Berwyn Heights Okinawan Goju-Ryu Club
My review for the Berwyn Heights Goju-Ryu Club. Small right now, but growing steadily!
The BHOGRC was founded in January, 2009, by Sensei Leon Swain, a 25+ year practictioner of Goju-ryu. Sensei Swain has trained under Sensei Jeff Furman. In April 2009, the BHOGRC was admitted into the Sho-Rei-Shobu-Kan Budo Organization, founded by Shihan John Roseberry.
Classes are once a week, and are attended by both adults and children. Practice is not for pro-level competition, but rather for instruction in traditional Goju-Ryu and self-defense.
Regarding the "Aliveness" rating, there are partner-compliant drills, but no point sparring. Board-breaking is performed occasionally to show the effect of proper form, as opposed to ego-driven aims.
Last edited by M-7; 6/25/2009 5:39am at .