Want to learn karate ?
Its easy to see that Karate today has become saturated with different styles and twists from any “traditional” karate art form. One might be left thinking, “where do I being ?”
Okinawan Gojy Ryu Karate has proudly kept to the core of the traditional training methods dating back to founder of Okianwan Goju Ryu Karate, Chojun Miyagi Sensei. IOGKF (International Goju Ryu Karate Federation) strived to preserve the traditional art of Okinwan Goju Ryu Karate and still practices today in order to pass it down to the next generation. IOGKF has reached all corners of the globe and by training with us you will be taught the traditional styles and beliefs of this art form. Not only will you be able to learn as our previous generations did, you will also have the opportunity to train with, travel and meet the masters of all over the globe and in particular Okinawa Japan.
The Goals of the I.O.G.K.F.
- Preserve Traditional Okinawan Goju Ryu karate and pass it to the next generation
- Through karate training, add positive impact to our lives and improve our physical and mental abilities
- By teaching traditional karate, we educate our members to be better persons. By doing so, we help our society to be a better place to live
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”.