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Ikann is consistency: the practice of continuing to work on goals until they are achieved. Without ikann, very little is achieved.
The shodo meditation lecture on Mokuteki — Goals 目的 is now available for both the general public and Goju Students.
Nen is the fundamental power of the "now mind" sharpening focus and increasing mindfulness.
Goals are the lighthouses of our ambition, guiding our daily actions so that we move towards achieving our ultimate life purposes.
Tuesday classes arrive on the NYC Dojo schedule! A full range of kids classes and Jishu for adults.
Missed the first shodo lecture in the Cycle of Four? The Goju Students section now has a live recording available for review.
Time is the most precious thing we have and Zen wa Isoge reminds us that rushing to accomplish our goals and pursue our purpose is vitally important to a satisfying life.
To have a purpose for living is the true measure of a satisfied and rich life; rather than striving for happiness, strive for purpose.
Every year, the dojo presents a unique cycle of four meditation+shodo lectures during the first four weeks of January.
A monument to Meitoku Yagi is being completed on Okinawa and Goju students have an opportunity to contribute to its construction and maintenance.
The 2023 Dojo Events Calendar has been released, with dates for Rank Testing, Seminars, Tournaments, and other special events.
Youth Kumite Class and Teens Kumite Class formally joins the schedule for 2023 on Monday afternoons.
The Koenkai 2023 Meeting will be held immediately following Kagami Biraki on Saturday, January 14, 2023.
The traditional dojo-wide group workout will be held on Saturday, January 14, 2023
Classes resume on Monday, January 9th
The dojo is excited to celebrate the Christmas and New Year's Holidays.
The last shodo lecture of 2022 reprises one of the most fundamental concepts in karatedo: the duality of karate, life, and the universe.
The Dojo Christmas Holiday Party will be held on Saturday, December 17th.
Indomitable persistence is the engine of karatedo.
The December 2022 Rank Testing will be held on December 17th.
The 2022 Holiday Fund donation drive has begun -- please give generously.
One of the fundamental goals of training in karatedo is to continually improve ourselves.
2022 Tameshiwari Tournament T-shirts Released.
Deep appreciation is one of the core tenets of karatedo.
The 2022 Edition of the Tameshiwari Tournament featured an incredible range of breaks.
The dojo will be closed in celebration of the Thanksgiving Day holiday.
Every year, the dojo produces a limited edition tshirt design for the Tameshiwari Tournament.
Moving forward sometimes requires us to close doors to parts of our past.
Goju Karate will observe the Veteran's Day Holiday on Friday, November 11th, and Monday, November 14th.
The Women’s Self Defense Seminar offers practical and real-world training for everyday women.
Style is the external representation of our true essence.
On the Eleventh Anniversary of the founding of Goju Karate, the 2022 Tameshiwari Tournament promises to be an exciting celebration.
The annual Tameshiwari Seminar returns on Saturday, November 12, 2022.
It is never too late to reach for the aspirations that define our lives.
These are the official, generally accepted rules for Tameshiwari (Breaking) Tournaments conducted since 2014.
Spending our resources wisely is one of the keys to a fulfilling life.
Rank testing is generally held at the New York City dojo, and includes both written and physical tests.
Serenity is a mind that is mirror-like and reflects without being changed fundamentally.
Kids train in costume on Halloween Day!
Reality can’t compete with our imagined expectations; on the other hand, our imagination can power a new reality.
The dojo will be closed for the Columbus Day holiday.
Sometimes the correct path ahead is not the most direct one.
Regular Saturday Class Schedule resumes October 1st.
We can be the main character on the stage of life, writing our own script and having a massive impact.
Ranking in martial arts can be mysterious, but a few simple rules helps explain everything clearly and concisely.
Tuesday Evening Classes will be Livestreamed as well as in-person in NYC.
It is important to plan for "what comes next" once we achieve our goals.
Blackbelt Week 2022 starts September 19th, and offers classes every day of the week.
One of the surest methods to increase something is to measure it.
