Affiliated to :- World Sansei Koryu Gojuryu Karate-Do,USA

MANNY SAAVEDRA, KAICHO

World Sensei Kokusai Koryu Goju-Ryu Karatedo & Kobudo Organization USA

Manny A. Saavedra is founder of World Sensei Kokusai Koryu Goju-Ryu Karatedo. Saavedra Sensei trained with Peter G. Urban Sensei, receiving his Black Belt under said instructor. Induced into the Global Martial Arts Federation enabled him to travel extensively and study with many high level senior teachers of the art. Beginning in 1979, Saavedra Sensei formed the International Sensei Goju-Ryu Organisation aspiring to continue to develop the Art. Throughout this transformation, Saavedra Sensei sought to apply the accurate, traditional aspects of Naha-te. Although this transformation process was lengthy, it led to the formation of the Kokusai Koryu Gojukai Karatedo. Saavedra Sensei opened his first Dojo in Corona Queens, New York.

In the early 1970’s, he moved to South Florida propagating the ideas that eventually became the cornerstone of the World Sensei KokuSai Goju-Ryu Karate-do Organisation. Since 1779, his organisation has expanded into Venezuela, Chile, Mexico, Spain, Germany, South Africa and the United States of America. Saavedra Sensei has also introduced Karate courses for credit at five major American universities, both the physical and historical aspects. His program at Florida International University was the largest Karate program of its kind in the United States with 700 credit hours per semester for seven years. In addition, he has taught university credit-classes in both Florida and New York. Saavedra is extremely well-versed in multiple manifestations of the Arts, including neo-classical and traditional aspects of Goju-Ryu. He is a researcher, philosopher and a life-long student of Goju-Ryu Karate. He has served as past President and Founder of the International Collegiate Karate Association. Saavedra Sensei has developed many innovative teaching ideas for the mentally and physically challenged student and has expanded his methodology and research for the benefit of the average person. Also for the last 30 years he has promoted the International Silver Cup Championship, an International Karate event bringing some of the top athletes from around the world.

Presently, Saavedra Sensei is a member of the Global Martial Arts Federation, Canton, China; a member in good standing of the World Traditional Karatedo Union, and has written extensively on the Art of Goju-Ryu Karate. His Hombu is located in the United States, South Florida


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