Master Seko Higa
Master Seko Higa was born on November 18, 1889 in Naha City, Okinawa. He began training at the age of 14 with Master Kanryo Higashionna in the study of Naha-Te. In 1915 after the death of Master Higashionna, Master Higa continued his study of Naha-Te with Master Chojun Miyagi, the senior student of Master Higashionna.
At the age of 21, Master Higa began teaching elementary school and later worked with the police. In 1932, he decided to make teaching karate his profession. He taught the police and opened a Dojo in KumoJi (a suburb of Naha). This was one of three Dojos which Master Miyagi authorized to give instruction.
Master Higa spent two years teaching in Saipan (Indonesia) and upon returning to Okinawa he received, from the Butokukai, the rank of Renshi (equivalent to 7th Dan).
After Word War II and the unfortunate death of his wife, he came to live with Seikichi Toguchi and in 1947, with the assistance of Toguchi, opened the Higa Dojo in Itoman. This was the first Dojo opened on Okinawa after the war.
Higa Sensei was considered the best technician of all of Miyagi's students and his favorite kata were Tensho and Kururunfa.
Master Higa died on April 16, 1966 at the age of 68