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Sanchin: The Jewel of Goju-ryu

Sanchin: The Jewel of Goju-ryu

This article taken from the International Okinawan Goju-ryu website.┬áSome say the meaning of sanchin (“three battles”) relates to the three journeys of life: Developing body, mind and spirit. Through proper martial arts training, one properly learns to develop her or his body through exercise and practise of kata/forms. Later, one begins to understand the true […]

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History

This content is from iogkf-usa.com: The art of Naha-te, founded by Kanryo Higaonna Sensei, forms the basis of Goju Ryu Karate. Kanryo Higaonna Sensei was born in 1853 and was part of the lower gentry. He longed to study in China the art of Chinese Kempo, however, was lacking in financial means until he was […]

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