Shigetoshi Senaha Sensei 9th Dan
琉 翔 会 会 長 :: 重敏瀬名波先生九段
Shigetoshi Senaha Sensei spent over four decades as a student of the well renowned and leading Goju Ryu Karate Teacher, Meitoku Yagi Sensei of the Meibukan Dojo, whilst also being his Teachers Dojo Sempai.
To date Senaha Sensei is the Kai Cho of the Ryusyokai Okinawa Goju Ryu Karate, that is based in Tomigusuku, Okinawa.
The Ryusyokai is a system of Traditional Okinawan Goju Ryu Karate as well as a group of affiliate Dojos around the World.
The purpose of Ryusyokai is to share and preserve the true ways and training methods of Traditional Okinawan Goju Ryu Karate, and to promote loyalty, honour, and respect.
Students of Senaha Sensei and the Ryusyokai are varied and individuals under his guidance. From the base of Ryusyokai Okinawa Goju Ryu, training at the highest levels will be achieved in the study of Okinawan Karate or Kobu Jutsu, together with the rarely seen and Older training methods of Okinawan Ti.
Historical Note :: Meitoku Yagi Sensei tried and wished to award Senaha Sensei his 10th Dan in Goju Ryu Karate. But, Senaha Sensei refused, feeling that he still had so much to learn in Karate, plus respectful feelings of not wishing to be the same grade as his teacher. To date Sensei still refuses to accept the grade from Renmei in Okinawa, despite the fact that there are many 10th Dan Karate teachers on Okinawa who are his junior, who accept him as their senior.