Karate through Brooklyn Goju


“As a survivor of rape, my training in karate and self-defense has helped to restore my voice.  Martial arts are a way of connecting mind and body, listening to self and others, finding strength and being empowered.  It is through training that I have moved beyond coping and surviving to a deeper sense of integration.” 

– a Brooklyn Goju karate student


Training in the martial arts is a great way to build physical strength and endurance, along with self-confidence, mental focus and discipline. Brooklyn Goju sees karate as a way of teaching and building peace in the world.

What is Goju karate?

Goju is the style of karate taught by Brooklyn Goju, at CAE. It translates to “hard” (go) and “soft” (ju). Hard refers to closed-fisted, straight-line techniques using physical and external power. Soft refers to circular and evasive movements as well as internal power. Goju karate originates from Okinawa, an island off the coast of Japan. Combining the hard and the soft makes Goju a very effective – and beautiful – fighting art.

Who is this course for?

This course is open to all women & transgender people. Free childcare is available to all students. Students are diverse in age, body type, background and ability.

The best way to know if this course is right for you is to see it for yourself. Contact Brooklyn Goju to learn more, register or schedule a time to view a class.

When does karate meet?

Beginning and mixed level karate students can train at these times:

  • Tuesdays from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Saturdays from 10 AM – 11:15 AM

Students may attend one, two or all three class times. As students continue to train, intermediate and advanced level training times become available for no extra charge.

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