GOJU-RYU was developed by Okinawan instructor Chojun Miyagi from one of the oldest styles, Shorei-Ryu or Naha-Te. Goju-Ryu is known for its emphasis on low stance training, dynamic tension and breathing exercises. Training builds strength, muscle, bone structure and endurance.
Goju-Ryu and its antecedents have influenced almost every modern style of karate, including Shotokan, Shito Ryu, Isshin Ryu, Wado Ryu, and other classical systems.
FRANK VAN LENTEN was introduced to the martial arts while in the Marine Corps during the early 1950's. After achieving black belts in Kenpo and Judo in Hawaii, he was stationed in Japan and later in Okinawa where he became devoted to the art of Karate-do.
Master Van Lenten has received his highest rankings from the island of Okinawa's traditional martial art organizations.
PAUL OKAMI is a published author of many articles for Inside Karate, Black Belt and other magazines. He is recognized an authority on Goju-Ryu in this country.
Mr Okami is known for his precise interpretation of technique, kata, bunkai and Japanese terminology.