We mourn the passing of one of our pioneers in the martial arts - Mr. Stan O'Hara.
He will be greatly missed.
Service on February 6, 2015 at 2:00 pm at the Bakersfield National Cemetery in Arvin, CA.
Sensei John S. O'Hara, 9th Dan, Hanshi, Okinawan Goju Ryu passed away yesterday, January 7, 2014 (born in 1934). Sensei O'Hara was the Founder of the Okinawan Goju Ryu Karate Kenkyu Kai (1999), an organization he created to preserve, research, and promote traditional Okinawan Goju Ryu.
Sensei is survived by his wife Catherine, her three children, and thousands of students. His dojo, Goju Ryu Karate Do of Bakersfield will continue teaching karate and will be led by Sensei Robison, 5th Dan. The Organization Sensei Founded, the Okinawan Goju Ryu Karate Kenkyu Kai will continue under Sensei Steve Wilson, 7th Dan.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends and students.