Okinawan Goju-Ryu Karate-Do GoshinKai
Explanation of the Curriculum

The purpose of the GoshinKai curriculum is the life long development of the mind (kokoro), the body (karada-no) and the spirit (seishin). This is accomplished through the study of the following:

1. KAISOKU (Regulations of the association)
a) kyokun (precepts)
b) shinjo (creed)
c) kun (dojo regulations)

2. SEISHINTEKI-NA
Cultivation of the principles of Bushido including:
a) seijitsu (honesty)
b) seishitsu (character)
c) toku (virtue)
d) teinei (couresy)

3. KIHON WAZA (basic technique)
Repetition of fundamental
technique
a) dachi (stance)
b) uke (blocking)
c) zuki (punching)
d) uchi (striking)
e) geri (kicking)

4. GOSHIN-JUTSU (self-defense art)
Study the bunkai of the kata
and train fundamental technique
a) ukemi (breakfall)
b) chugari (roll)
c) nage waza (throwing
technique)
d) katame waza (ground
technique)
e) kansetsu waza (joint
technique)
f) seiza waza (kneeling
technique)
g) bugu waza (weapon
technique)

5.  KATA (forms)            

6. KUMITE (cross hands)
The practice of fighting is accomplished by the following:
a) yakusoko kumite (pre-arranged fighting drills)
b) kiso (organized drills)
c) jiyu kumite (free-style sparring)

 7. KOBUDO (ancient martial way)
Study of traditional weapons by:

a) waza  (technique)
b) kata  (forms)
c) bunkai  (explanation)
d) kumite  (practice fighting) 

8. KENKYU (research kata)
The GoshinKai curriculum includes training  kata developed by Grand Master Van Lenten and learning kata from other Okinawan styles of Karate

9. HOJOUNDO (supplementary exercises)
Repetition of the following to build strength in the body and strong basic technique:a) taiso (calisthenics)
b) kata (forms)
c) kumite (sparring)
d) kihon (basic)