Heijoshin Karate-Do is a member dojo of the Seiwa Kai branch of
the Japan Karate Federation Goju Kai organization. The founder of Seiwa Kai
was the late Shuji Tasaki Hanshi, 8th Dan - JKF Goju Kai. Tasaki Sensei was a direct student of Gogen
Yamaguchi and the first all-Japan Goju Kai Kumite champion. Principle
instructors today are Seiichi Fujiwara Hanshi, Head International
Instructor -- 8th Dan JKF Goju Kai and Seiwa Kai (Japan);
Leo Lipinski, 8th Dan Seiwa Kai and 7th Dan
JKF Goju Kai (Europe); Vassie Naidoo, 8th Dan Seiwa Kai and 6th Dan JKF Goju
Kai (North America); Des Tuck, 7th Dan Seiwa Kai and 6th Dan JKF Goju Kai
is a powerful yet elegant style combining effective and practical self-defense with
numerous other benefits, including improved stamina, balance, and flexibility
combined with renewed self-confidence and sense of well being.
For serious athletes, it is excellent cross-training.
Fujiwara Shihan Instructing
The intention of
Heijoshin Karate-Do is to pass on the Goju-Ryu karate of Chojun
Miyagi without allowing it to be altered or changed simply to fit the precept of
modern sport. The goal of Miyagi's style of Goju-Ryu is to not only teach
effective self-defense, but to also improve the character of the practitioner
through development of personal discipline, strong work habits, and a sense of community.
translates as "the way of hard and gentle." Miyagi
Sensei always believed his karate practitioners should hone a hard body and
tough spirit. At the same time they should be able to interact with others in a
gentle fashion that contributes to the overall good of society. In
practice, Goju-Ryu utilizes not only the hard and direct linear power of karate,
but also the flowing, circular and often indirect movements of the White Crane style of Chinese kung-fu which
is a major influence of
Vassie Naidoo Shihan - Chief Instructor USA Goju Ryu Seiwa Kai
Classes are egalitarian in
nature - men and women do equally well in our art.
The expectations and requirements are the same for every student.
We are as interested in the quality of energy as with its force.
Come join us and enjoy a training that conditions both the body and mind!
Desmond Tuck Shihan and Vassie Naidoo
Shihan - USA Goju Ryu Seiwa Kai
James Pounds Shihan
We believe Karate should not only make you capable of
defending yourself, it should also make you a person worth defending!
Shuji Tasaki Hanshi