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Characteristics of Goju-Ryu Karate


Chojun Miyagi
(1888 – 1953)
Founder of Goju-Ryu

Many Goju-Ryu practitioners feel as if they are martial arts technicians, in that they utilize angles to deflect strikes rather than trying to meet strength with strength. In addition, Goju-Ryu tends to emphasize meeting opponents with the opposite of what they are utilizing. For example, striking the head (a hard part of the body) with the open hand (a soft part of the body) or striking the groin (soft) with a groin kick (hard). Beyond this, Goju-Ryu karate is known for teaching breathing techniques to a great extent. It also utilizes some takedowns, throws, and weapons.

 

 

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