The shools of Goju-Ryu are using mainly the Kata of Naha-te school from Kanryo Higashionna. It   was   Chojun   Mijagi   who   found   the   Gekisai   Kata   and   the   Tensho   and   did   add   them   to   the   style.   Tensho   he   did   develop   probably   based   on his studies of Rokkishu Kata. Also the Taikyoku Kata aren't in the curriculum of the traditional style of Naha-te. There   are   two   Versions   of   Kata   Sanchin.   One   with   open   hands   and   one   with   closed   fists.   The   versions   using   fists   has   been   created   to   make   it easier for the students to learn the highly isometric tension of the Kata.
Taikyoku Gedan Taikyoku Chudan Taikyoku Jodan Taikyoku Kake Uke Taikyoku Mawashi Uke Gekisai Dai Ichi Gekisai Dai Ni
Sanchin Saifa Sanseiru Seienchin Seisan Shisochin Seipai Kururunfa Suparimpei Tensho
Sanchin Saifa Sanseiru Seienchin Seisan Shisochin Seipai Kururunfa Suparimpei
Original Kata of Naha- te used by Kanryo Higashionna
Anker History of Goju-Ryu Goju-Ryu   is   based   on   the   Karate   of   the   Naha-te   from   Kanryo   Higashionna's.   Kanryo   Higashionna   was   known   as   the   famous   master   of okinawas   Naha-te.   One   of   his   students   was   Chojun   Miyagi.   Although   Higa   Seiko   was   in   the   first   place   as   the   heir   of   Higashionna's   school,   it was   Chojun   Miyagi   who   had   the   most   influence   in   the   development   of   Naha-te.   So   he   did   create   Kata   Tensho,   which   is   known   today   as   a Naha-te Kata and means to be the counterpart of Sanchin. Like   Gichin   Funakoshi   and   Kenwa   Mabuni   Chojun   Miyagi   went   to   Japan   for   to   teach   Karate.   He   went   to   Osaka,   the   city   where   also   Kenwa Mabni did live. Like   Chojun   Miyagi   also   Kenwa   Mabuni   was   a   student   of   Kanryo   Higashionna.   And   in   fact   there   is   handed   down   that   there   was   a   friendship between   both   masters   and   also   a   kind   of   teamwork.   From   sources   of   Shito-Ryu   masters   is   known   that   Mabuni   did   use   the   name   Goju-Ryu for his style. And as Chojun Miyagi did create the Tensho which he did show to Mabuni, Mabuni  added the Kata to his school. As basic Kata for the beginnig of the Karate lessons Miyagi did also develop the Gekisai Dai Ichi and Gekisai Dai Ni. There   is   a   tale   about   the   name   Goju   Ryu   was   found.   According   to   this   story   a   student   of   Chojun   Miyagi   did   show   the   art   of   Naha-te   Karate to   some   japanese   experts   of   Martial   Art.   After   he   had   done   it,   he   was   asked   for   the   name   of   this   style.   Because   of   the   fact   that   Miyagi hadn't   given   yet   a   name   to   his   style   the   student   found   in   a   moment   the   name   Hanko-Ryu.   The   meaning   of   Hanko   is   half   heavy.   Because   of the   specialities   of   Naha-te   which   use   hard   principles   as   well   as   soft   ones   the   name   Hanko-Ryu   was   close   to   the   nature   of   Naha-te.   And probably based on this thouhgts Miyagi found the name Goju-Ryu. But   because   of   this   that   Mabuni   did   firstly   use   Goju-Ryu   for   his   Karate   it   can   be   possible   that   there   was   no   separation   in   the   schools   of Mabuni   and   Miyagi   in   case   of   using   a   name.   In   fact   in   Mabuni's   style   we   find   the   complete   system   of   the   Kata   of   the   present   Goju-Ryu except the Taikyoku Kata and the Gekisai Dai Ni. Before   world   war   two   Gogen   Yamaguchi   met   Chojun   Miyagi   and   was   very   impressed   of   his   Karate.   