The Karate Dojo is an important primer on the protocols of Goju Karate whose founder is Shogun Miyagi. The idea behind the discipline is to live a virtuous life by developing a sound body perfected through rigorous training. Urban explains that the kata are distilled and concentrated wisdom derived from the Karate masters and translated into rhythmical movements, breathing and peak awareness. The various techniques are perfected through constant practice. Practitioners … more
The author's name is synonymous with the Goju style of Karate. The volume covers the dojo etiquette, the system of belts, kata and jiu-kumite. The Goju style has a progressive series of belts from white to green to green/stripes to purple to brown to brown/stripes and finally to the first level black belt. Incremental knowledge of the katas combined with excellence of execution are important distinguishing factors between the various … more
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