you are drawn to the physical fitness, stress-reduction, self-defense or just
are just interested in martial arts we have your answer. Tsuru Ki Goju Ryu,
offers a variety of programs to fit your needs. At our school through our
structured programs, we aim to provide self-confidence, self-discipline, focus
and physical fitness. We encourage the development of life skills through our
program designed for all ages and guides you on how to set short and long term
Come meet us and we look forward to welcoming you to Tsuru Ki, and introducing
you to a new way of life, leading to health, fitness, and enjoyment.
We teach classical Koryu (ancient
style) Okinawa Goju-Ryu Karate as taught by the International Kenshi-kai
Organization under the leadership of Hokama Tetsuhiro Hanshi of Uehara
While most karate styles teach the use of hard blocks and hard
strikes, GoJu teaches the hard style but also emphasizes the “Soft”
style. It is a style that is
compatible for both men and women, young and old.
GoJu Ryu (剛柔流),
(Japanese for "hard-soft style") is one of the main traditional
Okinawan styles of karate, featuring a combination of hard and soft
techniques. Both principles, hard and soft, come from the famous martial
arts book Bubishi, used by Okinawan masters during the 19th and 20th
centuries. Go which means hard, refers to closed hand techniques or
straight linear attacks; Ju which means soft, refers to open hand
techniques and circular movements.
emphasis is given to breathing correctly. Goju Ryu practices methods that
include body strengthening and conditioning, its basic approach to fighting
(distance, stickiness, power generation, etc.), and partner drills. It
incorporates both circular and linear movements into its curriculum and combines
hard striking attacks such as kicks and close hand punches with softer open hand
circular techniques for attacking, blocking, and controlling the opponent,
including locks, grappling, takedowns and throws.
"Do not be struck by others, do not strike others, and avoid
trouble at all costs". This
teaching is an essence of Goju-Ryu Karate-Do.
In other words, after acquiring physical strength, one's attitude towards
life should be the pursuits of a tranquil existence and an unfettered mind.
This state of peaceful coexistence between body and mind can be achieved
only after rigorous training and tireless efforts on the part of the student of
Ki Martial Arts Benefits:
Benefit men, women and
are not a belt factory, you earn your success
quickness, balance, and coordination.
- Develop stronger and more bone density
- Increase range of motion and
- Develop strong joints and mobility
- Improve balance
- Improve coordination and agility at any
your ability to concentrate,
your ability to focus leading to self-discipline, and
circulation and digestion
to reduce back and joint problems
to relieve stress
today's society it is becoming increasingly necessary to possess practical
and proven self-protections skills
is the most important trait for children to develop
will empower your child with the ability to make the right decision,
even when it isn't the most popular one
classes create confidence through real success.
classes help children to focus their energies and aggression
and psychologists very often prescribe martial arts training
to help children focus their energy in a positive manner.
with ADD, ADHD and other learning challenges learn to concentrate better
and expand on their attention span