Shihan Yuzo Goda
Born on March 17, 1940, Shihan Yuzo Goda, Chief Advisor for the IKO Kyokushinkaikan, has been involved in Kyokushin since his late teens. Setting his sights on karate training after graduating high school in April 1959, Shihan Goda became one of the first disciples of Sosai Mastatsu Oyama at the Oyama Dojo in Ikebukuro - the original Kyokushin school and precursor to the IKO Kyokushinkaikan Honbu today.
Shihan Goda was entrusted by Sosai Oyama as Sohonbu-Shihandai (Headquarters Head Instructor) and was assigned to head the Joto Branch in Tokyo in 1976. Sosai Oyama appointed Shihan Goda as the head of the Japanese Branch Chief Committee in 1985 and Shihan Goda has additionally contributed to the development of the Kyokushinkaikan as Branch Chief, Chief Judge and Referee Chairman for the International Karate Organization Tournament Circuit.
International Commmittee Chairman North America and South Pacific
International Committee Member Asia and Middle East
International Committee Member South America