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Moegster
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Styles: Yamaguchi Goju Ryu

PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 3:34 pm    Post subject: Goju Kai newbie Reply with quote

Hello everyone, I am a 36 years old Goju Kai newbie from the netherlands. I started with karate at te beginning of the COVID-19 period.. so had to train outside or follow some online classes but that didn't stop me. I hope to train many years and grow as a person. Furthermore, i hope to learn alot from other karateka's here, maybe get some advice

If there are any Goju Kai practicioners.. do you have any advice for a newbie? Advice on good reference materials? Videos, DVD's, books? My internet search on good reference materials only resulted in finding stuff from IOGKF But Goju Kai info is hard to find, so any advice on this matter would be more than welcome
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to KF, Moegster; glad that you're here!!



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2020 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome, Moegster! The best advise? Listen to your instructor, and practice, practice, practice at home!
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Moegster
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Styles: Yamaguchi Goju Ryu

PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bushido_man96 wrote:
Welcome, Moegster! The best advise? Listen to your instructor, and practice, practice, practice at home!


Thanks for the welcome peeps! Yes, I really like my sensei! The way he teaches feels very good, he always seems to be able to explain (complex) techniques in a way that a beginner can understand There is so much i want to learn!

I am also a Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto Ryu (Sugino line) student, and reference material helps to learn i.e. the pattern of a kata, or names of different strikes and stances. So for reviewing and practicing at home, good reference material can help alot

Nothing can replace a good sensei, a photo or video misses a lot of essential details. But it can help/support in one's learning proces.
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Joined: 23 May 2014
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

First, welcome to Karate Forums. The first text that springs to mind is Goju Ryu Karate: Karate Do Kyohan as written by Yamaguchi Gogen himself.

Giles Hopkins has done some good work on the applications of Goju-Ryu kata. I always highly recommend the works of Michael Clarke, and translations of old texts as done by Patrick McCarthy such as the Bubishi.
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Moegster
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Styles: Yamaguchi Goju Ryu

PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2020 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Update: I found (and ordered!) three books that seems to cover alot of the Goju Ryu (Goju Kai) basics and even advanced techniques. First is an oldie, Goju-Ryu Karate A visual guide to kumite techniques (By Goshi Yamaguchi). Second title is GOJU-RYU KATA SERIES vol.1, Japan Karatedo Gojukai Association. Third one is the same title as the last mentioned but then the vol. 2 version. They're great resources when at home wondering what the sensei explained or what order the moves in a certain kata were.. especially during covid lockdown, trying do keep practicing at home
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2020 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the update, Moegster! Glad you are sticking with it!
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2020 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Belated welcome to the group, Moegster!

Cheers,
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2020 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moegster wrote:
Update: I found (and ordered!) three books that seems to cover alot of the Goju Ryu (Goju Kai) basics and even advanced techniques. First is an oldie, Goju-Ryu Karate A visual guide to kumite techniques (By Goshi Yamaguchi). Second title is GOJU-RYU KATA SERIES vol.1, Japan Karatedo Gojukai Association. Third one is the same title as the last mentioned but then the vol. 2 version. They're great resources when at home wondering what the sensei explained or what order the moves in a certain kata were.. especially during covid lockdown, trying do keep practicing at home


Sounds like a great start to a library!
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