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Goju Ryu Karate, originally known as
Naha Te, developed as an empty hand system
of defense derived from ancient techniques
imported to Okinawa from China by
Kanryo Higashionna.

After Higashionna’s death, his senior student
Chojun Miyagi carried on the Naha Te traditions
that have become known as
Goju Ryu.

The Shobukan Martal Arts Center in
Amarillo, Texas traces it’s lineage in
Goju Ryu
karate from Higashionna
to Miyagi, to Miyagi’s senior students
Seiko Higa, Seikichi Toguchi, and Meitoku Yagi,
through their student
Masanobu Shinjo to
Lee Gray, who is one of Master Shinjo’s
senior students.

Karate training in Amarillo at
Shobukan Martial Arts Center
is firmly rooted in the koryu (ancient) traditions of:
hojo undo (supplementary exercises)
kihon waza (foundation skills)
kata (form) and oyo (application)

Persons interested in martial arts training,
and Instructors interested in hosting clinics or
adding a more traditional approach to their
training may contact Sensei Gray by e-mail at:

Martial Arts for Body, Mind and Spirit


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