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The Lost Secrets of Okinawan Goju-ryu: What the Kata Shows

By Giles Hopkins, M.A.




The Lost Secrets of Okinawan Goju-ryu: What the Kata Shows

Okinawan karate’s true nature has been obscured in part by a change in its emphasis from a lethal self-defense system to a type of physical conditioning. By applying certain martial principles to the analysis of kata, one can rediscover the essence of Okinawan karate, and subsequently a different level of application.

SOURCE: Journal of Asian Martial Arts, Vol. 11 No. 4 (2002): 24 pages.


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