Wednesday, 13 December 2017

IMGKA - Meibukan Gojyu-Ryu Karate

Timeline of Goju-Ryu History

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  • 605: "Ryukyu" first appears the Chinese annals.
  • 1187: King Shunten takes the throne.
  • 1260: Coronation of King Eiso. Zenkan builds Gokuraku Temple.
  • 1296: Mongols attack Okinawa Island.
  • 1350: King Satto takes the throne.
  • 1372: King Satto sends first envoys to Ming China.
  • 1392: First students sent to Ming China to study. 36 families from China immigrate to Kume village Naha, Okinawa. Chinese Boxing is practiced.
  • 1441: Ryukyu supposedly granted to Shimazu Tadakuni by Askikaga Yoshinori.
  • 1458: Conflict between Gosamaru and Amawari.
  • 1467: Grand Library presented by the King of Korea.
  • 1477: The three kingdoms of Okinawa are unified, and the ruler King Sho Shbans the use of weapons all of Okinawa. Devolopment of unarmed combat skyrockets...
  • 1500: Oyake Akahachi uprising.
  • 1531: First volume of the Omoroshoshi complied.
  • 1589: An embassy from Ryukyu received by Hideyoshi at Kyoto.
  • 1591: Hideyoshi sends troops to Korea; levies on Ryukyu for assitance.
  • 1605: Noguni Soukan introduces the sweet potato from China.
  • 1609: The Satsuma clan of Japan invaded Okinawa (Ryukyu Kingdom).
  • 1623: Shinjo Gima introduces sugar refining.
  • 1650: Sho Shokenn (Choshu Haneji) publishes Chuzan Seikan (History of Ryukyu).
  • 1713: "Origins and History of the Ryukyu Kingdom" published.
  • 1719: First Performance of Tamagusku Chokun's "Kumiodori."
  • 1734: Saion publishes the Farmer's Manual.
  • 1853: March 10, Higaonna Kanryo was born. Taught by Master Ryu Ryu Ko (China). Founder fo Naha - Te.
  • 1853: Commodore Perry's Black Ships call Naha.
  • 1872: Ryukyu Kingdom becomes Ryukyu Han (fiefdom).
  • 1879: Abolition of fiefs; creation of Okinawa Prefecture.
  • 1888: Grand Master Sensei Chojun Miyagi is born. He is the founder of Gojyu-Ryu.
  • 1904: Abolition of land allocation system; establishment of private land ownership.
  • 1909: First Prefectural Assembly election.
  • 1912: Dai Sensei Meitoku Yagi is born. Successor of Master Chogun Miyagi's Gojyu-Ryu and the highest ranked authority of the style. First election of lower house Diet members.
  • 1916: Grand Master Higaonna Kanryo dies with Master Chogun Miyagi at his side.
  • 1926: Kazuro Hirozu's The Wandering Ryukyuans provokes uproar.
  • 1930: Master Chogun Miyagi names the style.
  • 1933: Master Chogun Miyagi's Gojyu-Ryu was accepted as part of Japan's martial arts in the Dai Nippon Butoku Kai.
  • 1940: Controversy over use of Okinawa Prefecture.
  • 1944: July 7th, Sensei Meitoku Yagi's first son is born, Meitatsu Yagi.
  • 1945: U.S. Forces land on Okinawa Island. Organized resistance of Japanese forces ends on June 23.
  • 1946: General Mac Arthur separates the administration of Japan and the Southwest Island chain.
  • 1949: Sensei Meitoku Yagi's second son is born, Meitetsu Yagi.
  • 1951: The San Francisco Peace Treaty between Japan and the United States provides for continued American control of Okinawa and Amami.
  • 1952: Establishment of the Government of the Ryukyus. Sensei Meitoku Yagi was given permission to open a Dojo. He is the only student of Sensei Chojun Miyagi to be allowed to, as Sensei Chojun Miyagi dies on October 8th, 1953.
  • 1953: On October 8th, Grand Master Chojun Miyagi dies suddenly.
  • 1963: The family of Master Chojun Miyagi officially appoints Sensei Meitoku Yagi as successor of Okinawan Gojyu-Ryu. Dai Sensei is given his Masters Gi and Obi.
  • 1969: Joint U.S. Japan announcement of Okianawa's reversion to Japan.
  • 1970: Koza Riots.
  • 1972: May 15 - Reversion to Japan.
  • 1973: Special National Athletic Meet (Wakantsu Kokutai) held to commemorate Reversion.
  • 1975: The Okinawa International Ocean Exposition held to commemorate Reversion (July 20: 1975 to Januray 18: 1976).
  • 1976-1991: Grand Master Meitoku Yagi creates and introduces the five Meibuken forms of Meibukan Gojyu-Ryu.
  • 1978: July 30, traffic changed to left-lane driving.
  • 1987: Okinawa holds the 42nd National Athletic Meet (Kaihou Kokutai).
  • 1992: Shurijo Castle Park is opened on November 3. Dai Sensei Meitoku Yagi demonstrates Seipai at the opening.
  • 1993: The 44th National Treet Planting Ceremony (April 25) is held Okinawa.
  • 1995: The Cornerstone of Peace erected memory pf those lost on both sides the Battle of Okinawa.
  • 1996: Dai Sensei celebrates his 85th birthday.
  • 1998: Was the 110th anniversary of the birth of Gojyu-ryu founder Sensei Chojun Miyagi.
  • 1999: Dai Sensei celebrates (Beijyu Tanjobi), his 88th birthday.
  • 2000: Kyushu-Okinawa G8 Summit. Dai Sensei demonstrates for the G8 World Leaders.
  • 2003: On Febuary 7th Master Meitoku Yagi passes away leaving his eldest son and heir Sensei Meitatsu Yagi to carry on his legacy, Meibukan Gojyu-Ryu. Okinawa hosts the 3rd Pacific Islands Summit.
  • 2012: IMGKA (Kokusai Meibukan Goju-ryu Karate-do Renmei) celebrates YAGI, Meitoku Sensei's 100 year celebration!!!