Tanzenbukan Goju-Ryu

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Goju-ryu (“hard-soft style”) is a traditional form of karate-do which features a combination of hard and soft techniques. Goju-ryu combines hard striking attacks such as kicks and punches with softer circular techniques for blocking and controlling the opponent, including: locks, grappling, take-downs and throws. Particular emphasis is given to correct breathing and the refinement of fundamental techniques. Associated with this, practice methods include kata (forms), body strengthening (traditional Okinawan weights,) conditioning, kakite (sticking hands), partner drills, and kumite sparring fighting and self defense.