Yiftach Raphael Govreen

Tel-Aviv and Be’er-Sheva dojos
Instructor Bio

Rank: 4th degree black belt (4th dan).

Owner, manager and instructor of the Tel-Aviv and Be’er-Sheva Okinawa Goju-ryu Karate clubs.

Trains over 30 years, starting at age 5.

Trained in Okinawa for three years, under the instruction of Higaonna Morion sensei, 10th dan, a living legend, and Okinawa cultural asset, the founder of IOGKF and one of the most esteemed martial artists in the world.

Participated in international seminars, where he trained under elite martial arts instructors.

Certified Karate instructor by the Israeli Ministry of Education, Science and Sports.

Holds a Ph.D. in East Asian Studies and International Relations, and an expert of the history and culture of Okinawa and Japan.