Gojyu Ryu Karate-do seeks balance through physical conditioning and exploration of traditional martial arts philosophy.
Meibukan Gojyu Karate Winnipeg Dojo offers a respectful learning environment for men and women of all ages. Basic techniques, kata and self-defence application form the core curriculum of the program.
The Children's Program offers discipline, focus and fun. The children learn about community through cooperation and teamwork.A self defense, anti-bullying and anti-gang approach is an intregal part of the curriculum.
This traditional Okinawa karate program is offered to both the children and parent/guardian members active in home schooling.
Registration is accepted at the Dojo on an ongoing basis. Karate is a personal lifestyle choice. You and/or your family member(s) may therefore begin classes at any time throughout the year.
At our Dojo, instruction is provided in the traditional art of karate, which is viewed as “a way of life”, as well as a method of self-defense. This specific style named “Gojyu” translates as “Go”, meaning hard and “Ju”, meaning soft. Gojyu-ryu is one of the first three styles of karate formally recognized as such. It was the first to be officially named. This style of karate emphasizes the importance of personal development and the self-defense aspects of martial arts in a non-competitive, non-sport environment, as opposed to the competitive styles which have proliferated in North America.
The roots of Meibukan Gojyu Karate and the principles of Gojyu-ryu go back to China, Okinawa and Japan. The fluidity of Chinese White Crane Kenpo, the basics of the southern Shaolin (temple) of China, the northern Chinese techniques of smooth Hakke Sho palm techniques, and Tai Chi Chaun have all contributed to Gojyu-ryu practice and philosophy.
Found within this system of karate are elements of Judo, Ju-Jutsu and Kung Fu. Circular blocking techniques, powerful punches and kicks, and the utilization of joint locks, arm bars and throwing techniques characterize this martial art. Additionally we focus on proper breathing methods to cleanse, strengthen and tap into our internal health.
At the Dojo you will train in street self-defense tactics and kobudo (weapons). Benefits of training at our Dojo include strengthening, toning and flexibility of the body; mental discipline; confidence building and developing the “Yes, I can!” attitude.
You and your family are very important to us. At the Meibukan Gojyu Karate Winnipeg Dojo, you will always receive personal attention and the highest quality of instruction.
He has been my son's karate instructor for almost 4 years. He makes an exceptional effort to get to know the families of the kids who attend his classes and makes everyone feel welcome. He is more than an instructor or a business owner. I am proud that he is a role model for my son.
– Kelly Thibodeau, mother of a student
Kim is an amazing person and karate instructor. I trained under his instruction for 10 years and received my first and second degree black belt with Kim as my instructor. I came from a different style in which I was disenchanted with but one class with Sensei Kim and I was sold. He is a positive and encouraging instructor. He has a way of making you feel important and that you are doing great. I would highly recommend Kim and his club if you are at all interested in Karate training.
– Brian Bernacki, student
Not only is Kim a natural Coach figure and Great example to the kids, he also has a way of spending time with individual youth to build up their self esteam. Thanks Kim, you helped my Daughter through some tough times.
– Kara K, mother of a student