Thanks for visiting The San Francisco Bay Area Gojukan website. San Francisco Bay Area Gojukan is the sole host of the Gojuryu Network. The worlds foremost website regarding Gojuryu Karatedo. We are dedicated to supporting and expanding our art to the community starting right here at home in the San Francisco Bay Area and we welcome any input you may provide to help us in Karatedo. If you would like to know more about our syllabus, please check the links at the bottom of this page.
The San Francisco Bay Area Gojukan is a small school located in the San Francisco Bay Area. We proactively search for people with a certain aura about them to train with and learn from. Featured Guest instructors visit and train with the students and class on a regular basis providing additional insight and optional points of views. Students also have the opportunity to travel training abroad in Japan, Okinawa and other countries with our extensive network of sister dojo.
Karatedo is like having a treasure in your pocket
We are not your run of the mill, fly by night martial arts group with questionable claims or invent our own style. This is legitimate, this is Karatedo and this is JKF Gojukai - Gojuryu Karatedo Seiwakai. With a direct and traceable lineage, international opportunities to train in Japan or Okinawa and skills that will last you a lifetime.
一 1. 道場 (体育館) に入るときは [お願いします ] 出るときは [有り難うございました] と一礼する事。
二 2. 遅れて来た者は, 通常通りに 正座し, 黙想, 正面, 指導者に礼 をし準備運動で体を温めてから再び正座し, 指導者に大きな声で [お願いします] と一礼後, 列の最後に入る事。
三 3. 指導者に対しては, 謙虚な姿勢で臨み注意を受けた時は [はい] または [判りました] と大きな声で返事をする事。
四 4. 先輩に対しては礼節をわきまえ, 先輩は後輩に対しておごった態度をとらずに親切に導く事。
五 5. 段位 - 級位が上がっても年上の人に対しては謙虚な姿勢 - 言葉遣いで接すること。
六 6. 稽古の開始時間には遅刻をしない事。
七 7. 空手の稽古中は指導者の指示に従い 気持ちを集中し一生懸命練習する事。
八 8. 指導者 - 先輩が演武している時などは正座 (壁に寄りかからない事) をして見学する事。
九 9. 空手に関する事で行動する場合は, 館長と連絡を取り指示を受ける事。
Think you haven't heard of Gojuryu Karatedo before? Think again!
Gojuryu - as in Miyagi Sensei & Karate Kid;
Gojuryu - the Martial Art many moves from the early "Street Fighter" Video game were modeled from;
Gojuryu - the Martial Art that Kyokushin-kai and K1 come from;
Gojuryu - the Martial Art that inspired Dragon Ball Z [think "Kameyamehaaa!"];
Gojuryu - the Martial Art demonstrated by "Blackcat" from Marvel Comics [girlfriend to Spiderman],
Gojuryu - the Martial Art performed the Movie "Miami Vice" you can see Jamie Foxx performing Bunkai from Seiunchin, a Goju Ryu Kata [form],
Gojuryu - the Martial Art demonstrated by "Rattan" - the arch enemie of Captain America and Spider-Man,
Gojuryu - the Martial Art often performed in the movie "Street Fighter" and "Return of Street Fighter" and you'll see Goju Ryu Kata [forms];
Gojuryu - the Martial Art demonstrated by "Bosozoku Fighters" [Japan Anime];
The Gold and the Glory [Titled "The Coolangatta Gold" in Australia] Featuring Paul Starling, a very Senior instructor of the IKGA.
Gojuryu as in Shinichi "Sonny" Chiba [Japan movie star as Takuma (Terry) Tsurugi in the phenomenally popular and ultra violent "The Street Fighter"; Co-Star in "Kill Bill V1];
Ever hear of Emma Bunton [Baby Spice] of the Spice Girls? Yup you guessed it! She studied Goju Ryu and has even taught skills to her band members for a music video.
And how about the movie "Last Dragon" starring Taimak.
