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Definition of Goju-ryu

Goju-ryu Definition from Sports Dictionaries & Glossaries
Martial Arts Glossary
The modern name for one of the two major styles of Okinawan karate. The word means, literally, 'the hard and soft school'. The style is derived from Naha te and originated in that city.
Goju-ryu Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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, Japanese for "hard-soft style," is one of the main traditional Okinawan styles of karate, featuring a combination of hard and soft techniques. Both principles, hard and soft, come from the famous martial arts book used by Okinawan masters during the 19th and 20th centuries, the Bubishi . Go, which means hard, refers to closed hand techniques or straight linear attacks; ju, which means soft, refers to open hand techniques and circular movements. Goju-ryu incorporates both circular and linear movements into its curriculum, combining hard striking attacks such as kicks and close hand punches with softer open hand circular techniques for attacking, blocking, and controlling the opponent, including locks, grappling, takedowns and throws.

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