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Praising monument of masters Higa Seko & Higa Seikichi

ヒガ セコウ・ヒガ セイキチケンショウヒ

Southern area
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This stele is dedicated to Higa Seko sensei, student of the forefather of Nahate Higaonna Kanryō and the founder of Gōjū-ryū, Miyagi Chōjun. The monument also praises his son, Higa Seikichi sensei. The monument is located in the courtyard of the grave of the Higa family.
Master Higa Seko was born in 1898 and studied under Higaonnna from 1911. After that, he also studied with Miyagi. From 1931 he opened various dōjō in several locations and instructed karate. In 1960 he founded the Gōjū-ryū International Karate and Kobudō Federation. He passed away in 1966.
His son Higa Seikichi was born in 1927. He studied under his father and served as chairman of the said Federation in 1990. He died in 1999.

Basic information

Name Praising monument of masters Higa Seko & Higa Seikichi (ヒガ セコウ・ヒガ セイキチケンショウヒ)
Address 〒902-0078  4-16 Shikina, Naha City, Okinawa, Okinawa
Remarks In the surroundings: Yagi family tomb and Meibukan “Onmyo zai renshin” stele, and the tomb and funeral plate of Toguchi Seikichi.


Access Five minutes walk from the Shikina royal garden.


  • Unless there is a karate-related plaque or monument at a master's grave, we don't introduce it here. If you would like to visit a particular grave, ask your instructor yourself.
  • Some of the monuments listed on this site are located in family graveyards. Please be quiet and respectful when visiting. Also, when a monument is located on a private property, you need to obtain the consent of the family before visiting. Furthermore, do not offer incense sticks at the grave without the consent of your family, sit on the wall of the site to rest, or perform a demonstration.
  • Please make sure to keep the above sites or the honoring monuments clean by taking your garbage home with you. It is ideal if you can make the place cleaner than before your visit.