Oh - here's one for you. The award winning movie "Kuro Obi" starring Akihito Yagi and Tatsuya Naka.
The great news is it's not threatening or scary. if you're in the San Francisco Bay area and looking to expand your workouts and training, searching for the kind of workout you can feel the next day and need the real thing in your Karate aerobics or kickboxing and cross training, then this is for you. A modern Martial Art taught the traditional way that you can learn, apply and make use of.
Have you always imagined yourself taking Karatedo lessons? Are you looking for better coordination? Do you look at the ground when walking past strangers? Lack the self confidence that only Karatedo training can give you? Nervous about walking down the street on the way home? Just need an activity to perk up your life and get you off the sofa? An activity to help keep you or someone you know focused or occupied? Have you ever wanted to learn a Martial Art, a Classical Martial Art from accredited instructors with credentials, reference letters, background and a track records? Our program delivers and all you have to do is contact us.
Certified with the Japan Karatedo Federation [JKF], the only Karatedo organization recognized by the Ministry of Education in Japan. The JKF Gojukai is the major governing group for our style to oversee the further development of Gojuryu Karatedo to the JKF in general.
Nihon Karatedo Renmei Gojukai Association
Club members are also member, athletes or coaches of the USA-NKF. The USANKF is the International Affiliate of the World Karatedo Federation. The USANKF is also the Governing Body for Karate to the USA Olympic Committee and there for, the Sanctioning Body for Karatedo to the United States Olympics Committee in the USA and chooses the USA Olympic Karatedo Team.
Seiwakai Gojuryu is an outstanding source for Gojuryu schools in the United States to maintain contact with Traditional Karatedo. Considered one of the five major styles of Karatedo in Japan, Gojuryu karatedo has the strongest ties to Okinawa where all of today's modern systems of karatedo and kobudo [weapons based martial arts] find their roots and under the guidance of the JKF Gojukai, a unilateral effort to further bind the Gojuryu Karatedo of mainland Japan with and to the Gojuryu Karatedo of Okinawa.
What to expect? What's it all for.
The thousand plus hours in training.
The sweat, tears and accidental spilled blood.
Hundreds of classes and special training seminars.
An unknown number of injuries, swelling and bruises.
Uncountable number of ceremonies, awards and trophies.
Exhaustible sacrifices, conflicting schedules and reorganized priorities.
All for One Black Belt
Students of our Club 'The San Francisco Goju Kan' are eligible for registration or are registered members, athletes and officials of the JKF Gojukai, Seiwakai Gojuryu Karatedo Association, the JKF Gojuryu USA [the sole official representative of the JKF Gojukai in the USA], The Dai Nippon Butokukai [DNBK] for Budo concepts and philosophies, and the USA-National Karatedo Federation [USANKF] the Governing body for Karate to the United States Olympic Committee [USOC].
All SF Gojukan classes are accredited by Japan based Gojuryu Karatedo Seiwakai and Japan Karatedo Federation Gojukai.
Our certifications, accreditations and letters of recommendation are available upon request. Over our years in existence in the San Francisco Bay Area we have always remained true to our background. We've never changed our syllabus based on what is popular in the movies or magazines:
SF Gojukan Site Links
Emergency Self Defense
Executive Protection Services [EPS]
JKF Gojukai Shinsa
SF Gojukan 1st Class
Johnpaul Williams; SF Gojukan Director
SF Gojukan EPS
SF Gojukan Schedule
SF Gojukan Shinsa
SF Gojukan Shinsa Doc
SF Reference Letter #1
SF Gojukan Whitepaper
Japan Karatedo Federation [JKF] Gojukai [JKF Gojukai]
Gojuryu Karatedo Seiwakai International; Member Japan Karatedo Federation Gojukai [JKF Gojukai]
USA Karate [USANKF], Member US Olympic Committee
Northern California Karate Federation - USA Karate [USANKF], Member US Olympic Committee
World Karatedo Federation [WKF]; Official World representative of Karate in the Olympics
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