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Today's world is full of crime and violence which endangers individuals and robs us of God's precious gift to us-life. You can protect your life as well as those of your loved ones by using karate, one of the oldest forms of martial arts.

Ryusyokai Goju Ryu is the brainchild of the honorable Hanshi Senaha Shigetoshi. Hanshi Senaha was among the top students of the Meibukan Goju Ryu style. This style was initiated by Hanshi Meitoku Yagi, who had trained in Okinawa Goju Ryu karate with the founder of the Goju Ryu system, the legendary Shihan Chojun Miyagi.

Hanshi Senaha comes up with the Ryusyokai concept in March 1999 and his primary aim was to preserve Okinawan Goju Ryu in its original spirit and to retain the techniques in its pure fundamental form. Okinawan Goju Ryu is known to be one of the few styles that has remained absolutely pure, as within its katas, all the techniques of the style are inherent.

Hanshi Senaha served as the President of the All-Okinawan Karate Federation from 1967,and in 1974 established the Tomoshiro Meikuban Dojo ( training hall). Prior to receiving the Hanshi 9th Dan (the highest honour is a 10th Dan but Senaha Shihan would not accept a 10th Dan because his teacher was still alive when he was offered the rank) in June 1987, he served as President of the Okinawan Karate-Do Goju Kai. Finally, in March 1999 he founded the Ryosyakai Goju Ryu system.

Hanshi Senaha believed that karate was to a large extent diluted and that many of the original techniques pertaining to actual fighting were no longer emphasized. He also felt that true spirit of the katas (the grammar of karate which contains many hidden effective combat techniques) was being forsaken and was being taught just for the purpose of competitions. It was also his opinion that many instructors failed to propagate the core principles of karate, which is to develop confidence and self-defence techniques.

One of Hanshi Senaha's pupils is Shihan Gopinath, who went to Okinawa to enhance his knowledge and master the techniques of Okinawa Goju Ryu. Today Shihan Gopinath is the Indian representative and most senior instructor for the Ryusyokai style in India. He received his Black Belt 25 years ago and has been teaching the Okinawan Goju Ryu form of karate. He has been propagating Ryusyokai Goju Ryu style in India since 2000 and served as their chief exponent.

Shihan Gopinath is a member of Karate Association of India (KAI) recognized by MINISTRY OF YOUTH AFFAIRS & SPORTS, GOVT. OF INDIA

Shihan Gopinath has taught young children, teenagers, police personnel, business executives and high ranking public service individuals.

Shihan Gopinath has always insisted on high standards of technical ability and moral character from his students. He has guided many individuals successfully to Black Belt rank, teaching Goju Ryu in a very pure form and as a complete martial art, stressing its self-defence applications right from the time he started teaching the art 25 years ago.

Anyone interested in learning karate as a traditional art of combat can contact Shihan Gopinath at or +91-9840523021.

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