Gu Ju Dao Te Karate Do
Gu Ju Dao Te Karate Do is a martial art system that blends techniques from Okinawa Goju Ryu, Okinawa Kempo, Kubudo and American Freestyle Karate. This system was developed by Master Jeffrey Mack and taught to thousands of students for more than a decade throughout his chain of Golden Eagle Karate Schools.
Gu Ju Dao Te Karate Do incorporates kicking techniques as well as multiple hand strikes, blocks, joint locking, sweeping and throwing techniques. Nerve centers are also taught to maximize the effectiveness of all techniques. Gu Ju Dao Te Karate Do incorporates the use of weapons training in its curriculum. By training with weapons, you will have a better understanding of how to defend against weapons potentially encountered in a self-defense situation.
More importantly, weapons training helps improve overall coordination, spatial awareness and body mechanics, as well as increase muscle strength. Weapons training indirectly improves overall empty handed techniques which improves your self-defense and karate skills. Gu Ju Dao Te Karate Do employs the use of nunchaku, bo, sai, tonfa, short stick and knife. In addition, Gu Ju Dao Te Karate Do utilizes kata or forms training (a mix of traditional Goju Ryu and contemporary American Freestyle katas), step sparring drills, self-defense training, board breaking, and free sparring.
Gu Ju Dao Te Karate Do does not emphasize any one element of the martial arts over another. This system has produced excellent tournament competitors as well as students proficient in self-defense and weapons use. It is always up to the individual student to decide what element of the art they wish to "specialize" in this sense, Gu Ju Dao Te Karate Do is a unique system, as it successfully weaves elements of both traditional and progressive ideas .
Beyond physical training, Gu Ju Dao Te Karate Do also develops focus, confidence, respect, discipline, concentration, courtesy, compassion, leadership skills and, most of all, a positive mental attitude. By joining the mind, body and spirit, Gu Ju Dao Te Karate Do aims to make each student a better person.