Goju Ryu Embroidery


On May 30th, 1930, a Martial Arts Demonstration was held in Tokyo to celebrate the ascension of the new emperor. Chojun Miyagi Sensei sent his top student, Jin’an Shinzato, to demonstrate their form of karate perhaps because he suffered terribly from sea-sickness, and did not want to make the long journey for a single event. After a powerful performance of Sanchin and Sesan, Shinzato was asked the name of his style, which at that time they referred to only as TI or fist.

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On his return to Okinawa, Shinzato told his teacher about this, and Miyagi Sensei decided that they needed a name for their karate.“Within the text of the Bubishi there are eight Kenpo Haku (martial poems). A line from one of these reads: “Ho go ju dento” (the way of inhaling is hardness and softness). Given the nature of Miyagi’s style, containing as it did hard and soft techniques with a strong emphasis on breathing, GOJU seemed to be an ideal name. 

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Gyosho, Kaisho


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Left Chest, Lower Lapel