"Do not be struck by others. Do not strike others. The principal is the peace without incident."
- Miyagi Chojun Sensei
Goju Ryu ('Hard and Soft Style'), a traditional style of karate, is a close range self defense system, characterized by circular and linear blocks, joint manipulation and kicking to the lower body. Dynamic tension breathing plays a major role in the training. The breathing is incorporated in the preset form of movements known as "Kata". Goju-ryu is a combination of Okinawan Te which is hard and Shaolin Chuan, Kung-fu which is soft.
Goju is not like many of the other martial arts available today. It does not have the high-flying kicking techniques like Tae Kwon Do. It does not use the same throwing techniques of Aikido.
It is a unique art that deals with the defensive and offensive opportunites that could present themselves in a real-life situation. Everything you learn in Goju Ryu has a specific "street" application, nothing is wasted.
Sensei Adrian Williams is a protoge' of Sensei Shichidan (7th degree) Don Douglas of the Goju Ryu Budo Kai. Having previously studied both Aikido and Tang Soo Do, he began studying Goju Ryu with the GRBK in 2001, earning his 1st degree black belt in 2004.
Sensei Williams began teaching Goju Ryu in 2004 and currently holds the rank of Sandan (3rd degree black belt). He is affiliated with Baker Martial Arts and the National College of Martial Arts.Read More
Williams School of Goju Ryu 7325 Potters Trail
Austin, TX 78729