The Art of Karate

About Okinawa Gojo Ryu Karate

The system of Goju Ryu was shaped out of Naha-te by Grand Master Kanryo Higaonna. His successor, Master Chojun Miyagi, developed Goju Ryu further and is credited for being the founder of Goju Ryu as a formal system, especially after officially naming the system. There are many interpretations of the name Goju Ryu – Go-meaning “Hard” and Ju-meaning “Soft” – this implying a strong Character plus physical strength in balance with a gentle nature with physical flexibility and agility.

The Benefits of Karate

  • Self Confidence
  • Respect
  • Self Control
  • Co-ordination
  • Discipline
  • Friendship
  • Humility
  • Self Defence

Katas

Heishu-Kata and Kaishu-Kata Explanation between the types of Kata
Kata, Bunkai and Kumite   Explanation about the Parts of Karate

List of Katas

Sanchin Three Battles
Tensho   Rotating Palms
Gekki Sai Dai Ichi Attack and Destroy, Introduction Kata No. 1
Gekki Sai Dai Ni Attack and Destroy, Introduction Kata No. 2
Saifa   To Smash and Tear to Pieces
Seiyunchin To Grasp and Unbalance
Shisochin Four Gates or Four Directions of Conflict
Sanseiru 36 Hands
Seipai 18 Hands
Kururunfa Holding Ground
Seisan 13 Hands
Suparinpei (Pechurin) 108 Hands