Gonnohyoe Yamamoto

Master Yamamoto was born in Tokyo in 1938 and began his study in Karate with Master Yamaguchi in 1952 at the age of 14. In 1962, at the age of 24 he obtained his 5th Dan (Godan) when he accompanied Gosei Yamaguchi (Master Yamaguchi’s son) to the United States in order to promote Goju-Ryu Karate.

After returning from the united States, he visited nerous countries in order to help coach instructors and further promote Goju-ryu. In 1967 at the age of 29 he won the free style tournament at the first all schools Karate championships. On the 19th April 2003, Master Yamamoto opened the Kanda Renseikan school in Tokyo which also acts as the administrative school of the International Karate Organisation (IKO).

Master Yamamoto is now a director of the Kanda Renseikan and devotes himself to coaching high-ranked black belt holders and to direct mental training for young disciples of Goju-Ryu.

Gonnohyoe Yamamoto

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