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Okinawa Gojuryu Karate Dojo 7020 Valle Pacifico Rd Salinas,CA 93907 (831) 320-3925
WELCOME TO THE GOJU RYU DOJO
We are happy that you are interested in learning self-defense by training with us at our dojo (the place where you learn the way) the martial art of Karate-do (the way of the empty hand) Before you become a member of our dojo we ask you to commit yourself to training for a minimum of twelve months. Why twelve months you ask? The most difficult part of training is the first sixty to ninety days because there are many body positions such as stances, blocks, punches and kicks that require many repetitions to achieve a good foundation before the application techniques can be taught. Then it takes time to develop the techniques that can be relied on in self-defense situations. In the past students have quit training within the first two to three months thus, wasting the Sensei (teacher) and their time. People always want a quick fix and the Hollywood vision of martial arts has not helped the matter at all. Destroying the enemy has become the preoccupation of many. If this is what you are looking for you are in the wrong place! True martial arts teach and develop character and the willingness to help others even their enemies. After the first period of training the application techniques are easy to learn and the more time spent training the better.

Do not be deceived what you are about to learn is very deadly and you must accept the responsibility that comes with such training. Therefore do not share your techniques to anyone outside the dojo; because when most beginners do so, they, because the lack of knowledge embarrasses themselves and the art. The art did not fail them they failed the art and its principles! 

"Humble yourself and come with an empty cup ready to be filled ."
King Sensei

The origin of our Karate-do comes from Okinawa and China and we choose for tradition sake to use Okinawan and Japanese terms (Okinawan's speak a Japanese dialect). We realize that you do not speak the language therefore pick up words by repetition and do not worry about them they will come naturally after a period of time.

PATIENCE
"YOU MUST, ABOVE ALL, LEARN THE ART OF TRUE AND REAL PATIENCE. FOLLOW THE WAY OF PATIENCE TO THE SEVENTH POWER AND NEVER BE IN A HURRY TO LEARN. ALWAYS THINK FIRST AND AVOID ACTING RASHLY. NEVER HARM ANYONE OR LET YOURSELF BE HARMED."
- MIYAGI CHOJUN (THE DEVELOPER OF OKINAWAN KARATE-DO GOJU-RYU)




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