminars
Goju Ryu

May 3rd-5th 2019

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Higaonna Sensei and Kuramoto Sensei teaching a CFA Seminar class at the Higaonna Dojo, Naha, Okinawa, Japan.

Tenchi Goju Ryu Dojo/Martial Arts Center

3975 Ruby Drive Varnell GA 30756 USA



Okinawan Goju Ryu Karate Seminars May 3rd - 5th 2019.

Kuramoto Sensei from the Higaonna Dojo in Naha, Okinawa.

About Kuramoto Sensei:
Masakazu Kuramoto Sensei is a retired senior civil servant who has made Okinawan Goju Ryu karate the study of a lifetime. A student of Morio Higaonna Sensei for more than 2 decades, he currently instructs at the Higaonna Dojo in Naha Okinawa, where he is one of the two senior instructors, the other being Uehara Sensei. He is noted for the quality of his technique, his superb physical condition and his dedication to Okinawan Goju Ryu Karate. As a result he if often delegated to replace Higaonna Sensei for overseas teaching assignments when the latter is not available.

Kuramoto has taught at our events CFA Seminars in Okinawa at the Prefectural Budokan and the Higaonna Dojo since 2009, and is very popular with our members. He teaches with accuracy and discipline while exhibiting a strong sense of humor. Technically superb, he has enormous energy and strength due to his intense personal training regime



Our events are designed to make world class instruction available to all karate exponents in North America seeking a higher level of knowledge. All classes are taught by highly respected, experienced, and technically superb instructors whose teaching is truly inspirational. We include Q&A sessions at designated times so that our members can discuss their training and the technical aspects of karate freely with their instructors.

These seminars are sanctioned by the
Karate Do Kenkyukai Public Educational Foundation,
[Not-for-Profit IRS 501(c)(3)] and each segment earns
10 units towards Level A Certification. (
They are open to all styles, all associations, and all levels of ability and experience. You are now able to train with the best in the world, in an atmosphere of cooperation, comradeship, and mutual benefit!

Tenchi Goju Ryu Dojo/Martial Arts Center is a state-of-the-art, purpose build, 11,000 sq.ft. facility made up of two large dojo, a smaller dojo for private tuition, study areas, lounges, changing rooms and reception.

The high ceiling and wooden floor of the Higaonna dojo make it particularly suitable for Kobudo training, while the Miyagi dojo’s matted floor lends itself to studying the applications of kata that involved, throwing, take-downs, joint locks, etc.

The facility is new, professionally run, and immaculately clean and there is ample parking in the dojo’s own lot. Modeled on the Okinawan Prefectural Budokan in Onoyama Koen, Naha City, Okinawa, it has every amenity that the serious martial artist could need or want.



Please register in advance and pay your tuition fees using the Dragon Associates Inc. shopping cart. Your reservation will be confirmed when we receive your full payment. Please wear a standard type karate uniform for training, and be warmed up and ready before classes start.

Training is intense, and features active, detailed, instruction. It is the policy of the Karate Do Kenkyukai in its seminars in Japan and elsewhere, to teach attendees how and what to learn, rather than just repeat standard techniques. In this way we hope that you will leave us with a much greater understanding of the best path to your personal karate goals.

May 3rd - 5th 2019
General Training
10:00AM - 12:00 PM / 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Tuition for karate training May 3 - 5 (six seminars)

Reservation made before March 31st 2019, $290.00

Reservation made after March 31st 2019, $315.00

Sayonara Dinner with the instructors
(for seminar attendees and their partners only). $25

Please complete the application form, then go to the shopping cart (Dragon Associates Inc.) to pay for your tuition with a major credit card, PayPal, etc.

Our event hotel for the Tenchi Martial Arts Center 2019 seminars in Dalton, GA, will be the Hilton Garden Inn, 879 College Drive, Dalton, Georgia, 30720, USA
TEL: +1-706-529-6000 FAX: +1-706-529-6001

This is an excellent hotel, located close to all amenities, that our members have enjoyed in the past, and where the CFA staff and instructors will also be staying.

For the period May 1st - May 6th, our members will be offered the special rate of $123 per night (a hotel room with one king or two queen beds) if they identify themselves as “CFA Karate Seminars 2019” attendees.

Please make sure that your reservations are finalized (reserved and paid for) at special rate by April 1, 2019.


Since their inception, the Classical Fighting Arts magazine Spring Karate Seminars have been taught by the following instructors: Morio Higaonna Sensei, Goju Ryu 10th Dan Hanshi, (Living Intangible Cultural Asset of Karate, 2013); Seisho Itokazu Sensei, Uechi Ryu 10th Dan; Yoshio Kuba Sensei, Goju Ryu 10th Dan Hanshi; Zenpo Shimabukuro Sensei, Shorin Ryu (Seibukan),10th Dan Hanshi; Tsuyoshi Uechi Sensei, Isshin Ryu 8th Dan; Kunio Uehara, Shorin Ryu 8th Dan.

Hosted by Mickey Brock, the creator and owner of the Tenchi Dojo, and organized by Okinawa Goodwill Ambassador, David Chambers, the last two events in the series were officially recognized and supported by the Okinawan Prefectural Government.

Application Form

Complete the application form, check the box to confirm that you
agree with our Terms & Conditions, and submit the form.

Then, using our shopping cart, purchase your reservation.

Okinawan Goju Ryu Karate Seminars
Kuramoto Sensei from the Higaonna Dojo in Naha, Okinawa.

Orders will be processed by Dragon Associates Inc.


Sayonara Dinner (for seminar attendees only):



2019 Seminar Instructor

Higaonna Sensei and Kuramoto Sensei teaching a CFA Seminar class at the Okinawa Prefectural Budokan.




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