Major emphasis is given to breathing correctly. Goju Ryu practices methods that include body strengthening and conditioning, its basic approach to fighting (distance, stickiness, power generation, etc.), and partner drills. It incorporates both circular and linear movements into its curriculum and combines hard striking attacks such as kicks and close hand punches with softer open hand circular techniques for attacking, blocking, and controlling the opponent, including locks, grappling, takedowns and throws.
"Do not be struck by others, do not strike others, and avoid trouble at all costs". This teaching is an essence of Goju-Ryu Karate-Do. In other words, after acquiring physical strength, one's attitude towards life should be the pursuits of a tranquil existence and an unfettered mind. This state of peaceful coexistence between body and mind can be achieved only after rigorous training and tireless efforts on the part of the student of Goju-Ryu Karate.
Goju-Ryu Karate, can benefit men, women and children. Through rigorous training Goju-Ryu Karate will develop strength, quickness, balance, and coordination. At the same time Goju-Ryu will increase one's ability to concentrate, increase one's ability to focus leading to self-discipline, and self-control. Regular training will enhance circulation and digestion, help reduce back and joint problems, and help relieve stress.
times, weaponry and empty hand techniques were, for the most part, studied together. Kobudo also teaches how to use everyday items as self-defense weapons and the weapon itself empowers the person using it against an attacker.
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