The Higa Family, originally from the island of Okinawa, and belonging to a
Samurai Dynasty, are the present-day representatives of Okinawa
Shorin Ryu Kyudokan Karate-do.
It was the Master Yuchoku Higa, Hanshi 10th Dan, who had the idea for a school
and then ran it, on a world scale, until his death in Okinawa in November, 1994.
Grand Master Minoru Higa, Hanshi 10th Dan, is the present overall worldwide director of
the Kyudokan Federation, which has its headquarters (Hombu dojo) in Naha, Okinawa.
Master Jintatsu Higa, Kyoshi 8th Dan, introduced the school into South America,
and ran it until his passing away.
At present it is Benito Higa, Kyoshi 8th Dan, resident in Buenos Aires,
who is responsible for South America.
His brother, Master Oscar Higa, Hanshi 9th Dan, after teaching karate-do for many
years with his father Jintatsu in South America, eventually became representative
for the school for the whole of America, and in 1988, was appointed World Technical Director
, setting up home in Los Angeles, USA.
At present he is continuing to spread the good name about the activity of the
school in Palermo, where, together with his instructors, he teaches Okinawa Shorin RyuKyudokan Karate-do.
Palermo city has become the central headquarters for the school in Italy and whole Europe.
Sensei, Diego Higa, 4nd Dan son of Hanshi, Oscar Higa lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina and
travels frequently to Italy to receive his father's teaching and to collaborate
with him in spreading the name and fame of the school.
- Higa Family Teachers in Argentina (1977) -
L/R ; Minoru Higa, Oscar Higa, Benito Higa, Jintatsu Higa, Yuchoku Higa
- Higa Family Today -
L/R ; Diego Higa, Benito Higa, Oscar Higa, Minoru Higa, Noriko Higa, Kazue Higa