Sekō Higa

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In this Japanese name, the family name is "Higa".
Sekō Higa
Born 1898
Naha,  Ryūkyū Kingdom
Died 1966 (aged 67–68)
Style Naha-te
Teacher(s) Higaonna Kanryo, possibly also Chōjun Miyagi
Rank Hanshi[1]
Notable students Seikichi Higa (son), Choboku Takamine, Juei Tamaki (kobudo)

Sekō (Seiko) Higa (比嘉 世幸 Higa Sekō ?, November 8, 1898–April 16, 1966)[2] was a Gojū Ryū karate teacher who was born in Naha.

At age 13 he began to study under Higaonna Kanryō until Higaonna's death 4 years later. He continued his studies with Miyagi Chōjun[2] for 38 years until Miyagi's death. Among Higa's students were Choboku Takamine,[1] his son Seikichi Higa (who carried on his father's dojo in Okinawa),[2] Kanki Izumigawa who spread Goju-Ryu in mainland Japan Kawasaki area, Seiichi Akamine (creator of the Ken-Shin-Kan, spread Karate-do in South America). Seikichi Toguchi (creator of the Shoreikan), Choyu Kiyuna, Seitoku Matayoshi, Seiko Fukuchi (1919-1975), Eiki Kurashita, Zensei Gushiken, Izumi and others that carried on the Goju-ryu Kokusai Karate Kobudo Renmei.


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bishop, Mark (1989). Okinawan Karate. pp. 34–36. ISBN 0-7136-5666-2. 
  2. ^ a b c Hokama, Tetsuhiro (2005). 100 Masters of Okinawan Karate. Okinawa: Ozata Print. pp. 52–53.