Welcome to Goshin-Do Karate Dojo

Since 2007, Goshin-Do Karate Dojo has been providing instructions in Karate and Martial Arts in the Brooklyn, New York area.

"What is Karate?" Karate translated either means "Chinese hand" or "Empty hand" depending on which Japanese or Chinese characters you use to write it. Okinawan Karate styles tend to be hard and external. In defense they tend to be circular, and in offense linear. Okinawan Karate styles tend to place more emphasis on rigorous physical conditioning than the Japanese styles. Japanese styles tend to have longer, more stylistic movements and to be higher in commitment. They also tend to be linear in movement, offense, and defense.Both styles tend to emphasize kicks and punches, blocks, strikes, evasions, throws, joint manipulations and a strong offense as a good defense.

Karate basically consist of hand and foot techniques. Hand techniques are divided into defensive or offensive moves while foot techniques are divided into kicking techniques - snap and thrust kicks. Other important elements of Karate include stances, posture, body shifting, hip rotation, and breathing.

Training differs widely but most of the Karate styles emphasize a fairly equal measure of basic technique training (kihon), sparring (kumite), and forms (kata). Forms are stylized patterns of attacks and defenses done in sequence for training purposes.

Karate is an art of self-defense as well as a sport. It has, in recent decades, proliferated worldwide. It is one of the most widely practiced of the Asian martial arts, with a large following in the U.S., Japan and Europe.

Karate is one of the single most important things you can do for yourself in your lifetime. It is also a great tool for kids to help them with self confidence, focus, and defending themselves - should the need arise.

Feel free to contact us for further information. We would love to have you join us, and look forward to hearing from you. Thanks for stopping by. Please, do come again.

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Upcoming Events

We will be launching our 47th Annual Karateka Kickoff on Thursday, July 12, 2012 at the Hilton Cameroon Auditorium in Nashville Tennessee. We will be rewarding our Karatekas with several awards they have earnestly earned.

Our recent black belt achievers will be hosting a luncheon at the Marriott's, in celebration of their long sought after and recent achievement - their black belt. All are welcome to attend; dress is formal.