Okinawan Goju-Ryu Karate
What you'll learn
- Okinawan Goju-Ryu Karate
- It is advised to obtain medical clearance from your doctor before performing the training and exercises presented within this course.
Goju-ryu is a traditional Okinawan style of karate founded in 1930 by Chōjun Miyagi. This style blends Okinawan and Chinese martial arts into a practice that incorporates both circular and linear movements into its curriculum, combining hard striking attacks such as kicks and closed hand punches with softer open hand circular techniques for attacking, blocking, and controlling the opponent.
This in-depth course covers the basic postures, blocks, strikes, and techniques for eight traditional Okinawan Goju-Ryu katas.
The following katas are presented:
Each kata is demonstrated three times. Firstly, the kata is demonstrated from the front (judges view) with an explanation of the techniques. Then it is performed at full speed from the front, and finally from the side so that the student can fully understand the kata and its applications. This course is an ideal teaching aid for review, rank testing, competition, and self-defense.
Grandmaaster Michael A. Stelzer holds several advanced ranks (10th Dan and above) in the styles of Tang Soo Do, Tae Kwon DO, Kali/Arnis, Kobudo, Kung Fu, Karate, and other various styles of martial arts. Currently, he has published over fifty books and instructional videos covering topics such as martial arts, the entertainment arts, math, and engineering.
Who this course is for:
- Martial artists
- Martial arts competitors
- Self-defense students
Michael Stelzer holds doctorate degrees in Electrical Engineering, Paranormal Science, and Cryptozoological Science. He began studying magic at a young age when he saw his first magician at the Eagles Christmas party. Currently he holds lifetime memberships in the following magical societies: Genii, Society of American Magicians, and the International Brotherhood of Magicians. He attends regular IBM Ring 46 (Seymour Davis Ring) meetings in Oklahoma City. Most recently, he has been performing ventriloquist acts as “Magical Mike” with his partners Ike and Harry True-man. Performance credits to his name include Pandemonium at Oklahoma City, Churches, and comedy clubs. Other interests include the participation in the following activities: Martial arts, professional wrestling, boxing, fencing, and bodybuilding.