December 2023 JKF Gojukai Newsletter P1

JKF Gojukai Newsletter December 2023 (Japanese only)

JKF Gojukai Newsletter December 2023 (Japanese only) All Gojuryu Network (www.gojuryu.network) & SKSV (Gojuryu.net) cross-post By Johnpaul Williams – December 24, 2023 In the summer of 2023, we attended the 49th JKF Gojukai Taikai in Osaka Japan. The events and results of the convention and competition are reported in the semi-annual JKF Gojukai Newsletter which isn't

Read More

Senshu Koen Park located in Akita City, Japan, built at Kubota-jo Castle, former castle of the Satake clan, the feudal lords of Akita

The Japan training expedition – it’s not a vacation

Preparing for Your Summer Budo Gasshuku in Japan: A Guide for Participants All Gojuryu Network (www.gojuryu.network) & SKSV (Gojuryu.net) cross-post By Johnpaul Williams – August 31, 2023 Many Sensei and instructors have undoubtedly prepared their students for summer budo (Karatedō, judo, kendo, etc.) Gasshuku, but sometimes, written instructions can be invaluable. Some portions of

Read More

Elevating Karatedō Practice: Mirror vs. Video for self-training

Elevating Karatedō Practice: Mirror vs. Video for self-training All Gojuryu Network (www.gojuryu.network) & SKSV (Gojuryu.net) cross-post By Johnpaul Williams – March 27, 2023 Introduction In the sacred space of Karatedō practice at home, the choice between using a traditional mirror or embracing modern video recordings as training aids sparks a fascinating debate. In this

Read More

Menlo Park Karate Registration is open for Palo Alto, Stanford, Mountain View, Redwood City & Peninsula

Registration for the Fall 2022 Traditional Karate is now open! Visit Menlo Park Recreation, click "advanced search" and type "karate" to enroll. Please contact Menlo Park recreation by phone at 650-330-2200 or Email [email protected] if you are experiencing any issues or need help navigating the online registration process. More than just

Read More

Available on Amazon: Gōjū-Ryū Karate-Dō: Desk Reference – Volume 1: Introduction & Historic Chronology

Now shipping worldwide via Amazon. 130500 words, 450 pages, 950 revisions and 7 years in the making, A must have for every dojo, researcher and karate nerd. Goju-Ryu Karate-Do Desk Reference 剛柔流空手道 参考書  - Volume 1: Introduction & Historic Chronology 武道, 武術の歴史.  UK - https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0BJTJ352F/ Denmark - https://www.amazon.de/dp/B0BJTJ352F/ France - https://www.amazon.fr/dp/B0BJTJ352F/ Spain - https://www.amazon.es/dp/B0BJTJ352F/

Read More

2022 New Years greeting, wish and prayer.

Greetings to our family and friends around the world. [caption id="attachment_1802" align="alignright" width="300"] 2021 Seiwakai Gojuryu Karatedo training via Zoom[/caption] January 1 marked our New Year of 2021 and February 12 marks our Lunar New Year of the Bull (牛 Ox). This means we enter a period of hard work

Read More