So   Gogen   Yamaguch   did   spend   his   life   for to   spread   Goju-Ryu   and   did   continue   Miyagis   work   after   Miyagi   went   back   to   Okinawa.   Because   of   this   work   Gogen   Yamaguchi   got   more famous   worldwide   as   the   founder   of   the   style   Miyagi   himself.   But   probably   this   was   based   on   Miyagi's   personality.   So   it's   known   that   he went   to   a   small   village   after   world   war   two   for   to   live   in   silent.   He   did   take   over   easy   works   and   didn't   show   that   he   was   the   famous   Karate master   Chojun   Miyagi.   But   finally   he   was   found   by   someone   who   did   know   him   and   Miyagi   wasn't   in   silent   any   more.   This   story   can   give   a hint   to   the   theory   that   Miyagi's   personality   was   with   a   big   part   of   modesty   with   no   interest   to   be   famous.   And   this   is   close   to   the   philosopy of the old Karate Do. On   the   other   hand   the   fame   of   Gogen   Yamaguchi   which   he   got   because   of   story's   about   fights   and   prisonship   in   world   war   two   and   his legendary   skills   of   fighting,   which   gave   him   the   nickname   the   cat,   did   help   to   spread   Goju-Ryu   worldwide.   So   much   this   intention   was   in   his heart that he gave names which have a meaning in a philosophic connection to the Goju-Ryu to his 3 sons. After   Yamaguchi   passed   away   it   came   to   a   separation   in   the   Goju-Ryu.   And   now   we   find   several   schools   of   Goju-Ryu   today.   Some   have   the names   Goju-Kai   or   Goju-Kan.   And   also   in   Okinawa,   where   normally   only   traditionell   names   are   used,   the   name   Goju-Ryu   is   common.   One   of the greatest masters of the present Goju-Ryu is Morio Higaonna.
The   shools   of   Goju-Ryu   are   using   mainly   the   Kata   of   Naha-te   school from Kanryo Higashionna. It   was   Chojun   Mijagi   who   found   the   Gekisai   Kata   and   the   Tensho   and did   add   them   to   the   style.   Tensho   he   did   develop   probably   based   on his   studies   of   Rokkishu   Kata.   Also   the   Taikyoku   Kata   aren't   in   the curriculum of the traditional style of Naha-te. There   are   two   Versions   of   Kata   Sanchin.   One   with   open   hands   and one   with   closed   fists.   The   versions   using   fists   has   been   created   to make   it   easier   for   the   students   to   learn   the   highly   isometric   tension   of the Kata.
Taikyoku Gedan Taikyoku Chudan Taikyoku Jodan Taikyoku Kake Uke Taikyoku Mawashi Uke Gekisai Dai Ichi Gekisai Dai Ni
Sanchin Saifa Sanseiru Seienchin Seisan Shisochin Seipai Kururunfa Suparimpei Tensho
Sanchin Saifa Sanseiru Seienchin Seisan Shisochin Seipai Kururunfa Suparimpei
Original Kata of Naha- te used by Kanryo Higashionna
Anker History of Goju-Ryu Goju-Ryu    is    based    on    the    Karate    of    the    Naha-te    from    Kanryo Higashionna's.   Kanryo   Higashionna   was   known   as   the   famous   master of    okinawas    Naha-te.    One    of    his    students    was    Chojun    Miyagi. Although   Higa   Seiko   was   in   the   first   place   as   the   heir   of   Higashionna's school,   it   was   Chojun   Miyagi   who   had   the   most   influence   in   the development   of   Naha-te.   So   he   did   create   Kata   Tensho,   which   is known   today   as   a   Naha-te   Kata   and   means   to   be   the   counterpart   of Sanchin. Like   Gichin   Funakoshi   and   Kenwa   Mabuni   Chojun   Miyagi   went   to Japan   for   to   teach   Karate.   He   went   to   Osaka,   the   city   where   also Kenwa Mabni did live. Like   Chojun   Miyagi   also   Kenwa   Mabuni   was   a   student   of   Kanryo Higashionna.   