Higa Seiko & Higa Seikichi Memorial Translated

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First and foremost I would like to give a shout out to Mr. Andy Sloane for sending me these wonderful pictures.

Recently the memorial marker at the Higa family tomb in Shuri was removed.  A few days ago this new one was revealed.  So this post is a translation of the new memorial marker found at the tomb of Higa Seiko and Higa Seikichi.


Gambatte Kudasai!!!
Scot

----TRANSLATION BY SCOT MERTZ----
Kensei (拳聖) Higa Seiko

1898 November 8 - Born in Naha as the second son of Higa Seishu.
1911 – Began training under Higashionna Kanryo at the age of 13, after Higashionna’s death began training with Miyagi Chojun.
1919 – After graduating from Okinawa Fishery College became a primary school teacher, changed professions and became a police officer.
1931 May – Resigned from the police force and opened the Shimoizumi-cho Dojo in Naha City.
1933 – Relocated the Shimoizumi-Cho dojo to Matsushita Town, this dojo was open until 1944.  In 1937 established a dojo in Saipan.  In 1939 established a dojo in Itoman at the Hiroshima University of the Ryukyus located in Okinawa Prefecture.
1940 – Was awarded a [Karatedo Renshi] from the Dai Nippon Butoku Kai.  In March of 1954 was awarded the title of Hanshi.
1956 – Was one of the first directors for the Okinawa Prefecture Karatedo Federation, and in 1960 was the second Kaicho for this group.
1960 – Established the Shodokan Gojuryu Karatedo Hombu, later the same year he established the Gojuryu International Karate and Kobudo Federation and was the first Kaicho of this group.
1966 April 16 – Passed away at the age of 68.

Higa Seikichi
1927 February 10 – Was born in Naha City
1933 February – Began studying under his father Higa Seiko
1960 February – Was awarded the title of Renshi.  In 1965 was awarded the Kyoshi title.  In 1987 was awarded the Hanshi title.
1966 – Became the second Kancho of the Shodokan Dojo.
1976 – Began training in Kobudo under Nakaima Kenko.
1986 through 1998 became the Okinawa Karate Do Renmei Kaicho
1990 through 1996 was the Kaicho of the Gojuryu International Karate Kobudo Federation.
1990 January – Visited Fuzhou China as part of the International Martial Arts Community.
1993 through 1999 was a key component to the Okinawan prefecture Karatedo Federation.
1999 May 13 – Passed away at the age of 73.

2018 October
Gojuryu International Karate Kobudo Federation