Made with MAGIX OGKK USA Copyright and Trademarked 1994-2012 All Rights Reserved   The foundation of the association began in the early 1970s, when upon his return from Okinawa, Mr.Natambu C. Bomani opened his first Jundokan dojo in Ithaca, New York. Mr. Bomani was also instrumental in spreading Jundokan Gojuryu through out the United States. He founded many dojos in New York, Washington, Kentucky and Ohio. He has left several yudansha spread across the United States. It was also through his efforts that the first groups of Jundokan / OGKK instructors visited America. Mr. Bomani hosted his instructor Eiichi Miyazato, as well as, Koshin Iha, Tetsunosuke Yasuda, Ryoichi Onaga, Muramatsu and many others over the years. Bomani Sensei was granted Shibu-cho status by Eiichi Miyazato Sensei for his first dojo, in 1971 he was granted permission by Miyazato Sensei to found the Okinawan Gojuryu Karate-do Association Jundokan USA (USOGKK or OGKK USA). Bomani Sensei was the first US-OGKK President and continued in that position until the passing of Miyazato sensei, at which time he was granted pemission to continue the association by Koshin Iha Sensei. Bomani Sensei was also responsible for introducing Jundokan Gojuryu to Tanzania and West Africa.  He established the first ever Goju Ryu karate school in Dar es Salaam in 1973, naming it Tanzania Jundokan and he founded the Tanzania Okinawa Gojuryu Karate Association, later he also founded the West Africa Okinawa Gojuryu Karate-do Kyokai and Ghana Jundokan. Through his efforts he spread gojuryu jundokan and the OGKK to various dojo on two continents.  Before his passing, Bomani Sensei choose Lloyd C. Johnson Sensei as his successor and appointed him as the second president of the association. Mr. Johnson continues to lead the association from his hombu dojo in Kentucky. Mr. Johnson appointed Mike Jones Sensei as the association Vice President. For more information please contact: Kenkyukai Dojo C/O Loyd C. Johnson III 3424 Southern Avenue Louisville, KY 40211-1013