And   in   fact   there   is   handed   down   that   there   was   a friendship   between   both   masters   and   also   a   kind   of   teamwork.   From sources   of   Shito-Ryu   masters   is   known   that   Mabuni   did   use   the   name Goju-Ryu   for   his   style.   And   as   Chojun   Miyagi   did   create   the   Tensho which he did show to Mabuni, Mabuni  added the Kata to his school. As   basic   Kata   for   the   beginnig   of   the   Karate   lessons   Miyagi   did   also develop the Gekisai Dai Ichi and Gekisai Dai Ni. There   is   a   tale   about   the   name   Goju   Ryu   was   found.   According   to   this story   a   student   of   Chojun   Miyagi   did   show   the   art   of   Naha-te   Karate to   some   japanese   experts   of   Martial   Art.   After   he   had   done   it,   he   was asked   for   the   name   of   this   style.   Because   of   the   fact   that   Miyagi hadn't   given   yet   a   name   to   his   style   the   student   found   in   a   moment the   name   Hanko-Ryu.   The   meaning   of   Hanko   is   half   heavy.   Because of   the   specialities   of   Naha-te   which   use   hard   principles   as   well   as   soft ones   the   name   Hanko-Ryu   was   close   to   the   nature   of   Naha-te.   And probably based on this thouhgts Miyagi found the name Goju-Ryu. But   because   of   this   that   Mabuni   did   firstly   use   Goju-Ryu   for   his   Karate it   can   be   possible   that   there   was   no   separation   in   the   schools   of Mabuni   and   Miyagi   in   case   of   using   a   name.   In   fact   in   Mabuni's   style we   find   the   complete   system   of   the   Kata   of   the   present   Goju-Ryu except the Taikyoku Kata and the Gekisai Dai Ni. Before   world   war   two   Gogen   Yamaguchi   met   Chojun   Miyagi   and   was very   impressed   of   his   Karate.   So   Gogen   Yamaguch   did   spend   his   life for   to   spread   Goju-Ryu   and   did   continue   Miyagis   work   after   Miyagi went   back   to   Okinawa.   Because   of   this   work   Gogen   Yamaguchi   got more   famous   worldwide   as   the   founder   of   the   style   Miyagi   himself. But   probably   this   was   based   on   Miyagi's   personality.   So   it's   known that   he   went   to   a   small   village   after   world   war   two   for   to   live   in   silent. He   did   take   over   easy   works   and   didn't   show   that   he   was   the   famous Karate   master   Chojun   Miyagi.   But   finally   he   was   found   by   someone who   did   know   him   and   Miyagi   wasn't   in   silent   any   more.   This   story can   give   a   hint   to   the   theory   that   Miyagi's   personality   was   with   a   big part   of   modesty   with   no   interest   to   be   famous.   And   this   is   close   to the philosopy of the old Karate Do. On   the   other   hand   the   fame   of   Gogen   Yamaguchi   which   he   got because   of   story's   about   fights   and   prisonship   in   world   war   two   and his   legendary   skills   of   fighting,   which   gave   him   the   nickname   the   cat, did   help   to   spread   Goju-Ryu   worldwide.   So   much   this   intention   was   in his   heart   that   he   gave   names   which   have   a   meaning   in   a   philosophic connection to the Goju-Ryu to his 3 sons. After   Yamaguchi   passed   away   it   came   to   a   separation   in   the   Goju- Ryu.   And   now   we   find   several   schools   of   Goju-Ryu   today.   Some   have the    names    Goju-Kai    or    Goju-Kan.    And    also    in    Okinawa,    where normally   only   traditionell   names   are   used,   the   name   Goju-Ryu   is common.   One   of   the   greatest   masters   of   the   present   Goju-Ryu   is Morio Higaonna.
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