Goju Ryu Karate-Do

Goju Ryu is a weaponless combat system which arose in Okinawa between the 14th and 17th centuries.

Evolving from a blend of the indigenous Okinawan fighting methods called Uchinadi, with Bai He Quan (Shaolin White Crane Kung Fu), which had developed from Luohan Quan  (Monk Fist Boxing)  and (Tiger Boxing); our art emerged as a unique fighting system, known to the Okinawan's as Toudi (Tuite) or simply as Te, which it is sometimes still called.

Ancestral Goju Ryu is a blending of three mainstream schools of Goju Ryu, all of which trace their lineages directly to sensei Chojun Miyagi.  Under-pinned by incorporating the study of Chen style Taichi and deeply influenced by Koryu Uchinadi style Okinawan Kempo Jutsu.

The teachers and students of Ancestral Goju Ryu are duty bound to preserve the 'True Spirit' of the teachings from the pioneer masters of our Ryu-ha alongside it's practical applications. This is the essence of Budo.

ANCESTRAL GOJU RYU

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES:

1.       methods of power generation drawn from Shorin Ryu and various schools of Kung Fu. 

2.       a rich history of techniques drawn from Ohtsuka Sensei’s extensive, lifelong research.     

3.       strong influences in the refinement of form characterised, in the Yamaguchi Goju Kai.

4.       an uncommon understanding of the meaning and intentions of the Ancient   Master’s training methods.

5.       specialising in ‘Close-Quarter’ weaponless  combat.

6.       Master level instruction in a balanced range of Classical and contemporary Martial Arts rarely, if ever found outside capital cities.

7.       Executive membership with the Goju League of Instructors.

8.       Association with Rykyu Karatejutsu Kokusai Kenkyukai, a worldwide organization researching the ancient martial arts ways.

9.       Membership with Goju Ryu Karate Mission International.

The study of classical karate-do is a journey on a pathway to self-discovery, the revelation of true potential and  most importantly An Jin, a mind at peace.