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About Shotokan Karate and Go Ki Dojo

Shotokan shown in Japanese kanji

Which style of martial art is taught at Go Ki Shotokan Karate Dojo?

Shotokan is the style. It is a powerful system of self-defense that is classified as a Japanese form of karate. Other styles of karate are Okinawan and Korean. Today, Shotokan is the most popular form of karate in Japan and has millions of students throughout the rest of the world.

What does Go Ki in the name of our school mean?

Go Ki means strong spirit, which expresses the school's goal of developing students who will not give up when faced with difficulties in the dojo and in their lives outside the dojo.

What does dojo mean?

Dojo means the place where one learns the way or path. Loosely translated it means school.

What is karate?

Karate is the art of unarmed self-defense. Translated from the Japanese it means empty hand. Using karate skills one's entire body becomes a weapon of self-defense.

What is karate-do?

Karate-do refers to karate training that combines physical self-defense with the development of character in the student. "Do" means a way or a path, so training in karate becomes a path to becoming a stronger, more fully developed individual. Karate-do, therefore, offers more than just sport karate to its students. Karate-do provides the foundation for what is taught at Go Ki Shotokan Karate Dojo.

About Sensei Hendrey

Sensei Hendrey has trained in Shotokan Karate for 35 years and has taught karate for 25 years. She also taught in the public schools at the high school level for close to 30 years and applies the teaching skills that she acquired in the classroom to teaching karate students of all ages.