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Goju-ryu karate was introduced in Singapore in 1968 and classes were conducted at Chinese YMCA in Palmer Road with Sensei H. Maekawaas its first Chief Instructor. Under Sensei Maekawa's instructorship, Singapore national team obtained 1st Runner –up in the Asian Pacific Karate Championship in 1973.
In the year 1974, Sensei Horiuchi took over from Sensei Maekawa who returned to Japan. Sensei Horiuchi was credited for training senior black belters to eventually take over from him and upgrading the competition standard to international level.
1987 Organized the first Goju-kai Karatedo International Tournament outside Japan, and is a registered affiliate of All Japan Karatedo Federation Gojukai.
1998 The Metropolitan YMCA decides to phase out Martial Arts in all its programmes. Regrettably, the practitioners were forced to look for greener pastures. Formation of Singapore Scout Goju-ryu Karatedo Club in partnership with the Singapore Scout Association.
2001 The Singapore Scout Goju-ryu Karatedo Club was dissolved. This led to the formation of Zenshinren Gojuryu Association .
2002 The Goju-ryu karatedo Club was established and Sensei Ng Meng Seah took over as Chief Instructor.
2006 Karatedo Goju-ryu Club is renamed Goju-Ryu Karate-Do Association Singapore Sensei Sanny Yap took over as Chief Instructor.
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