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  • words train karate at home man kicking
    Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. And yes, you really can learn karate at home, all alone by yourself. Mind you, home training isn’t the same as working out in the dojo. At the dojo you’ve got a scheduled time to attend, an instructor to teach you, and a
  • man meditating at sunset
    I’ve been doing a lot of soul searching lately, especially about this goju path we’re on. I got off track somewhere along the line. Martial arts started me down the path of knowing myself and becoming more. I can’t explain it other than to say there’s a part of me
  • karate couch potato
    Life comes at us fast, and sometimes takes us far afield from the dojo. When it does, passion fades. Keep yours alive by continuing your training in karate at home in our Digital Dojo. Without the regular practices and camaraderie of your sensei and fellow students, there’s little to keep
  • cultivate your chi energy words with lotus flower picture
    Softness (ju) training opens the door to the use of energy. But how? Will you use your qi/chi/ki energy to hurt people? Or to heal them? This is the choice that all who travel the path of energy must make. Understand one thing, however. The choice is illusory. It isn’t
  • meme ad unleash the dragon in you
    We could use your help telling people about Goju at Home. To make it easier, we’ve created some memes you might share on social media with a link back to the site. Just right click on the image, “save as” to your computer, then attach it to your tweet or
  • man meditating at sunset
    Whoa! Are we really going there, taking on an esoteric subject that begs reason and demands blind faith — namely, the state of balance between your mind, body and spirit? Yes we are. You’re at a point in your life where you’ve drifted away from karate to live other parts
  • karate fist
    Do you remember when you learned the karate punch? Did it feel powerful to you? From our very first karate practice we learned to punch. Back then we called it seiken zuki, meaning a knuckle punch. It goes by a lot of other names, too. But for our purposes today,
  • home workout
    This is a workout for integrated training, combining elements of both hard and soft. Estimated training time: 45-60 minutes Stretch and warm up for 10 minutesStand for 5 minutes.Stretch kick – front, inward and outward crescent, side and backSanchin stance movements across floor (kihon ido) – turn when you go
  • man standing meditation for qi development
    Relaxation is key. Release all unnecessary tension throughout your body. Only engage those muscles that are necessary to hold your posture or move to your next position. Standing can help. Make it part of your daily routine.
  • man meditating at sunset
    Microcosmic Orbit Sit quietly. Erect. Hands folded in lap. Tip of tongue touching center of soft palate. Breathe through nose. Draw breath through nose down the front centerline to perineum. Exhale slowly, leading it back up spine and around top of head and down forehead. Inhale and repeat in continuous