Kanryo Higaonna

At the age of 14 he commenced his formal training in Chinese Kempo with Seisho Arakaki, who had studied the Fukien style. Unfortunately not too long after, his father died…

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History of Karate-Do

The story of Karate is as old as man himself. Struggling for survival in a hostile world, early man soon learned that his life depended on his ability to kill…

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Chojun Miyagi

Chojun Miyagi was born on April 25, 1888 in the city of Naha, Okinawa to an aristocratic family. He began his martial arts training at the age of 12 with…

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Words of reverence by Gogen Yamaguchi

Karate requires you to make a strenuous effort Night and day, before you achieve understanding.Strong Spirit and Will Power, so that we can overcome our own interests.It is very important…

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Training in New York

Over the weekend of May 18-20 I had the opportunity to travel to New York where I attended a technical training seminar hosted by Sensei Michael Buttermark's TKC Dojo. The…

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New Look Goes Live
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New Look Goes Live

The New look of the Web site officially goes live in beta-phase. This beta-phase will serve as testing ground for a brand new "Goju-Portal" that could very possibly bring all…

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Gogen Yamaguchi

Gogen "The Cat" Yamaguchi was a legend in karate. Few karate practitioners have had the kind of influence that he had. He was born Jitsumi Yamaguchi on January 21st, 1909…

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History of IKGA

The International Karatedo Gojukai Association (IKGA) was formed in 1965. It is a world-wide organization that currently spans over 60 countries and regions. It is the official organization representing the…

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Characteristics of Gojuryu Karate-do

Goju-ryu's origin is in the southern part of China where people use boats for their transportation. We can't miss this point when we come to think about its characteristics. Southern…

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The Birth Of Gojuryu

Goju-kai Karate-do is a mixture of traditional martial arts in Okinawa and traditional martial arts, mainly Chinese Nanpa Kenjutsu in Fuchien province, China. During the Ryukyu age, peasants couldn't have…

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