That all present were silent and no one dared to mention any names to support and / or reject the proposal made by Yagi Meitoku.16 That given the silence of all attendants and tense atmosphere that developed there in the following minutes, Madanbashi Keiyo sensei proposed to call anyone in the family of Miyagi Chojun sensei in order to know if in the privacy of their home, he had expressed any special preference to some of his disciples. That Keiko's proposal was welcomed and they called the Miyagi Ken, second son of Miyagi sensei, to serve as a support.17 Miyagi Ken expressed that his father had said several times, that he thought he could trust Miyazato Ei'Ichi to conduct the training at his dojo in the remote case of moving to mainland Japan or any other land.18 That because of this statement, Nakaima sensei asked to all present if there were any objections to the ability of Miyazato sensei; That in response to this question he only received an enthusiastic and strong applause. In response, the Nakaima sensei said, "I do not think there is a better answer," following this more and more applause was heard. From all the preceding paragraphs it follows that: Miyagi Chojun sensei's successor, elected by majority consensus of the more advanced students, proved to be Miyazato Ei'ichi sensei; As the author confirmed in two opportunities while visiting Okinawa searching for information, there are many Okinawans who suggest that this silence was born due to fear or psychological or emotional dependence that had taken hold of all those present because of the power and influence of the police academy, where the instructor of Judo, Goju Ryu Karate and self-defense was Ei'ichi Miyazato So far there has been suitably established why has not resulted Takashi Miyagi's opinion, the eldest son of Chojun Miyagi Sensei. But we can say that during the hostilities of the war, Miyagi Takashi was in the Philippines and was severely wounded and his rehabilitation process was long. The doctors applied daily therapy and this prevented him from returning to Okinawa. In mid-1952 father and son communicated by letters and decided to gather in Tokyo. Miyagi was waiting to travel to meet with his son, but died suddenly and could not make this meeting. Miyagi Takashi was a man of reflective thinking, objective, pragmatic and cold, and military career, and perhaps reacting a bit emotional, Takashi stayed in Tokyo away entirely from people that was vying for leadership of his father's dojo in Okinawa. Although in our material and respondents did not specify whether Miyagi and his son had spoken about the apparently distant, but inexorable time of his death and the implications for the family of Goju ryu.
That all other senseis mentioned are owners of large and undeniable knowledge of Goju ryu taught by sensei Miyagi, though perhaps with certain interpretations of a personal nature and not exactly the way it was taught by him in 1953.
Has not been able to pinpoint the reason why at that meeting was not called, "timely", the eldest son of Miyagi Chojun sensei, Miyagi Takashi (1919 - 2008.), to express their views about the matter. P) If we assume that, according to Japanese tradition, Miyagi Chojun's sensei successor should be the oldest child, we would decide by Miyagi Takashi (Kei), as he received extensive teachings directly from his strict father and founded his own dojo called "Komeikan" in Tokyo. Accepting Miyazato Ei'Ichi sensei as the successor of Miyagi Chojun sensei, and the fact that Miyazato passed away on December 11, 1999, we should support the thesis that Iha Koshin21, Hichiya Yoshio, Yasuda Tetsunosuke, Minei Nankoh and Teruya Koei are the current heirs of Goju Ryu Karate-Do. According to the labor deployed by sensei as: Higaonna Morio, Chinen Teruo, Yagi Meitetsu, Yagi Meitatsu, Taira Masaji (photo), Mirakian Anthony, Merriman Chuck, Yasuda Tetsunosuke, Hichiya Yoshio, Sakamoto Tameyoshi, Hokama Tetsuhiro, Uchiage Takeshi, Yamaguchi Goshi, Akamine Yoshikata, Kanei Katsuyoshi, among others, in favor of expanding the teaching of Goju Ryu throughout the Western Hemisphere, we need to honor each of them as leaders of the legacy of Chojun Miyagi. Meitoku Yagi initiated the practice of Goju Ryu under Miyagi Chojun sensei in 1925, and Miyazato Ei'ichi began training with Miyagi in 1935. Although Takashi was residing at that time in Tokyo, according to Japanese tradition, the eldest son should inherit all the rights of his father. In research done in Okinawa (1991, 2001), the author was warned that many who were present at the meeting kept a closer friendship with Miyazato sensei than with Yagi sensei. According to sources that were around the same age of Miyazato sensei, they admired him for his competitive accomplishments and / or perhaps they showed some psychological dependence for the teacher, derived from the position of coach of self defense training that he lead at the police department. In his book "Seito Karatedo Goju Ryu" published in Japanese in 1968, the preamble notes that "in 1953 Takashi Miyagi went to take the place of head of the Miyagi family." Obviously, the law states that children inherit their parents and even in a society like Japan, so we support the thesis that Takashi had to be owner of all martial art heritage, material and intellectual left by his father. Takayoshi Alvarez has a copy of this book and other Takashi Miyagi published in 1972 and which reaffirms their inherent right. As Miyagi Toru is Miyagi Takashi’s son and his legal successor; Toru could be one of the current heirs to the Goju Ryu Karate-Do worldwide. Iha Koshin sensei passes away on Tuesday, February 28, 2012, in Naha, Okinawa, Japan. 50 Years of Soke Sakamoto Tameyoshi Teaching experience.
