11/15/2006 9:34pm, #11
- Join Date
- Oct 2006
- Tucson, AZ
well canuck i dont think its typical of all goju schools, the one in that video is the main dojo for goju in okinawa so im sure thats why its so vamped up.
im pretty certain the conditioning is every class in all schools, but the extent of conditioing probably varies from school to school.
no idea about the sparring that why im hoping a goju guy will come and answer these.
11/15/2006 10:47pm, #12
goju-ryu taught me everything i know about striking!
now, i only took maybe half a dozen lessons in goju.. so i know nothing.
well, i know to uh, contribute my hips to my punches.
anyway, my impression was that the instructors really knew their stuff, as far as body mechanics and power generation go.
i really only disliked the over-emphasis on traditional blocking and okinawan weapons.
since then i've done some shotokan, and every time i visit the shotokan dojo in hopes of learning something, i always get the same lesson on traditional blocking. guh.
anyway, the goju-ryu i've seen was a lot more serious (and less chi-blasting and mcdojoish) than the shotokan i've seen.
of course that doesn't speak the final word for either style.
in any case, axelton, goju-ryu struck me as pretty cool. very hardcore, despite being, you know, krotty. =)
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11/16/2006 11:14am, #13
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- Apr 2006
My style is part of the Shorin-ryu lineage. We had at least one hard sparring class almost every day, and the serious students all spar hard outside of class, often with folks who practice other styles (including boxing, kickboxing, Kyokushin, Muay Thai, Judo, and BJJ). Most serious students also have competed under various rule-sets (including kickboxing but not including MMA).
I can't say whether that's typical of Shorin-ryu elsewhere.
11/16/2006 9:51pm, #14
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- Sep 2006
I did Goju for three and half years, there's a good instructor about an hour from where I live, i still try to make a few visits here and there, he holds training seminars evry few months.
I dont know how often his students spar, but i know they do some grappling as well. The last time I went to one of is seminars, it consisted of mostly traditional conditioning drills. I put in a decent amount of training and am in decent shape, but his students made me look like a *****. The instructor himself is a fifty some year old asian guy about 5'5" and he's very quick, strong, and has great technique.
Anyhow, at the Goju dojo i trained at in college, we did the conditioning drills shown in the video, but not to extent shown. We sparred once a week, and for the most part it was pretty light. Occassionally myself, my instructor, and the muay thai boxer in the class would throw a little harder.
I am not sure what affilation the dojo in the vid belonged to, maybe meibukan, but it wasn't IOGKF. A lot, though not all, IOGKF instructors place heavy emphasis on body conditioning. I believe that the Chojun Miyagi festivals still hold a full contact tournament, though unlike kyokushin, they do pad up. However, IOGKF generally doesn't place a lot of emphasis on competition karate.
11/16/2006 11:13pm, #15
- Join Date
- Nov 2004
- Bouncing around Canada
Depending on what province I'm in I train either Uechi-ryu or Shorin-ji ryu. Both training atmospheres appear to produce hard men, I give the technical edge to shorin-ji, but in terms of toughness and rigor, Uechi is where its at.
11/17/2006 12:27am, #16
I'm pretty sure I can crush the local Uechi-Ryu kids, but real knockdown karate isn't very popular in the karate haven of Suburbia.
11/17/2006 12:37am, #17Originally Posted by TehDeadlyDimMakカンフー
11/17/2006 12:51am, #18Originally Posted by Axelton
I want to be that tough little Sensei. What fun. Beat the **** out of big fat haole black belts. Wait a minute, I am a big fat haole black belt!
I used to hate that arm smash exercises. Sensei would look so disgusted when I wimpered and moaned."Preparing mentally, the most important thing is, if you aren't doing it for the love of it, then don't do it." - Benny Urquidez
11/17/2006 12:58am, #19
patfromlogan is a haole. I had no idea. When are you coming back to the mainland where you belong. Haole.カンフー
11/17/2006 11:30am, #20Originally Posted by Mr. Jones
But I'm in Utah, where live. I'll be on the Sunny Isles Dec 13 - Jan 8th this winter. Hell of a time to miss the high rockies snow and freezing fog.
(reminds self to bring white belt - if you want to know any more search throwdowns... something about an evil Hawaiian telling me to wear my black belt - it really impressed Prof. Emperado!)
Last edited by patfromlogan; 11/17/2006 11:33am at ."Preparing mentally, the most important thing is, if you aren't doing it for the love of it, then don't do it." - Benny Urquidez