Who are we?

The GKI was formed by Shihan James Rousseau (9th Dan) and Shihan Len Sim (8th Dan) in 1993 and is a non-profit making organisation that is dedicated to the promotion and teaching of classical and traditional Goju Ryu Karate Do based on the ideas of Chojun Miyagi, the founder of Goju Ryu. The GKI conducts regular lectures, seminars and special courses for all students as well as a continuous training programmes for instructors. Instructors have to conform to the highest standards, as set by the organisation and are assessed on an ongoing basis. 

Please read the below carefully!

Before applying for a licence ensure you have the below to hand: 

  • Previous Licence Expiry Date
  • Your Membership Number (Located on top left of slip)
  • A valid Email Address


If you are a current member of the GKI, are looking to renew your licence and know the above information Please Click Here


If you are new to the GKI and have never applied for a GKI Licence you will need to create an account in order to recieve your membership number which you will need when applying for your licence. If you have lost your slip or cannot remember your membership number, then please choose this option and create a new account. Please Click Here 


If you are a family, each member will need an account. The Same email address can be used for all accounts

What does an account give you acces to?


  • Membership Number (Which is used when renewing and creating a new licence)
  • Full audit of previous licences the GKI currently holds record of

Upcoming Events

October - Black and Brown Belt Training

Begin: 2017-10-15, 14:00

Annual GKI National Competition

Begin: 2017-10-21, 09:00

GKI Winter Gasshuku - Birmingham

Begin: 2017-11-09, 18:00
All events

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