Goju-Ryu karate is not 'aerobics' or 'weight training'. It is an 'Art' - an art which is extremely effective for self-defence. Anyone can learn basic self-defence techniques from a book. But learning techniques alone is not enough to defend oneself. Our training also involves learning about ourselves - how we set limits on what we think we can or can't do, and how we can overcome these limits. For our bodies to carry out effective defence techniques, we need also to be strong in our minds. Goju-Ryu karate training develops self-confidence, strength of mind, as well as the strength and stamina that grows with regular physical exercise.

Whatever you are hoping to gain from Goju-Ryu karate training, we look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to one of our classes.

Higaonna Sensei. Dan Started practicing Okinawan Goju-Ryu under Master Higaonna in 1989.


'Ocean of Energy - Healing in the Martial Arts', written by Sensei Dan Russell, our School's principal instructor. This article was initially published in the 'Way of the Warrior' martial arts magazine (September 1998 issue).

'Universality of Breath' written by Sensei Dan Russell. The article was initially published in the July-October 1996 issue of 'Cahoots - Regional Guide to Alternatives' magazine.

A bit of Karate ,white crane and old friends in a masters class: