U.S.A. Goju Karate

Maestro Peter Urban's
​International  Hombu Website

Maestro Peter Urban's

International  Honbu Website

​​It is with great sorrow that we must announce the 
DEATH OF HANSHI JOHNNY KUHL, 
​Creator of COMBAT KARATE
January 10, 2003



It is with great sorrow that we must announce the 
​DEATH OF HANSHI JOHN WAPLES, 
Sensei of USA Goju Karate,
August 22, 2008




It is with great sorrow that we must announce the 
DEATH OF GRANDMASTER DR. KHEMFOIA T. PADU, 
November 28, 2011  



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It is with great sorrow that we must announce the 
DEATH OF HANSHI WALTER PARKS, 
Sensei of USA Goju Karate, 
February 26, 2009




​​​It is with great sorrow that we must announce the
DEATH OF SHIHAN RIC PASCETTA,
April 7, 2012





It is with great sorrow that we must announce the
DEATH OF HANSHI DR. MARTY MANUEL,
Founder of Modern Bujutsu Ryu Karate,
October 2, 2010



It is with great sorrow that we must announce the
DEATH OF NIDAN KENNY McGRATH
who passed away in a tragic accident on
 January 9, 2009



​​It is with great sorrow that we must announce the

DEATH OF EARL MONROE,
Kyoshi Sensei of Nisei Goju-Ryu,

​August 19, 2008



​​It is with great sorrow that we must announce the 
DEATH OF GRANDMASTER RAY HERMANN, 
​ Shihan of  the All-American Goju International Karate 
​Association.
​October 29, 2016


It is with great sorrow that we must announce the 
DEATH OF  Sr. Shihan Edward Verycken, 10th Dan,

Of "American  Neko-Ashi-Ryu Goju" given name by Sensei Urban 1983.
  Verycken was one of Sensei Peter Urban’s first students in his Union City, NJ dojo in 1959, and was one of his first black belts. He was an alunmnist since 1964 but was inactive since the 1970's.
​November 16, 2016










IN MEMORIAM of our GOJU BROTHERS who have passed on, to train once again with their teacher and mentor, Maestro Peter Urban.