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Added by Dave McNeill on July 13, 2017 at 9:23am — No Comments
Two new Black Belts in Goju-Shorei. Cesar Schinzing kneeling on the left and John Mayes kneeling on the right. They worked hard, overcoming injuries, to get to this point and their promotion was well deserved.
Middle Row left to right;…
All Goju-Shorei students and instructors in Karate, Weapons or Jujitsu: If you were in the military email me a picture of yourself taken while in uniform. Send to…Continue
Added by Dave McNeill on May 28, 2017 at 3:56pm — No Comments
In the martial arts injures are common; sprains, strains, bruises, cuts, dislocations and even breaks. I have had 16 broken bones during my martial arts journey, all during training. For the most part these injuries are not taken seriously, and are even the subject for humor and teasing; “nice face block” or…Continue
Added by Dave McNeill on May 19, 2017 at 5:00pm — No Comments
West Coast World Martial Arts/ Machado Jiu Jitsu Gardnerville, Nevada is practicing and teaching Goju-Shorei Weapons.
Thank you Chris Kallas, Luke Freeman and Steve Stearns.…Continue
Added by Dave McNeill on May 5, 2017 at 6:00pm — No Comments
This video is from fellow Ultimate Black Belt Test member, Dan Rominski.
Added by Dave McNeill on April 13, 2017 at 8:00am — No Comments
Added by Dave McNeill on March 30, 2017 at 11:04am — No Comments
Master Todd Bradley (red gi top) owns Champions Martal Arts in Colorado Springs where he teaches Kempo, Krav Maga and Goju-Shorei Weapons. 1st Sgt Bradley is a disabled vet (hip replacement) who served 3 combat tours. Saturday he was tested for 7th degree in Kempo where he displayed his knowledge and skill in…Continue
Added by Dave McNeill on March 5, 2017 at 4:00pm — No Comments
The 9 Guiding Principles of Goju-Shorei
and why they’re important
I’m going to…Continue
Added by Dave McNeill on February 27, 2017 at 9:00pm — No Comments
The first Goju-Shorei Weapons class.
Date - 1991
Location - Dayton, Nevada…
Sensei Marta Azzam was the first person to receive the Goju-Shorei challenge coin. All Goju-Shorei Black Belts, whether in Karate, Weapons or Jujitsu will receive one of these coins for each of their Goju-Shorei Black Belts.
Challenge rules: If we are at a bar or restaurant and a Goju-Shorei challenge coin is presented all Goju-Shorei black belts must also present theirs. If a black belt does not have theirs they buy. On the other hand if all black belts have their coin then the…Continue
So as some of you know, I was forced to have back surgery in September. By October I was completely off of pain meds, though after several years on that terrible stuff, withdrawals were a tough "street-fight". Recently, after training, I've been needing an Aleve but not much else. Yesterday I had a blast, center judging a tournament here in Las Vegas for about nine hours. I haven't been on my feet that long, moved that much, or had as much fun in years. Since then ... no pain! NONE!!!…Continue
Added by Ross Briggs on January 29, 2017 at 2:23pm — No Comments
This year will be the 46th year that I have been studying Goju-Shorei. And I’m still learning.
I’ve learned that bones break (16) and one should take better care of their body.
I’ve learned that age is a limiting factor and I wish I were younger.
I’ve learned to respect the struggle of advancing students.
I’ve learned the importance of a healing modality in the martial arts.
I’ve learned to recognize my limitations and embrace…Continue
Added by Dave McNeill on January 3, 2017 at 8:47pm — No Comments
I had a dear friend tell me he had never failed a ranking test, until he tested for 2nd brown in Goju-Shorei.
I had a person fly me out to Nashville so she could test in front of her students. She didn’t pass. She didn’t quit and now she is the Goju-Shorei Weapons Director.
It is such an honor to receive this on my…Continue
Added by Dave McNeill on December 9, 2016 at 12:07pm — No Comments
A superior martial artist
Uses superior judgement
To avoid using their superior…
Added by Dave McNeill on November 9, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Today, Master Ray Fisher officially became the very first person to be promoted to 8th Dan in the Goju-Shorei Weapons System!
His dedication and commitment to martial arts in general, and the Goju-Shorei Weapons System…Continue
By now I hope you are familiar with what follows:
- a picture straight from the manual of the written out detailed description
- a link to a YouTube clip
- and finally…
Added by Katherine A. Wieczerza on September 22, 2016 at 3:00pm — No Comments
Yellow Goju-Shorei Gen2 Strikes 9-12
By the time you finish looking at this post you will have seen the three new strikes that have been added to the original 13 strikes.
"Gen2" really began with the addition of the collar bone Strikes #7 and #8
(detailed in the previous post)
*AND* in this post you are introduced to my new favorite "Jack the Jaw" Strike #10
The other thing you'll notice, if you were familiar…Continue
Added by Katherine A. Wieczerza on September 20, 2016 at 3:00pm — No Comments