Traditional Goju Kai Karate-do on the North Coast of N.S.W. Australia
Welcome to North Coast Goju Kai Karate-do (NCGK). We are a martial arts club with strong foundations in self defence through teaching the traditional Okinawan martial art of Goju Ryu Karate-do.
Goju Kai Karate-do history
The photo above shows the Founder of Goju Ryu - Chojun Miyagi (middle), the Founder of Goju Kai - Gogen Yamaguchi Kaiso (right) and our current Grand Master (son of Gogen Yamaguchi) - Goshi Yamaguchi Saiko Shihan.
Our Karate evolved from Naha-te, originating in Naha City, one of the three main regional areas on the Island of Okinawan. Chojun Miyagi was born in 1888 in Naha City and at the age of 14 he began to study Naha-te. After the death of his instructor, Miyagi went to China and studied White Crane, Shaolin-chuan, Tai Chi and Pakua, that are known today as Kung Fu. In 1929 the style was formally named Goju-Ryu (hard-soft style) karate. Goju-Ryu is the style we practice and Goju-Kai is the world wide association we belong to formally named I.K.G.A. (International Karate-Do Goju-Kai Association).