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October 1953

After the sudden passing Gojuryu founder Chojun Miyagi Sensei, in accordance to Miyagi Sensei's wishes, in December 1953, Eichi Miyazato Sensei began teaching at Chojun Miyagi Sensei's Garden Dojo (Tsuboya, Naha City).


8 December 1955

Budo Festival held at Naha Theater in memory of the Gojuryu Founder Choujun Miyagi.


June 1956

Jundokan was located at the site upon which it now stands in Asato, Naha City.


8 October 1962

The sculptured bust of Chojun Miyagi sensei was placed in the Police Gymnasium and a Budo demonstration was held to mark the 10th anniversary of Chojun Miyagi Sensei's passing.


October 1969

The Okinawa Gojuryu Karate-do Kyokai was established with the Jundokan as the head dojo.



The Jundokan rebuilt of concrete and steel constructed on an adjacent site (the present location).


20 March 1988

Budo Festival held at Oroku HIgh School to commemorate the 35th anniversary of the founding of Jundokan.


25 July 1993

Budo Festival held at Naha Citizen's Gymnasium to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the founding of Jundokan.


11 December 1999

Dojo founder Eichi Miyazato Sensei passes away


29 July 2002

Memorial Budo Festival held at the Okinawa Prefectural Budokan to mark the 3rd year since the passing of Eichi MIyazato Sensei.


24 August 2003

Budo Festival held at Naha Citizen's Gymnasium to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the founding of Jundokan.


August 2004

With the stepping down of Koshin Iha Sensei as the chairman of the Okinawa Gojuryu Karate-do Kyokai, the Jundokan separated from the Kyokai and founded the Okinawa Gojuryu Karate-do So Honbu Jundokan.





The Path of Eiichi Miyazato

July 5, 1922 - December 11, 1999


Date of Birth:

July 5, 1922 Higashi-machi, Naha

2.Karate Training:




Introduced the rudiments of Karate by his father


Became Chojun Miyagi Sensei’s student


Entered the Ryukyu Police Department by Chojun Miyagi Sensei’s
recommendation. Proceeded to instruct at the then Ryukyu Police Academy Training Hall as assistant instructor (to Miyagi Sensei)


Upon the death of the Teacher (Miyagi Sensei), was appointed to instruct Karate, Judo and arrest techniques at the academy as well as instruct at Miyagi Sensei’s dojo


Karate dojo,

JUNDOKAN was established in Asato, Naha


Re-built the dojo on

property next door (the present location)


Retired from the Ryukyu

Police Department

3.Rank Grading:







September 8, 1979: Hanshi,
All Japan Karate-do Federation


March 20, 1988: Hanshi, 10th Dan,
Okinawa Goju Ryu Karate-do Kyokai




May 1, 1981: 7th Dan Nippon Kodokan


December 10, 1999: 8th Dan Nippon Kodokan

4. Major Offices:

Okinawa Goju Ryu Karate-do Kyokai, Chairman
(1969 – the year of his death )


Okinawa Prefecture Karate-do Federation, Director (1981-1990)
“ “ Chairman
(1991- the year of his death )


Okinawa Prefecture Judo Federation, Director (1955 - 1962)
“ “ Vice-Chairman (1962 - 1989)
“ “ Advisor
(1989 - the year of his death)

5. Instructed in the following countries:


USA, Canada, France, Spain, China, Korea, Taiwan, others



6. Awards:



1984, May:

Kodokan, Official Commendation

1994, January:

Nihon Budo Kyogikai, Commendation for Distinguished

1994, December:

Okinawa Judo Federation, Official Commendation

1995, January:

Okinawa Athletic Organization, Letter of Commendation

1996, May:

Naha City, Letter of Recognition for Services to Naha City

1998, October:

Official Commendation by the Ministry of Education,

1999, December:

Conferment of a rank Ju seven



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