PEACE & CONFIDENCE

PEACE & CONFIDENCE

SELF-DEFENCE

SELF-DEFENCE

WELCOME TO GOJURYU KARATE

Welcome to the official website of Sensei Naude Gouws School of Karate, part of the largest Okinawan Karate organisation in the world, the International Okinawan Goju-Ryu Karate-do Federation. IOGKF has over 75,000 members in 55 different countries. Our very own South African IOGKF Chief Instructor, Sensei Bakkies Laubscher, is one of the original founding members of the IOGKF together with Sensei Morio Higaonna who founded the organisation in 1979 in Poole, England.

Sensei Naude is committed to preserving the intangible cultural treasure of Okinawan Goju-Ryu Karate-do, which has been passed down to us in its original form from one generation to the next. Whatever your goals, aspirations or abilities, Karate has become a beneficial passion for thousands of students and Sensei Naude, through his numerous martial art schools, have something for you and your family.

Okinawan Goju Ryu Karate is one of the only remaining styles of martial arts that maintains a complete system, from kicking and striking, to locks, throws and ground techniques with the sole application of self-defense. There is a significant focus on breathing, personal health and wellbeing. Traditional karate is an art that can be practiced for life.

GojuRye Karate Beginner Classes

 

BEGINNER CLASSES

The young beginner program,
is specifically designed for,
children aged 4-6 year-old.

BEGINNER CLASSES

 

 

JUNIOR CLASSES

The junior system teaches traditional,
but practical self-defence techniques,
preparing young adults for a wide range of scenarios.

JUNIOR CLASSES

 

GojuRye Karate Junior Classes

GojuRye Karate Advanced Classes

 

 ADVANCED CLASSES

Karate classes are for those aged between 13 - 17 years,
of age or for those Junior class students,
who have excelled in their training.

ADVANCED CLASSES

"STRONG CHARACTER SHOULD BE COMBINED WITH
THE FLEXIBILITY OF MIND AND BODY"

KARATE GRADING

While many schools have their own unique spin on exactly what each color or kyu represents in terms of both technical skill and philosophical growth – and some might have slight variations in the order of their belts– most generally follow this path.

https://blog.awma.com/karate_belt_levels/

17%

Yellow Belt

34%

Orange Belt

51%

Green Belt

68%

Blue Belt

85%

Brown Belt

100%

Black Belt

MORE ABOUT SENSEI NAUDE GOUWS

He started the practice of Okinawan Goju-Ryu Karate in 1977 and has been training with Sensei Bakkies Laubscher since 1978. Today he is a full time 5th Dan (Godan) karate instructor. With dojo's in Somerset-West, Franschhoek, Paarl and Wellington you will be close to a training facility or dojo as it is called. Currently the largest number of karateka train weekly in Paarl.

GET IN TOUCH

Cell: 083 956 1845
Email: info@gojuryukarate.co.za