The club teaches Goju-Ryu karate. Go-ju means hard-soft: the emphasis is to be soft and yielding when your opponent is being hard or attacking, and to be strong and powerful when the opponent is soft and committed.
Goju-Ryu Karate-Do Tasmania operates under the control of the Goju-Ryu Karate Mission International, which is based in Sydney. This is under the direct control of Hanshi Watanabe.
Goju-Ryu Karate-Do Tasmania is a member of the Australian Karate Federation (AKF) and Australian Karate Federation Tasmania (AKFTas).
Through our chief instructor, we are also affiliated with the World Karate Federation (WKF), the Japan Karate-Do Federation (JKF) and the Japan Goju-Ryu Karate-Do Federation.
Whether viewed as a sport, a means of physical fitness, or a pure martial art, Goju-Ryu karate offers the opportunity to learn, grow, gain self confidence and strength of character, along with a powerful self defence capability.
The student will be taught how to apply his or her skills fully should the need for personal self defence arise.
Karate Towa Ai. Karate is love.
Congratulations to Sensei Stuart and Sempai Andrew for their participation in the national competition this year and for bringing home GOLD, SILVER and BRONZE. Read more
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