Goju Ryu takes its name from Go, the principle of concentrated force or “hardness,” and Ju, the principle of pliability or “softness.” Goju Ryu seeks a balance between hard and soft in its techniques, physical training and philosophy. The term Ryu, “stream,” refers to the traditional lineage of this martial art, passed from teacher to student for generations. Certain aspects of the Goju Ryu taught at Seito Bugei Juku (Okinawa Goju Ryu, to distinguish it from Japanese Goju Ryu) have been preserved in their original form, while others have been enhanced through studies in anatomy, kinesiology, and physics.
Traditional Karate training is often thought of as “three Ks:”
Kihon, or practising the basics to develop instinctive technical skill. Kata, combinations of basic and advanced movements designed to teach ways of moving, physical conditioning and inspire self-defence concepts. Kumite, or sparring with prearranged movements, freestyle techniques, or exercises that fall somewhere in between.
In addition, Okinawa Goju Ryu includes special exercises to condition the body and improve mental focus.
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