We are pleased to welcome Germany as our latest member of the Goju-Ryu Karate-Do Kyokai. The new GGK Director of Germany will be Mr. Andreas Salchow, of Shinte Karate (shinte.org), located in Hohenthann, Germany.
Mr. Salchow's education as a karate-ka began in 1976 in Kyokushin Karate in Landshut under the direction of Grandmaster J. D. Eisheuer and Grandmaster Prof. Jon Bluming. In addition he has trained under and attended seminars conducted by Grandmaster Masutatsu Oyama (Kyokushin), Grandmaster Miyahira Katsuya (Shorin-ryu), Grandmaster Morio Higaonna (Goju-Ryu), Grandmaster Fritz Nöpel (Goju-Ryu), Grandmaster Jamal Measara (Shorin-Ryu), Grandmaster T. Geiger (Shito-Ryu), Grandmaster Bernd Höhle (Thai Kickboxing, Jeet-Kune-Do), and Grandmaster Heinrich Büttner (Goju-Ryu and Matayoshi-Ryu Kobudo) to name a few.
In 1992 he founded his own school, and studied and taught the styles Goju-Ryu, Matayoshi-Ryu Kobudo and Shito-Ryu. Today the primary style of karate taught in their seven schools is traditional Goju-Ryu Karate-Do.
Over the years Mr. Salchow and his students have successfully competed in national and international tournaments in kata, full-contact, and traditional karate.
His schools are also affiliated with the Martial Arts Association-International (http://www.maa-i.com/nippon/), World Traditional Karate Association (www.WTKA.com), the German Karate Association (www.Karate.de) and the Bavarian Country-Sports Association Inc.