Our heartfelt thanks go out to all whose generosity make Goju at Home possible. PLEASE DONATE

Hard/Soft Karate Training for Goju-Ryu

bring balance to the force in you

Hard-Soft Style

Image of early okinawan goju-ryu training

Goju-ryu is an unarmed system of combat intended by its very name to bring both hard and soft elements to its practice.

Goju is HARD.

Image of early okinawan goju-ryu training

As practiced by most, goju-ryu is almost totally hard, using force to knock away attacks and strike.  Somehow the soft fell by the wayside.

We add the SOFT.

Image of soft block in goju-ryu training

We set out to restore balance and bring more softness and power into this beautiful but lethal art.  Learn the ways of the force and how to make it work for you.

Find what makes JU tick

Goju is a combination of two words: go (for hard), and ju (for soft).

Go uses force to deflect attacks and mount counterattacks.  Ju is more subtle, requiring the non-use of force in the tradition of the internal systems of Chinese kung fu, like tai chi, bagua and hsing yi.

We focus on the “softness” required to generate internal power, along with the movements and techniques that facilitate the development and use of energy.

Our goal is to help practitioners better understand and apply the principles of ju to build greater proficiency and flexibility in their art.

But don’t forget what makes you GO

The raw power and ferocity of goju-ryu is karate at its finest.

Speed.  Power.  Explosion.  Ruthless effectiveness.

Goju-ryu is all these and more.

Strengthen your will.  Develop your fighting spirit.  Train yourself like the masters.

Become all that you can be.  Strive to attain the perfection in you.

We are proud members of the Goju-Ryu Karate-Do Kyokai (GKK)