Ryōzanpaku Dojo

101 Plaza Drive  
Joplin, Missouri 64804
(Inside The Learning Tree)

Kobayashi-Ryu Lineage

Kobayashi-Ryu

8th Kyu- Andrew Heckmaster (1991-        )

5th Dan- Randall Gower

8th Dan- Cliff Kight

9th Dan- Frank Hargrove (1927-       )

10th Dan- Shuguro Nakazato (1920-2016)

Chosin Chibana (1885-1969)

Shorin-Ryu

Anko Itosu (1831-1915)

Shuri-Te

Matsumura Sokon (1797?-1889?)

Te

Sakukawa Kanga (1733-1815)

Takahara Peichin (1683-1766)

Chatan Yara (1668-1756)

Qigong

Wong Chung-Yoh (1630-?)

Goju-Ryu Lineage

Okinawan Goju-Ryu Karate-Do

2nd Dan- Andrew Heckmaster (1991-        ) 
5th Dan- Kent Howard (1950-         )
9th Dan- Morio Higaonna (1938-       )
10th Dan- Eiichi Miyazato (1922-1999)
Chojun Miyagi (1888-1953)
Naha-Te
Higaonna Kanryo (1853-1916)
Arakaki Seisho (1840-1918)
Gung Fu
Ryu Ryu Ko (?-?)

Kempo & Goju Lineage

Kempo & Goju

1st Dan- Andrew Heckmaster (1991-        )

9th Dan- Erron Wright Jr. (1970-        )

10th Dan- Erron Wright Sr. (1946-        )

Japanese Goju-Ryu
10th Dan- Lou Angel (1937-        )
10th Dan- Gogen Yamaguchi (1909-1989)
Okinawan Goju-Ryu Karate-Do
Chojun Miyagi (1888-1953)
Naha-Te
Higaonna Kanryo (1853-1916)
Arakaki Seisho (1840-1918)
Gung Fu
Ryu Ryu Ko (?-?)

Okinawan Kenpo

10th Dan- Taika Seiyu Oyata (1930-2012)

Shigeru Nakamura (1894-1969)

Kentsu Yabu (1866-1937)

Shorin-Ryu

Anko Itosu (1831-1915)

Shuri-Te

Matsumura Sokon (1797?-1889?)

Te

Sakukawa Kanga (1733-1815)

Takahara Peichin (1683-1766)

Chatan Yara (1668-1756)

Qigong

Wong Chung-Yoh (1630-?)

     Some of the old masters cross-trained with one-another.  Chojun Miyagi also trained under Anko Itosu.  Takahara Peichin had multiple teachers, but I chose only to list his main instructor's lineage.  Not listed is Kusanku.  It is believed that he taught the Kusanku kata to Chatan Yara, Takahara Peichin, and Sakukawa Kanga, but too little is known about him to list him officially.  Also, ranks are not listed any farther, because they were not given out until modern times.