Video: Warm ups and Exercises for Goju Ryu

Warm ups, or jumbi undo, are an essential part of karate. Proper warm ups improve our flexibility, strength and agility, and help reduce injuries. This is just a small snippet to help instructors and students improve their warm ups. Includes exercises to improve your stances, hip flexibility and vibration to improve power.

Intro to Saifa Kata

Saifa is traditionally the third kata taught in Goju Ryu, and the name translates to “smash and tear”.

Welcome to Saifa 101! This is a step-by-step walkthrough of the kata, explaining the finer points of the kata as taught in our OGKK affiliated dojo. Learn the stepping, hand techniques and subtle detail of this beautiful and deadly kata.

Once you’ve watched this, please check out our Saifa bunkai video to expand your knowledge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGrr3…

Instructor:
Che Jagger, 5th Dan, OGKK
Head instructor and owner,
Goju Ryu Karate Centre

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Video producer:
Zoe Jagger-Hinis, 2nd Dan, OGKK
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Video: What the Goju Ryu Dojo Kun Means

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

Instructor: Zoe Jagger-Hinis 2nd Dan, Goju Ryu OGKK Gauteng, South Africa
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Video: Goju Ryu Seiyunchin Bunkai

Three moves, many bunkai – we take some signature moves from Seiyunchin and demonstrate bunkai oyo.

This is one of the twelve kata of Goju Ryu, and is usually used as a grading kata from purple belt onwards, depending on the federation.

Instructor: Che Jagger 5th Dan, OGKK

Uke: Zoe Jagger-Hinis 2nd Dan, OGKK
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Video: 12 Towel Training Exercises

Hojo undo is using what you have to supplement your karate. We’ve come up with 12 exercises you can teach and do using a simple towel.

Let us know in the comments what ideas you come up with!

Instructor: Zoe Jagger-Hinis 2nd Dan, OGKK, Goju Ryu
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Video: Saifa Bunkai

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

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Video: Geki Sai Dai Ichi Bunkai

Just because it is the first kata, that doesn’t mean it has boring bunkai.

Three bunkai oyo applications for the first kata in Goju Ryu, including throws! With demonstrations by karate spouses included.

Instructor: Che Jagger, 5th Dan OGKK Goju Ryu

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Video: Geki Sai Dai Ni Bunkai

Take-downs, chokes and grabs – all hidden (in plain sight!) in Geki Sai Dai Ni.

This kata is often overlooked due to its status as a beginner kata, but for the curious practitioner, Geki Sai Dai Ni holds many fascinating bunkai.

Featuring: slides from Bubishi! A toddler performing a Naruto run! A husband and wife doing karate!

Instructor: Che Jagger, 5th Dan Goju Ryu
Filmed at Goju Ryu Karate Centre

Video: Kakie and Shisochin Kata

Kakie, the pushing hands technique, is often neglected, or used too simply as just a conditioning exercise. We chip a little off the bunkai iceberg by showing how kakie can be used to tease the bunkai out of Shisochin, a senior kata specific to Goju Ryu, and brought back from mainland China by Kanryo Higashionna Sensei.

We pick out just 3 moves from this graceful, but deadly kata, and show how you can use kakie to effectively implement the bunkai hidden just under the surface of the kata.

Instructor: Che Jagger 5th Dan, OGKK
Filmed at Goju Ryu Karate Centre, Florida, Johannesburg.

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Video: Goju Ryu Basics for Beginners

Want to learn karate? Don’t know where to start? This video introduces you to the very basics of Goju Ryu, the building blocks upon which everything is built.

Learn how to punch, block and step, as well as understand why seemingly complicated moves help you learn excellent basics. With Japanese terms explained and clear explanations, this is the ideal starting point for anyone interested in karate, Goju Ryu, and fighting basics.

Instructor: Che Jagger

5th Dan, OGKK, Goju Ryu

Instructor since 1999

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