Merging Hard with Soft in Goju-Ryu

Chojun Miyagi called the style Hard-Soft, but the soft got lost along the way. We train students to restore softness to the art and bring balance to the force in you..

Our method supplements traditional goju-ryu training with internal principles and practices that add movement, energy and power to the practice, and softness to the hard techniques so prevalent within it.

Our training is available in our Coral Springs Club in sunny South Florida. Personal training is also available by Zoom.

It includes

  • Traditional goju-ryu techniques, training and kata;
  • Supplemental training in soft principles and practices (ju training)
  • Integrating both into your kumite training, one-steps and practices alone and with a partner.

In practice we tend to flow seamlessly between them, developing both tracks (and your ability to apply them) simultaneously over time. It is an experiential practice that must be felt and applied as well as understood.

It is NOT a new system or style, but rather an expansion of principles and techniques layered over the existing one to unleash the inner power and movement that enables its application.

Still, many of those supplemental techniques have been “borrowed” from other systems and styles of combat, which we have found most useful in drawing out the softness in (and increasing the power of) every practitioner.


 

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