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Gōjū-ryū  剛柔流  Japanese for "hard-soft style," is one of the main traditional Okinawan styles of Karate, featuring a combination of hard and soft techniques.
 
 
 
 

ASSOCIATED WITH

  • Japan Karate Federation Gojukai 

  • Gojuryu Seiwakai International

  • Goshukan Karate Academy Australia

DIRECT LINEAGE TO MIYAGI SENSEI

 

Chojun Miyagi Sensei

He began training in karate at the age of 14, in 1902. Like his teacher before him, because of his great natural talent and fierce determination, he progressed very rapidly. The training was severe beyond belief at times but he practiced ever harder with an enthusiasm unmatched by any of the other students.

 

Gogen Yamaguchi Hanshi

He was recognized as one of the greatest Karate masters in Japan. He was the founder of what might be called modern Karate, an advanced stage which illustrates both a technical and social elevation of the art of Karate.

 

Shuji Tazaki Hanshi

Actively served as Gojukai Deputy Chief of Board of Directors, a Central Examiner and a Manager of Kanto Region.Chief instructor President Goju-Ryu Karate-Do Seiwa-Kai.

 

Seiichi Fujiwara Hanshi

He stated “I become uneasy if I don't put on my do-gi and move my body" . With his gentle smile and his soft way of speaking, he gave no hint of being the majestic one who is praised as a "God" of Karate. Fujiwara, instructing overseas "There are more than 60,000 Gojukai members overseas”

 

Glenn Stephenson Kyoshi

President and Chief Instructor for Goju Ryu Karate do Seiwakai Australia, Chief Instructor of Karate Academy of Japan Goju Ryu

 

Stacey Karetsian Kyoshi

Chief Instructor of Goshukan Karate Academy Australia

 

 Nick Naudy Sensei 

Instructor at Gold Coast Goju Karate 
 

 

 

 

JAPANESE BUDO BRINGS WITH IT ELEMENTS OF JAPANESE CULTURE

 

Miyagi believed that "the ultimate aim of karate-do was to build character, conquer human misery, and find spiritual freedom".

 

He stated that it was important to balance training for self-defense with "training the mind, or cultivating the precept karate-do ni sente nashi ('there is no first strike in karate')"; he also emphasized the importance of "cultivating intellect before strength".

 

Miyagi chose the name Goju-ryu ("go" meaning "hard" and "ju" meaning "soft"), to emphasize that his style integrated both "hard" and "soft" styles. Goju applies not just to karate, but to life in general; only hardness or only softness will not enable one to deal effectively with the fluctuations of life.

 

When blocking, the body is soft and inhaling; when striking, the body is hard and exhaling.

 

 

 
 

Gōjū-ryū has 12 core kata in its standard curriculum:

 

 

 
 

Gekisai Dai Ichi

Gekisai Dai Ni

Saifa

Seiunchin

Sanseru

Shisochin

Seipai

Kururunfa

Seisan

Suparinpei

Sanchin

Tensho