Goju-Ryu Karate is a traditional style of Okinawan karate. It was founded by Chojun Miyagi (1888-1953), who developed the style based on his training in both Chinese martial arts and Okinawan indigenous fighting methods. The name "Goju-Ryu" translates to "Hard-Soft Style," reflecting its emphasis on both strong, linear techniques (hard) and circular, flowing movements (soft).
Key features of Goju-Ryu Karate include:
Goju-Ryu karate is widely practiced around the world and is known for its effectiveness in self-defense, physical fitness, and character development. It continues to preserve the traditional techniques and philosophies passed down from its founder, Chojun Miyagi.