Why do we say ‘hitotsu’? Why do dojos have a dojo kun?
A short introduction to the Goju Ryu dojo kun, and what each line entails.
Be humble and polite Train considering your physical strength Practice earnestly with creativity Be calm and swift Take care of your health Live a plain life Do not be too proud or modest Continue your training with patience
Filmed during lockdown on FB Live, this is an introduction to the more severe bunkai hidden within Saifa, and recommended for more senior practitioners. Also filmed with our toddler rampaging in the dojo – karate family life!
Instructor: Ché Jagger 5th Dan, OGKK, Goju Ryu Dojo: Goju Ryu Karate Centre
The karate gi has a longer (and shorter) history than most people realize. We trace the famous angry white pajamas to their origins, explore the logic and history behind the use of white fabric, and the modern stylings of keiko-gi, and cover it in 10 minutes flat. Sort of.
May contain some opinions around hideous modern gi. Featuring: Japanese firefighters, Florence Nightingale, 5 famous Sensei, Wimbledon, Cobra Kai and the Battle of Okinawa. PS: The cards don’t pop up if you watch this on a TV, so you can watch our gi-cleaning guide here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1qJ0… As for the weird floating arrow, and the random text card – I can’t fix those without losing this video. Forgive me, I’m learning as I go.
I have started making videos based on my blog posts, and learning a great deal in the progress.
I enjoy the extra research, choosing pictures and going down rabbit holes of knowledge as I go. The one above was particularly time-consuming, but I am proud of the end result, even if it is a bit glitchy.
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