About US

Okinawa Seiden Gojuryu Karate Kobudo Hozokai, is an association that seeks to preserve and promulgate the traditional martial arts of Okinawa. It was founded by C. Michial Jones in 2016 as a means of providing instruction, and certification, in traditional Okinawan Gojuryu Karate and Traditional Okinawan Kobudo. Jones Sensei holds senior grades in Okinawa Karate-do, Okinawa Kobujutsu/Kobudo, Jujutsu and Iaido, having trained in them since 1977. Jones Sensei is assisted in the leadership of the association by an advisory board.

Mission: To preserve and teach the traditional martial arts of Okinawa. We strive to accomplish this in an environment free of intimidation, politics, and other distractors. We further seek to foster a spirit of fellowship and understanding, welcoming all like-minded individuals, regardless of race, gender, ethnic background, religion, national origin, or physical handicap.

Vision: Build healthy minds, bodies, and spirits through the study of traditional martial arts.

Membership/Affiliation: Hozonkai membership is available to any legitimate practitioner of Okinawan martial arts.

1) A central database or directory which can benefit anyone seeking out legitimate traditional Okinawan or Japanese martial arts practitioners and Dojos in their area,and know that if these practitioners are members of the Hozonkai they can be trusted to be legitimate.

2) Existing practitioners can join and become part of the growing “directory” and benefit from the recognition of peers.

For more information please see our Membership page.

Name Explanation:  Okinawa Seiden Gojuryu Karate Kobudo Hozonkai = Okinawa correct and traditional hard soft style empty hand ancient martial arts Preservation Society. In this context Kobudo encompasses any Okinawan (Ryukyu, Matayoshi, Ufuciku, ect.) system of weapons or ancient empty hand art.

The Hozonkai will be ever mindful of its responsibility to follow classic Budo etiquette. It is the essence of traditional Okinawan or Japanese martial arts and the heritage we claim:  Honor, character, integrity and moral values.  Conduct in all things dealing with its members or the public at large will be done with courtesy and respect.