Sensei Ernie Molynex began his martial arts training in the early seventies. He became a student of one of the founding fathers of IOGKF. He met Higaonna Sensei before the foundation of IOGKF itself and has been a student of this Master ever since. Sensei Ernie has an impressive tournament record becoming both a European and World Champion. Today Sensei Ernie is head of the English Goju-ryu Karate Association (EGKA) and teaches out of his Dojo in Bournemouth, England. He travels to Okinawa, Japan twice a year to train with Master Higaonna as well as teaching several International Gasshuku in rotating countries. His vast experience makes him a vital addition to this Gasshuku and also the best person to run the IOGKF World Kata Tournament.