History of the TOGKA
In 1989 after Sensei Ravey's departure from the IOGKF, he established the Traditional Okinawan Goju Ryu Karate-do Association (TOGKA) with a purpose to preserve the pure form ofÂ traditional Goju Ryu without politics.
Sensei RaveyÂ becameÂ Chief Instructor of the newly formed association along with,
Rob Williams, a friend and student who had trained with Sensei Ravey for about 5 years,Â whoÂ became the TOGKA treasurer,
Terry Lyon,Â in Perth Australia, who was also IOGKF, became the first TOGKA 3rd Dan,
Michael Leham, a BJC Zen Do Kai black belt from the Gold Coast, Australia, who came to train a few "heavy sessions", also joined the TOGKA, and
Don Weir, who had spent several years training in Japan at Yoyogi Dojo with Sensei Ravey.
Sensei Gavin HallÂ (formally of Sheffield, England) became the representative of France.
Sensei Kenny AllenÂ (from Chesterfield) became the representative of England.
The TOGKA continued strongly in Australia, England and France forÂ several years, before welcoming the addition of dojos in Tanzania and India who wanted to join the non-profit organisaton.
In 2010 Sensei RaveyÂ gaveÂ Simon GollandÂ permission to promoteÂ and grow the associationÂ internationally.
TodayÂ theÂ TOGKAÂ has numerous dojos in Australia, England, Tanzania, and France.