Welcome to the GOJU-RYU KARATE-DO INTERNATIONAL web site
The GKI provides its members with the highest level of instruction in traditional Okinawan Goju-Ryu Karate-Do as taught by Chojun Miyagi, in a friendly democratic association. Links are maintained with similar groups in other countries, and with highly respected Sensei in Okinawa and Japan.
The association aims to achieve excellence in its instructors through its own program of training, coaching and refereeing courses. We focus on traditional karate with its self defence benefits but also encourage successful competition karate for those who desire it. Our principles include respect for the individual, recognition of effort and attainment, participation in the decision making process and high moral and ethical standards.
Goju Ryu karate training is divided into three categories:
Kihon – basic blocks, punches, kicks and stances
Kata – prearranged forms simulating combat situations
Kumite – sparring
In each category the individual is given instruction at the most basic level until the techniques become spontaneous.
As the student advances technically, they progress physically and develop greater stamina. At the same time they learn more intricate kata and more dynamic forms of kumite.
As the student reaches black belt level, technique, stamina, speed and coordination become natural as a result of intensive practice.
If you would like to find out more about our style of karate, please following this link to the contact page.