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 of traditional Goju Ryu without politics.

In Australia:

Sensei Ravey became 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, who became the TOGKA treasurer,

Terry Lyon, 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.

In France:

Sensei Gavin Hall (formally of Sheffield, England) became the representative of France.

In England:

Sensei Kenny Allen (from Chesterfield) became the representative of England.

The TOGKA continued strongly in Australia, England and France for several years, before welcoming the addition of dojos in Tanzania and India who wanted to join the non-profit organisaton.

In 2010 Sensei Ravey gave Simon Golland permission to promote and grow the association internationally.