JAPAN GOJU-RYU KARATE-DO
Goju-Ryu (剛柔流), Japanese means for "hard-soft style", is one of the main traditional Okinawan styles of karate, featuring a combination of hard and soft techniques.
Goju-Ryu is viewed as a practical, powerful and useful one in real-life situations.
Goju-Ryu is considered to be highly effective and great art to start out with for general conditioning and all-around close-range skills. Another element of Goju-Ryu which makes it highly effective is its focus on body conditioning, somewhat like Kyokushin style karate (which was influenced by Goju-Ryu).
One of the important Karatedo-ka, Gogen Yamaguchi, played a very key role in spreading Karate-do and Goju-Ryu throughout the western world. Our Soke, Katsutoshi Ishihara, is one of the active students of Gogen Yamaguchi. And the Chief Instructor of Sekishinkan, Shihan Henry Chan, is the direct student of Katsutoshi Ishihara.
The Japan Goju-Ryu Karatedo Program in Sekishinkan includes: Ceremony, Etiquette, Kihon (Basic), Kata (Form), Kumite (Sparring), Self-defense, Weapons... etc. It is suitable for men and women, boys and girls, who are from the ages of 8.
Through Karate training, to assist the students to achieve fitness, confidence, values of respect, harmony, self-control, discipline and responsibility. In addition, we encourage our students to participate in Local, Provincial and National Karate tournaments.
We offer this program in the following locations:
Vancouver Marpole Dojo: Friday 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Richmond Oval Dojo: Saturday 2:45pm to 4:00pm