Seito Goju-ryu Karatedo
why is it unique?

Gōjū-ryū (剛柔流), (Japanese for "hard-soft style") is one of the main traditional styles of karate, featuring a combination of hard and soft techniques. Read more


Sosui Kan Kata
Ichikawa-Ha Gojuryu Curriculum

Morio Higaonna sensei writes that "Karate begins and ends with kata. Kata is the essence and foundation of karate. Read more about the Ichikawa-Ha Gojuryu


Our Dojo - Sodokan
principals of Ichikawa karatedo

The first 10 years of training are dedicated to the Body. At this point in training, one is a student. Workouts are hard, physically demanding in order to develop... Read more

Mission Statement
to propagate the art of Orthodox Gojuryu in America ...

Ichikawa-Ha Gojuryu International Karatedo Sosui KaiThe mission of the Ichikawa-Ha Gojuryu International Karatedo Sosui Kai is to propagate the art of Orthodox Gojuryu in America and around the world. The method to accomplish this goal is through passing on the kata, techniques, and the life philosophy of the late Grand Master Ichikawa Sosui Sensei. We are dedicated to developing the maximum potential of students through diligent training of the body, mind and spirit. We strive to share the true history of Gojuryu Karate for all generations and to work with our brothers and sisters around the world in training, researching, and teaching the ideals of Ichikawa Sensei's Budo.

Thank You


Taiani Sensei is the highest grade instructor outside of Japan in Ichikawa-Ha Gojuryu. He was a jikideshi of the late Grand Master Sosui Ichikawa. The year 2010 will mark Taiani Sensei's 50th year in Budo, 32 of those years was with Ichikawa Sensei. At present, Taiani Sensei gives lessons in Seito Gojuryu at his home/dojo, to senior Goju instructors from around the world.

For more information about our system of Goju-Ryu Karate-do, including seminar availability and dojo affiliation, please contact us at: RChoji@mail.com ;


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