World Vice Chief Instructor

Sensei Ernie Molyneux

IOGKF ENGLAND

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.

A MASTER OF KARATE

Sensei Ernie has formally been presented with the status of Shihan (Master) by Higaonna Sensei.

8th DEGREE BLACK BELT

Sensei was awarded this grade in 2012 by Supreme Master, Sensei Morio Higaonna in Okinawa.

WORLD CHAMPION

Sensei Ernie is a former European champion as well as a former IOGKF World Champion.

EFFECTIVE TRADITIONAL KARATE