Karate Academy Goju Ryu Karate-Do Welcomes You!
Karate Academy was formed by Sensei Aamar Rajpoot at the age of 19 with the first dojo opening in his local area of Slough. The aim behind our academy is to develop good Karate amongst our students and empower them with attributes which will help them throughout life.
We teach the style of Goju Ryu which was founded by Chojun Miyagi Sensei in 1933 in Okinawa. Nearly 100 years on we now find many different styles of Karate – Goju Ryu being the original.
Karate Academy Goju Ryu Karate-Do offers instructors whom have collectively over 50+ years of experience training as black belts.
Benefits of Karate Mentally
Benefits of Karate Physically
Goju Ryu Karate
Success in Karate requires much more than just physical adeptness. Some of the mental and character traits developed through Karate training are;
Chojun Miyagi Sensei believed that “the ultimate aim of karate-do was to build character, conquer human misery, and find spiritual freedom”.
He stated that it was important to balance training for self-defense with “training the mind, or cultivating the precept karate-do ni sente nashi (‘there is no first strike in karate’)”; he also emphasized the importance of “cultivating intellect before strength”.
Miyagi chose the name Goju-ryu (“go” meaning “hard” and “ju” meaning “soft”), to emphasize that his style integrated both “hard” and “soft” styles. Goju applies not just to karate, but to life in general; only hardness or only softness will not enable one “to deal effectively with the fluctuations of life”. When blocking, “the body is soft and inhaling”; when striking, the body is “hard and exhaling”.
(reference wikipedia goju ryu)