The CHINESE GOJU SYSTEM was founded in 1971 by Shidoshi Ron Van Clief. The System is a total martial arts concept combining the Eastern and Western ideologies with American ingenuity. The system is influenced by the circular hand movements of various Chinese arts studied by the founder along with the grace and power of Japanese Goju-Ryu Karate.
The basics of Chinese Goju-Ryu Karate are a reconstruction of martial arts philosophy, combined ideologies from the East and Western hemispheres and self defense strategies. The concepts of this art evolve around wide use of diverse weapons, blocking and striking at the same time, the blocks are usually executed with open palms, focused strikes, fast, powerful and precise. The movements are executed strategically in and out and circular side patterns, in contrast to traditional hard style karate, where the movements are linear, straight forward and back.
The essence of Chinese Goju-Ryu Karate is the ongoing development of each student as an individual based on his/her capabilities and their maximum human potential. Through focused training in the art of Chinese Goju-Ryu helps the student build the mental and physical foundations necessary to acclimate to the ever changing environment in which we live, work and play.
Chinese Goju-Ryu teaches fluidity and flexibility of the mind and body for human development and through the introspective perception developed within the martial arts criteria. Advanced students are constantly being pushed out of the their comfort zone, to the full range of their human potential; with the implementation of Chinese Goju-Ryu philosophy, the student understands Goju ideology, hard and soft in concept and technique. Practitioners of Chinese Goju-Ryu understand that change is constant in life as it is in their training. The martial arts we practice in our youth must evolve as we do and allow us to adapt as we continue to train and mature into our senior years.
CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF BLACK DRAGON AIKI-JUTSU & CHINESE GOJU-RYU KARATE
WORLD MAP OF CHINESE GOJU-RYU KARATE - BLACK DRAGON AIKI-JITSU SCHOOLS
Shidoshi Glenn Perry, 10th Dan
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