Neston Dojo practises traditional Goju Ryu Karate, the roots of which are directly traced to the early foundation of Karate in Okinawa. The club is run by Sensei Rob Kennedy a 5th Dan with over 25 years experience and who is a student of Sensei Tony Bewley a 7th Dan with over 35 years of experience in Goju Ryu Karate.
Gōjū-ryū (剛柔流?), is one of the main traditional Okinawan styles of karate featuring a combination of both hard & soft techniques. Go which means hard, refers to closed hand techniques or straight linear attacks; Ju which means soft, refers to open hand techniques and circular movements.
Each style of Karate is defined by the Kata’s they use, the list below is of the 12 Goju Ryu Kata’s that are studied at Neston Dojo.
1. Gekasai 1 kata
2. Gekasai 2 kata
3. Sanchin kata
4. Saifa kata
5. Sayunchin kata
6. Shisochin kata