Goju Ryu is a close combat martial arts fighting system that comprises punches, kicks, elbows, knees, take-downs, submissions, and pressure point applications used to subdue an opponent all while using the least amount of energy possible. Classes include stretching, strength training, weight training, self-defense techniques, kata (set forms and prearranged fighting scenarios used to discipline the mind and body), partner exercises, and sparring. Goju Ryu is one of the few traditional styles of karate that is still practiced in its original form and taught strictly in accordance with Okinawan tradition. This martial art form builds both physical and mental strength. Goju Ryu is highly effective as a self-defense system as well as a close fighting technique used in real combat.
The Matayoshi Kobudo weapons system distinguishes itself from the other weapons courses due to its emphasis on a true fighting application and its rich traditional heritage. Kobudo uses an extensive array of weapons that include the Bo (staff), Sai, Tunfa (police baton), Nunchaku (nunchucks), Kama (sickles), Ueku (boat oar), and three-section staff.
Weapons training is a great added line of defense in extreme situations where any object can be used to your advantage. Kobudo is available to both adults and children and is taught in a safe controlled environment. Our weapons training courses will help develop dexterity, physical strength, mental focus, and above all a new found respect for ALL WEAPONS.
At our Okinawan martial arts academy, we actively promote both a moral and ethical code of conduct that approaches the way of bushido.