Taniguchi-Ha Goju-Ryu Brazil
The first true Karate Sensei Richard Salmon, founder of the Budo-Ryu Karate System, studied with, was Sensei Akira Taniguchi, then a 5th Dan Goju- Ryu. He met and studied with him first in South Africa in 1962 during a visit by the Sensei, and he then traveled to Brazil to take part in a few months of concentrated training for the first time, in one system only, with this Sensei at his new Headquarters, the Academy-Mei Bukan in the Japanese community in Sao Paulo, and in the mountains of Curitiba. At the end of his training in Brazil, he received the rank of 2nd Dan Black Belt from Taniguchi Sensei in the Goju Ryu style. Master AKIRA TANIGUCHI, a Senior student of Sumihiko Funatsu, was responsible for the deployment of Goju-Ryu in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. read more
TANIGUCHI-HA AND BUDO-RYU FOUND EACH OTHER THROUGH AKIRA TANIGUCHI
THE FOLLOWING OUTSTANDING MARTIAL ARTISTS ARE RECIPIENTS of THE BRI LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FOR THEIR OUTSTANDING SERVICE TO THE MARTIAL ARTS IN THE TRUE SPIRIT OF BUSHIDO, WHILST LIVING AND SERVING WITHIN THE CONFINES OF THE BRI KUN.
Sensei Arthur, 7th Dan, Goju-Ryu Acm Dojo, recipient of Budo-Ryu International Lifetime Achievement, issued by Richard Salmon Dai-Hanshi in 2011
Sensei Roberto Nunes Padilla 6th Dan, Goju-Ryu Karate, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, recipient of Budo-Ryu International Lifetime Achievement, issued by Richard Salmon Dai-Hanshi in 2011