name Goju-Ryu was derived from a Chinese kempo (chuan fa) peom of an
ancient text called the "Bubishi". The proper Chinese translation would
be "Wu Bi Shii" 武備志(Traditional
Chinese) or 武备
In the peom that follows (translated in English), on the third line you can find the statement of Goju.
The mind is one with Heaven & Earth
The Circulatory rhythm of the body is
similar to the cycle of the Sun & the Moon
The way of inhaling & exhaling is hardness
Act in accordance with time and change
Techniques will occur in the absence of conscious thought
The feet must advance & retreat, seperat & meet
The eye do not miss even the slightest change
The ears listen well in all directions
Goju-ryu karate was introduced in Singapore and classes
at Chinese YMCA in Palmer Road with Sensei H. Maekawaas its first Chief
Instructor. Under Sensei Maekawa's instructorship, Singapore national
team obtained 1st Runner –up in the Asian Pacific Karate
Championship in 1973.
Sensei Horiuchi took over from Sensei Maekawa who returned to Japan.
Sensei Horiuchi was credited for training senior black belters to
eventually take over from him and upgrading the competition standard to
Organised the first Goju-kai Karatedo International Tournament outside
Japan, and is a registered affiliate of All Japan Karatedo Federation
The Metropolitan YMCA decides to phase out Martial Arts in all its
programmes. Regrettably, the practitioners were forced to look for
greener pastures. Formation of Singapore Scout Goju-ryu Karatedo Club
in partnership with the Singapore Scout Association.
The Singapore Scout Goju-ryu Karatedo Club was dissolved. This led to
the formation of Zenshinren Gojuryu Association .
2002 The Goju-ryu
karatedo Club was established and Sensei Ng Meng Seah took over as
Karatedo Goju-ryu Club is renamed Goju-Ryu Karate-Do Association
Singapore Sensei Sanny Yap took over as Chief