The Master doesn't try to be powerful;
thus he is truly powerful.
The ordinary man keeps reaching for power;
thus he never has enough.
The Master does nothing,
yet he leaves nothing undone.
The ordinary man is always doing things,
yet many more are left to be done.
The kind man does something,
yet something remains undone.
The just man does something,
and leaves many things to be done.
The moral man does something,
and when no one responds
he rolls up his sleeves and uses force.
When the Tao is lost, there is goodness.
When goodness is lost, there is morality.
When morality is lost, there is ritual.
Ritual is the husk of true faith,
the beginning of chaos.
Therefore the Master concerns himself
with the depths and not the surface,
with the fruit and not the flower.
He has no will of his own.
He dwells in reality,
and lets all illusions go.
Grand Master Shojiro Jibiki was born in Tokyo Japan in 1942. In 1956 at the age of 14 he began to train with the Gogen Yamaguchi. In 1957 started to train Nihon Goju-Ryu with Grand Master Sosui Ichikawa. In 1965 Grand Master Shojiro Jibiki established Nihon Goju-Ryu Kenshokai Karate-Do Federation and became Chairman. In 1966 he established Taito area branch.In 1970 Grand Master Shojiro Jibiki opens Headquarter in Arakawa area of Tokyo. In 1974 Established Kenshokai branch in South America, Columbia and Ecuador. He lived in that country for a year and has travel back every year since sometimes two and three times. In 1984 he traveled to United States at the request of Sensei Jose Fundora to established Kenshokai Miami branch, He has traveled all over the world teaching Goju-Ryu. Grand Master Shojiro Jibiki was one of the first to advocate tournament competitions for kids and youngsters. The Karate community baulked at the idea of tournaments geared for kids so young. But Grand Master Shojiro Jibiki did not waiver from his idea, he knew that kids are the future of society and that the earlier you start them on Karate-Do training the farther they would excel as human beings. He founded the All Japan Junior Karate-Do Federation with his schools and some of his friends. Knowing that they all had a lot of differences especially in Kata he decided that the tournaments would be limited to Kumite only. This again brought some criticisms from some of his peers, but he knew that Karate-Ka always argue about Kata and he need to unite schools and systems. He believes greatly on Kata and was a perfectionist stressing basics. Grand Master Shojiro Jibiki died in Tokyo January 14, 2002. His oldest son Kazuhiro Jibiki is now Kancho and Head of International Federation Kenshokai Goju-Ryu Karate-Do