Goju Ryu karate the way of hard and soft is a martial art form which has been spread all over the world and has been learned by millions of students.
History of Karate is incomplete without Sensei Kanryo Higaonna who developed the art of Naha-Te after returning from China. He learn martial arts under the Master Ryu Ryukyu for many years.
The founder of Goju Ryu karate was Sensei Chojun Miyagi who devoted his whole life in developing the art of Naha-Te. From the age of fourteen he started training under Sensei Kanryo Higaonna as he was man of a very strong character. He was so proficient in his training that he was renowned all over the world and demonstrated in many Japanese Budokan tournaments. His most senior student Shinzato Sensei gives a performance in a tournament which makes everyone asks about his school. Without any answer he came back and asks his sensei about the school. The place where classes are performed is called Dojo and is treated with respect and defines purity.
After a thought Sensei Chojun Miyagi named it as Goju Ryu Karate means the art of empty hand. In the year nineteen thirty three Goju Ryu was registered in Japanese martial arts association. After the World War II he stopped teaching as he lost his son and a senior student. Though he resumed his teaching after few years to spread the art around the world to promote peace.
The methodologies for karate training are developed and tested by grandmasters with years of their dedication. Still today they believe to pass this same to all future trainees.