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Kyudokan Goju Ryu Karate Do


Kyudokan Goju Ryu Karate Do is an established karate school of many years standing and continues to study Goju Ryu karate under the direction of David Morris.

Since its beginning, in 1979, the Kyudokan has represented the traditional values of karate and is one of the very few in the UK still teaching authentic Japanese karate. David continues to study and at 65 his visits to Japan have afforded him a wealth of knowledge, which is evident in the Kyudokan’s teaching ethos: a great depth of tradition, sometimes lacking in the more modern ‘Westernised’ schools.

Whether you are an experienced karateka or just beginning your journey; the Kyudokan will help you on your own martial arts path.

The Kyudokan has weekly training at Chamberlayne Leisure Centre, Bitterne Leisure Centre, Holly Hill Leisure Centre in Sarisbury Green, Places Leisure Centre in Eastleigh, Winchester Sport & Leisure Park and outdoors at Hatch Grange Park in West End.

Classes cater for all ages, genders and abilities allowing adults and children and families to train separately or together depending on their preference.

The structured syllabus helps the student gain and develop confidence and fitness while learning the traditional ways of martial arts.

Everyone has the opportunity to progress through the grades from white belt to black belt and beyond with encouragement to undertake more in-depth study.

In addition to Karate, Kyudokan also offers:

  • Weapons Training: to help co-ordination and dexterity
  • Karate Camp: members can spend a few days a year in the New Forest enjoying camping, BBQ's, obstacle courses and of course Karate!
  • Social Events: in addition to being a truly traditional karate club, the Kyudokan is a very friendly and family focussed organisation and we have an active social scene amongst our members.

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6 hours ago

Kyudokan Goju Ryu Karate Do

🥋🥋Wonderful Sunday session, breaking into small groups with the 4 Sensei's and 3 Senpai's🥋🥋

🥷🥷Every Sunday 11:45am Holly Hill Leisure Centre 🥷🥷

➡️Next Session - Tuesday 5:30pm Places Leisure Eastliegh, Look forward to seeing you all there!⬅️

⚠️Reminder - last session of the year is available to book Sunday 19th - make sure to book on via the app⚠️ #kyudokan #karate
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1 day ago

Kyudokan Goju Ryu Karate Do

🥋🥋 Great Saturday Session, focused on take downs! 🥋🥋

🥷🥷 Every Saturday 10:30am at Winchester sport and leisure Park 🥷🥷

➡️Next Session Tommorow 11:45am at Holly Hill, Looking forward to seeing you all there! ⬅️ #kyudokan #karate
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2 days ago

Kyudokan Goju Ryu Karate Do

🥋🥋 Another great session, lots of sparring and ground work 🥋🥋

🥷🥷 Every Friday Bitterne Leisure Centre 6:30pm 🥷🥷

➡️Next session - Tommorow 10:30am Winchester Sports and Leisure Park, look forward to seeing you all there! ⬅️ #kyudokan #karate
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3 days ago

Kyudokan Goju Ryu Karate Do

🥋🥋 Awesome Session tonight, After a very tough warm up we focused on Kata and Yakusoko Kumite 🥋🥋

🥷🥷 Every Thursday 6pm at Chamberlayne leisure centre 🥷🥷

➡️ Next Session Tommorow 6:30pm bitterne leisure centre, looking forward to seeing you all there! ⬅️ #kyudokan #karate
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5 days ago

Kyudokan Goju Ryu Karate Do

🥋🥋 Another Great Session tonight, focusing on Kata and Yakusoko Kumite 🥋🥋

🥷🥷 Every Tuesday 5:30pm at Places Leisure Eastliegh 🥷🥷

➡️ Next Session Thursday 6pm at Chamberlayne Leisure Centre, look forward to seeing you there! ⬅️ #karate #kyudokan
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3 weeks ago