Students seeking an in-person early afternoon class now have three new options.
Goju Karate’s livestream schedule continues expanding.
There are three major tools we have in meditation in karatedo. Shikantaza is one of those tools.
Goju Karate will be closed throughout the Labor Day weekend.
Our perspective of what is important can sometimes be obscured by distractions and unimportant matters.
Based on a famous parable from China and Japan, the changing nature of luck is illustrated.
In a major upgrade to the dojo’s student systems, Goju Karate has deployed Launchpad’s new community software.
As rising costs spread throughout the US economy, the dojo must also keep pace with inflation.
An experimental evening livestream class will be presented.
Wabi 侘 is a celebration of simplicity and a core concept in karatedō
The new GOJUKARATE.COM unveils a range of new features including real-time schedules, video, book excerpts, and much more.
The video and lecture notes from the ground-breaking Karatedo Seminar 2022 are now available.
In the spring of 2020, we needed a way to support our young karateka, many of whom were shut-in. So we made a video.
New videos on the Junbi Undo (stretching and flexibility training) are now available in the GOJUKARATE.COM students section
If indeed we "reap what we sow" then it is very important to choose what seeds we plant.
Blackbelt Week is a Goju Karate tradition that occurs in the early Autumn, and gives students of all ranks a chance to experience a week of extraordinary training opportunities.
Gasshuku is the dojo's summer break and generally occurs in August of every year.
Rank testing is generally held at the New York City dojo, and includes both written and physical tests. The August rank test includes a special blackbelt portion.
Ultimately, it is our strong spirit and well-executed technique that brings victory.
The 2022 Fourth of July holiday break begins on June 29th.
Rank Testing occurs approximately every two months and offers karateka who have been invited to test an opportunity to advance in rank.
Blackbelt testing occurs once a year, by invitation only.
Nanakorobi Yaoki literally means “fall down seven times, get up eight times”, and is an expression of the deep and indomitable will of the karateka to continue persevering until success is at hand.
Kagami Biraki is the official start of the dojo year. Find out its fascinating history and unique place in karatedō.
Mindfulness is one of the keys to success and one of the most important traits we practice on and off the dojo floor.
Whether you're an experienced martial arts student or are thinking of pursuing your dream of becoming a karateka, you've come to the right place.
Goju Karate offers a full-range of adult classes that is especially welcoming to students who are new to martial arts – but also provides a strong range of challenging classes which will support even the most advanced blackbelt student.
Now, more than ever, kids need what karatedō delivers: training in focus, strong spirit, and the values of constant improvement and striving for worthwhile goals.
Interested in fulfilling an Olympic dream? Want to compete in karate tournaments in kata or kumite? Or are you interested in mixed martial arts competition? We have students committed to all those sports, and they train here, at Goju Karate.
Special students need special training, and Goju Karate is committed to providing that training, regardless of abilities.
Gasshuku is the dojo's summer break and generally occurs in August of every year.
Gasshuku is a traditional "summer break" that is a fixture of the standard dojo calendar around the globe.
Kau kizu tsubo 買う傷壷 was chosen as the Kagami Biraki message for 2017.
Self-reflection is a key to self-improvement but this can be challenging to achieve without the ability to observe ourselves clearly.
Itaidōshin 異体同心 was chosen as the Kagami Biraki message for 2020.
Endurance classes get a new tool for measuring progress.
One of the fundamental concepts in karatedo is ren ma, “constant improvement.” We strive to continually become better in all aspects of ourselves. A key part of constantly improving that is often overlooked is the importance of measuring and metrics. A fundamental truth of life is this: if you measure
As all of our students know, there is always free fruit at the Front Desk of the dojo. So far it’s been apples and oranges, but we may get more exotic occasionally. The fruit is completely free – staff and instructors encourage students (adults and kids and visitors) to take
The dojo floor is the great leveler that brings karateka from all walks of life onto a single stage.
Goju Karate is a non-profit enterprise dedicated to supporting and bringing karatedō to everyone.