Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Promotion Announcement - Gonzalo Ramirez Ortiz

IKGA and JKGA President Goshi Yamaguchi recently returned from Cali, Colombia where he attended the South American Seminar held between September 4th to 15th 2015. It was a great success and Saiko Shihan was happy to share training with all of the members who were able to attend.

Saiko Shihan is happy to announce that at the seminar, Gonzalo Ramirez Ortiz Shihan was promoted to the rank of Hachidan - Kyoshi (8th Dan). Ramirez Kyoshi has served as the Director of the South American Bloc since 2001, and as the Shibucho for Uruguay for many years. He has worked tirelessly to promote Gojukai Karatedo with the help and cooperation of the other South American country directors.

Further, Saiko Shihan has discussed with the Vice-Presidents of IKGA, and they have all agreed that Gonzalo Ramirez Ortiz Shihan will become a Vice-President for IKGA. Over the coming days this website will be updated to reflect Ramirez Shihan's promotion and appointment.

Congratulations on your promotion and appointment as Vice-President Ramirez Shihan! It is certainly well deserved, and a testament to all your work as a leader in IKGA. We look forward to working with you to promote IKGA Karatedo.