Goju.co.uk is based in Hemel Hempstead, we pride ourselves in being a friendly and open club.
People of all ages and abilities are welcome and we are keen to attract more women to the art.
You may be a complete beginner or seasoned martial artist just come along and do your best. The club is based on the principals, Katas and techniques of Goju ryu.
Other karate & fighting systems are also studied such as Ju Jitsu, Capoeira, Judo, Western Boxing & M.M.A.
However, we are not interested in the more violent, brutal aspects of some of the modern day sports. Nor do we partake in competition. We spar and fight in a controlled manner so as to avoid injury and gain skills.
True Martial Arts and Karate cannot be achieved through violence and brutal competition for the gain of a trophy or prize money.
The art of Karate should be about 'overcoming the self' the development of the Character and improved personality.
Self defense is not the same as combat. We do not wish to fight nor do we wish to provoke attack, nor partake in competition, quite the opposite.