Traditions Preserved

Sensei Graham Ravey with Sensei Morio Higaonna (UK 1970-1990)

Histroy of The TOGKA

Traditional Okinawan Goju Ryu Karate-do Association

TOGKA is an international association whose character is to promote and preserve Traditional Okinawan Goju Ryu Karate-do, while encouraging friendship and co-operation. Our style is a complete art that is well suited to Self Defence, Fitness, Discipline and Character Development. Founded in 1989 by Sensei Graham Ravey (Pictured Above) the Associations main aim is to promote Traditional Okinawan Goju Ryu Karate-do without politics.

In Australia:

Sensei Ravey became Chief Instructor of the newly formed association along with, Rob Williams, a friend and student who had trained with Sensei Ravey for about 5 years, who became the TOGKA treasurer, Terry Lyon, in Perth Australia, who was also IOGKF, became the first TOGKA 3rd Dan, Michael Leham, a BJC Zen Do Kai black belt from the Gold Coast, Australia, who came to train a few "heavy sessions", also joined the TOGKA, and Don Weir, who had spent several years training in Japan at Yoyogi Dojo with Sensei Ravey.

In France:

Sensei Gavin Hall (formally of Sheffield, England) became the representative of France.

In England:

Sensei Kenny Allen (from Chesterfield) became the representative of England. The TOGKA continued strongly in Australia, England and France for several years, before welcoming the addition of dojos in Tanzania and India who wanted to join the non-profit organisation.

In 2010 Sensei Ravey gave Simon Golland permission to promote and grow the association internationally.

Today the TOGKA has numerous dojos in Australia, England, Tanzania, and France.


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