Additionally by the time Miyazato started his workouts under Miyagi's wings could not have received too much direct teachings from him because he was traveling a lot (China, Hawaii, mainland Japan, etc.). During 1936 Miyazato was devoted more to practice judo with the local teacher named Itokazu Shoko22; on the other hand and at the same time Yagi remained training Goju ryu. This leads us to bow by Yagi Meitoku as the heir of Okinawa goju ryu at that time. Yagi Meitoku sensei was also Yamaguchi Gogen’s senpai. In 1928 Chojun Miyagi visited Japan and Yamaguchi Gogen meets him. In 1937, Miyagi visited mainland Japan and before his departure back to Okinawa, confided to Yamaguchi the great task of being in charge of dissemination and development of Goju-Ryu Karate-do in Japanese territory. Yamaguchi 23 continued his relationship with Miyagi through visits to Okinawa and after Miyagi's death; Yamaguchi learned most of the kata of Goju-Ryu from Yagi Meitoku sensei. Viewing and analyzing the process of worldwide expansion that has taken Goju Ryu after Chojun Miyagi Sensei's death and investigate the training methods that have been introduced and popularized by several teachers of different nationalities, to learn this style of karate would have to admit that the legacy of Miyagi sensei "does not belong exclusively to any of the students in particular"; that heritage belongs to all who put heart, mind and willingness to follow and imitate the continual quest for physical, mental and spiritual development, shown us by Chojun Miyagi Sensei to live in a better world. Those who do so will perpetuate the culture, art, philosophy, lifestyle and ideals of the founder of Goju ryu, to be properly transmitted to future generations of students, lovers and / or practitioners, regardless of their origins, their races, ideologies or religions. This will be a great and necessary contribution for the benefit of our societies and the best action we could do to honor the memory of Chojun Miyagi Sensei. Such a process will emulate the precepts and / or commands taught by God to all human beings through all different religions and prophets. We emphasize sincere and firm belief that all human beings are created equal, therefore, should have the inherent right to pursue goals that are of particular pleasure.
Thanks to this teacher's teaching and his great skill, Miyazato became champion of that art in Okinawa and in the all Japanese Police championship.
The logic isvital that everyone do that without changing the actual historical sequence of events. Many are those who, even with excess capacity and merit, have made the mistake of wanting to minimize the ability of some classmates (and / or their own students) have invented stories and events, have misrepresented the facts, told truths in half, and have used paid media to try to appropriate allegorical positions, usurpation of other rights, and pursuing illusory monetary rewards.
The one who is writing believes that these activities are due more to the ambition of creating an international monopoly, than a sincere desire to preserve intact the teachings of Miyagi sensei. Today most Okinawan Goju Ryu instructors in the West placed a blindfold over his eyes and support this tragicomedy, acting according to the famous Spanish saying;
"There is no one blinder than the one who does not want to see."On the other hand, the same blind by choice, selfishly promote their schools as if they were a singular race, forgetting that "the one who wants to be called great must to begin with not to dispute the glory of others.24 The one, who do not dispute the glory of others, earns the right to enjoy their own. The baseless boasting is evil and brings many calamities. Those who act this way can be labeled as "spiritually disabled" and would be healthy to strive to understand that:
“The tongue is a little member, and boasts great things"25