Director name: Allahverdiyev Tanrıverdi Əslan oğlu
Address: Bakı şəhəri, Ə.Kürçaylı küş 2d AZ-1000
Phone: (050) 317-76-73, (055) 685-75-05
E-mail: gojuryuaz@gmail.com
Website: http://gojuryu.az

Azerbaijan Goju-Ryu Okinawa Karate-Do and Kobu-Do Federation

Azerbaijan Goju-Ryu Okinawa Karate-Do and Kobu-Do Federation

BOARD MEMBERS

  1. President of the Federation - Allahverdiyev Tarverdi Aflan oglu
  2. Vice-President of the Federation - Ilham Madatov
  3. Vice-President of the Federation - Gurbanov Firudin Isa oglu 
  4. Vice-President of the Federation - Huseynaliyev Firdovsi Imran oglu
  5. Vice-President of the Federation - Haziyev Vugar Hazi oglu
  6. The head of the international department – Aliyev Vahid Hajiagha oglu
  7. General Secretary - Khalilov Vidadi Nizami oglu
  8. Secretary - Huseynov Parviz Shahin oglu
  9. Chief referee - Abbasov Aligulu Feyruz oglu
  10. Referee - Mastiyev Samir Baylar oglu
  11. Head coach (teenagers, juniors and men) - Allahverdiyev Tarverdi Aflan oglu
  12. Coach (men) - Huseynov Mehman Abdulhamid oglu
  13. Coach (juniors) - Hazili Mushviq Vugar oglu
  14. Coach (teenagers) - Dadashov Aydin Tofig oglu

BRIEF HISTORY OF GOJU-RYU KARATE-DO

In 1675, the great master Sensei Higaonna Kanryo went to the Chinese Fukien province to learn Chinese Kenpo martial art. Sensei Higaonna Kanryo had lived and studied martial arts in China for 15 years.

The founder of Karate-Do Goju-Ryu, Sensei Miyagi Chojun lived in (1888-1953). Sensei Miyagi Chojun took the "Goju-ryu" name meaning "hard and soft" in accordance with the traditional Chinese Kenpo. Sensei Miyagi was one of the first Masters of various karate schools who gave the name to his own martial art. In 1946, a year after the end of the war he became director of the Okinawa National Education Association and began teaching karate at the police academy.

The name of Goju-Ryu Karate-Do which has come from the Japan's Okinawa island is Japanese version of Heaven and Earth ("kenkon"). "Ken" means Heaven, and "Kon" means Earth. Heaven is shown as round and earth as square, which symbolises the vastness of heaven and earth. The Heaven corresponds to softness, and the Earth to hardness. The badge expresses the harmony of hardness and softness in nature ...heaven and earth. 

The meaning of Goju-Ryu id directly associated with the badge. Thus, Go means hard, and Ju means soft.

SPORTS REPRESENTED AND PROMOTED BY THE FEDERATION

Goju-Ryu, Karate-Do, Kenpo-Ryu, Kobu-Do (armed and unarmed self-defense)