Minoru Higa - Presidency of The Kyudokan

Presidency of The Kyudokan

As he was Vice-President of the Okinawa Kyudokan karate-do Federation, Minoru Higa decided to devote himself more fully to the growth of the school, and following the death of Yuchoku Higa, he himself became president of the World Okinawan Shōrin-ryū Kyudokan karate-do Federation, an office he holds to this day.

As well as being a prominent entrepreneur and world representative of the Kyudokan school, Minoru Higa is a committee-member for the Okinawan Karatedo and Kobudo Federation, vice-president of the Ryukyu Kobudo Ryu Kon Kai Association, chief committee-member of the Okinawa Bodybuilding Association, a member and referee for the Japanese Bodybuilding Federation, and a member and referee for the Japanese Powerlifting Association.

In November 1998 he visited Italy for the first time as a guest of honour, accompanied by other eminent masters, in order to preside over and contribute, with displays and training sessions, to the international competitions of Shōrin-ryū Kyudōkan Karatedo, hosted in Palermo by the Italian affiliate of the school.

In April 2010 he was invited by Kyoshi 7 th dan Patrick Rault (Kyudokan France www.kyudokan.fr ) to France to lead seminars in Paris and Canet en Roussillon, he also participated to the Famous Budo demonstration called Paris Bercy and shown the Kata Jyon, his wife Noriko demonstrated a famous Okinawan traditional dance, a group of Kyudokan members composed of people from Germany, Poland, USA and France demonstrated Neihanshi Shodan.

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