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Bon
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2001 2:14 am    Post subject: okinawan go ju ru Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2001 6:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Goju Ryu is literally called hard-soft style. It is very hard with a sense of relaxation. A good focus on basics and power. If you wanna do something with kickboxing, do [word edited out]o-Ryu. It is more fluid, which is what you need.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2001 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

that dude meant shuto ryu...

I do Goju Ryu Karate under the boss of GoJu Ryu Australia - master Sal Ebanez (7th degree)... there's lots of kata and it's a little on the soft side but if u'r doing kickboxing at the same time u should enjoy it. Since u'r in Australia u'l probably hear of master ebanez.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2001 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Acutally it is called [word edited out]o-ryu. I didn't make a mistake, it just seemed like it. It is called that from Kenwa Mabuni's teachers two names characters. Ankho Itosu (Shi) and Higoanna (to). That is why it is like that. Shuto Ryu are just different variations.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2001 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Goju ryu is a hard and soft style which is circular in defense.
What is nice about goju ryu is that we evade the opponent attacks and that we don't meet force with force.

The stance in goju ryu are also deeper than the one found in shotokan. For instance, the stance "shiko dachi" comes to mind.

In short, goju ryu is interesting style and worth the try because it has a different perspective than shotokan.

(I'm a blue belt currently)
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2001 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am a brown belt in Shi-to Ryu (Shi-to is hyphenated for cencership issues). We also have deep stances. We too use Shiko Dachi a lot.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2001 8:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know that ****o ryu is similar to Goju ryu and that we have quite a few kata in common, but I can't remember what is main difference between the two styles.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2001 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shi-to ryu is a mixture of Goju-Ryu and Shorin Ryu. That is why they are similar

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2001 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If that is the case, then shi-to ryu has more hard element then goju ryu.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2001 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am currently taking Okinawan Go Ju Ryu in America. We also incorporte Go shin jitsu as well with the normal Go Ju Ryu. For us it takes about 4-6 years before we reach a black belt status. Then if we wish we can go to Okinawa to train and become a Sensi or Sampi for that matter. But like you guys say almost everything stems from the stances. I am interested to see how the rest of you guys or girls, belt colors progress. Our dojo starts white, orange, green, brown and then black. Also in between the belts there are three pieces of tape and then progress to the next color.

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