July 25-30, 2016

Sekai Budosai

Okinawa, Japan


Come Try a Class! ONEGAISHIMASU!!

Was Mr. Miyagi real? You bet! Miyagi Chojun Sensei is the founder of Goju Ryu karate. Learn more about the history of this traditional Okinawan martial art.

The Real Mr. Miyagi

Choose Your Weapon

What is Goju Ryu?

The Bushinkan Dojo teaches traditional Okinawan Goju Ryu Karate-Do, as taught by Higaonna Morio Sensei, Judan (10th Degree Black Belt), and Intangible Cultural Treasure of Okinawa, as well as the Matayoshi Ryu Kobudo of Matayoshi Shinpo Sensei, Judan, (27 Dec. 1921-7 Sept. 1997).

We take the responsibility of continuing the art seriously, and we are committed to the preservation of Okinawan Goju Ryu Karate-Do and Matayoshi Ryu Kobudo.

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Get to know: Chris de Wet Sensei

Despite being graded in other Karate systems, de Wet Sensei has focused on Okinawan Goju Ryu and Kyokushinkai. He has represented South Africa, Oceania, Singapore and the USA at the World Championship level in open Karate and Kudo competition, and has trained with many of the world’s greatest Masters of Karate. He remains a student of Higaonna Morio Sensei, the “Lion of Okinawa”. de Wet Sensei was also the founder of the IOGKF in Singapore, and the Chief Instructor there from 2000-2008, before returning to the USA. 

The style we practice here is called Okinawan Goju Ryu Karate Do. Goju means hard soft, employing both "hard" direct striking as well as well as "soft" redirection and circular movements.


The Bushinkan dojo is proud to carry on the traditional Okinawan weaponry called Kobudo. Weapon training is available for intermediate students. There are several types of traditional weapons taught.