Chojun Miyagi Sensei and Goju Ryu History

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 introduced to the owner of […]

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Basic Japanese Sword Knowledge Seminar

This seminar is sponsored by Suishin-ryu Batto-do Shito-ryu Karate-do Genbu-kai and is open to everyone. Its going to be held August 15th 2021 in Santa Ana Dojo (848 N Parton, Santa Ana, 92701). in this event you are going to learn about Japanese swords from a leading and internationally recognized expert in japanese swords, Mike […]

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Sensei Quimby’s Seisan Kata Materclass

With this work, Sensei Chip Quimby (Uechi Ryu Okinawa Karate-Do Kyokai) details us how to correctly execute all Seisan segments and opens the door to several bunkai. This MasterClass contains 3 hours of video where it stops in each section of the kata, explaining the correct position of the base and the body, direction and […]

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Masters and Pioneers- Chuck Norris

The Chuck Norris Edition of the Martial Arts Masters & Pioneers Biography Book Second Edition.  pays tribute to Grandmaster Chuck Norris and Grandmaster Benny “The Jet” Urquidez along with over 200 martial artists for their contribution to the martial arts world. Link to Order

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A moment for Joe Lewis

On march 7th we remember the birthday of a great martial artist: Joe Lewis. He was a presenter at George Mattson’s SummerFest Camp, an inspiration to us all, very respected and loved by our comunity.

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How to apply joint locks to so-called “double-jointed” people

It is a common challenge for any Martial Artist to apply locks to people who are so flexible and don’t seem to feel the pain. In this video, Professor Patrick will show you how to make it work just as well on these individuals as it does on anyone else. If you like this video, […]

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Gogen “The Cat” Yamaguchi – “Emperor of the Scarlett Fist”

Gōgen Yamaguchi, was a Japanese martial artist and student of Gōjū-ryū Karate under Chōjun Miyagi. One of the most well-known Karate-dō masters from Japan, he founded the International Karate-dōGōjū Kai Association. In 1968, he was decorated by the Emperor of Japan with the Ranjū-Hōshō, the Blue Ribbon Medal of the fifth order of merit, for […]

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International Karate Day Seminars

On October 25, International Karate Day was celebrated around the world, commemorating the meeting of great masters that took place in Naha, Okinawa, in 1936, where this name was determined for the martial art developed on this island. Normally on this date there are exhibitions to celebrate, but this time the pandemic forced all karateka […]

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Peter Urban, America’s first tenth Dan

Peter George Urban was an American martial artist. He is considered the father of the Karate styles American Gōjū-ryū and U.S.A. Gōjū-ryū. Urban was one of only a small number of white students under Gōgen Yamaguchi. Controversially, he created an American Style of Gōjū-ryū without the permission of Yamaguchi. Urban joined the United States Navy […]

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