Goju Ryu Karate Do, Sports and Traditional Karate Do

Goju Ryu Karate Do, Sports and Traditional Karate Do from Goju Ryu Karate Do Association Of Singapore (Grkas)

By: Goju Ryu Karate Do Association Of Singapore (Grkas)  23/04/2010
Keywords: Health, Fitness , Lifestyle

The 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 志(Simplified Chinese)

In the peom that follows (translated in English), on the third line yo
u 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 and softness

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

1968 Goju-ryu karate was introduced in Singapore and classes were conducted 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.

1974 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 international level.

1987 Organised the first Goju-kai Karatedo International Tournament outside Japan, and is a registered affiliate of All Japan Karatedo Federation Gojukai.

1998 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.
2001 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 Chief Instructor.

2006 Karatedo Goju-ryu Club is renamed Goju-Ryu Karate-Do Association Singapore Sensei Sanny Yap took over as Chief

Keywords: Ancient Art, Fitness , Goju Ryu Karate, Health, Japan Karate, Lifestyle, Martial Art Coaching, Martial Art Training, Meditation, Self Confidence, Self Defense, Teamwork, Workout,

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