Kyudokan Goju Ryu Karate Do

🥋🥋 Another big Session on Tuesday! 🥋🥋

🥷🥷 Every Tuesday 5:30pm at places leisure Eastliegh 🥷🥷

➡️Next session - Thursday 6pm at Chamberlayne Leisure Centre, look forward to seeing you there! ⬅️ #kyudokan #karate
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3 weeks ago

Kyudokan Goju Ryu Karate Do

🥋🥋 Another Great Session Yesterday! 🥋🥋

🥷🥷 Every Sunday 11:45am at Holly Hill 🥷🥷

➡️ Next Session - Tuesday 5:30pm at Places Leisure Eastliegh, look forward to seeing you all there! ⬅️ #kyudokan #karate
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Day 5

On returning to Stefan Sensei’s dojo I was thrilled to see students who could not make the earlier class in the week. It was explained that exams were being held at this time of year so class numbers were going to be small.

This was not the case and I was amazed of the commitment made by everyone. So much so, nobody wanted to leave so we continued the lesson.
I think everyone enjoyed the lesson where we studied the applications in pairs from Gekiha. After the lesson we stayed around to chat and I got to know the students and their families.

A very good class, the tiredness creeping up, we made our way home
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Dave Sensei thank you for your time. The stundents enjoy evey sec. Can not understand way the time go so fast. Learn something new every time. The chicken kick.Thank you and Pietman sensei.

Day 4

For for some people studying karate every day might seem a bit excessive for me that’s what I enjoy most of all. It’s the medication I need for my illness. Sharing ideas and techniques with like-minded people is very rare and it is difficult to find someone who thinks the same. Pietman sensei is one of those rare people whose interest in karate is the same as mine.

Today we studied kumite, how to take then advantage by getting a unconscious reflex from your opponent, relaxing his guard, allowing you to attack strongly. Pietman and i continued many repetitions using the kamae from Unshu, Siafa and Sanchin katas.

The most important part of kumite is to ask yourself “ how do I get to my opponent safely, “ he is not just going to let me. Long karate stances will inhibit your ability to change direction quickly. Short stances are faster and much easier to change direction if your advance is restricted . Pietman is much bigger and taller than me. While discussing kumite with Daniel Sensei of the Shinbukan, i asked how i would i defeat Pietman in kumite. We laughed when he said “ use a 12bore shotgun”!

I forgot to take mine but i understood Daniel’s point.

When you have safely arrived on your opponent, it is foolish just to strike without continuing being careful and considering your own defence. Neutralise his weapons, covering his guard, sealing his guard and trapping his leg to stop his kick must be seriously considered.
Pietman and I spent many hours using different kameas from kata, always thinking of attacking safely, finding a way in without sacrificing yourself to a counter attack.

After time we came to the conclusion a 112 bore shotgun would be easier but not so enjoyable
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Day 3

I was looking forward to seeing my friend Richard Kloosman Sensei and his students again. My previous visit before the pandemic was very enjoyable, everybody enjoying the lesson.
After going through the basics with the junior class we had discussions on kata and its connection with kumite. The students questions answered with an explanation and demonstration. This was also a good lesson for me as it made me understand that conversation can be seen as kumite. Sometimes one or two words is enough for someone to understand. The similarities can be found in kumite. It may not be necessary to use multiple techniques when just a few will suffice

Hearing and seeing must be considered when demonstrating anything, Working with Pietman Sensei gave the students a visual demonstration on how the technique works. During his demonstration on Stefan Sensei, I explained why the technique works. Many thanks to Stefan Sensei, i hope he recovers soon
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Day 2

Students from Nihon Goju Ryu Karate Do Renmei 日本剛柔流空手道連盟 hing for our own personal Mokuteki 目的 aims, hopes or purpose.

In Gakushu no Jutsu 学習の術 the art of studying is very important, Lessons are passed on both through the Kuden (spoken tradition) and Densho ( written tradition). These traditions are the essence and foundation of our teachers. Pietman and I follow the teachings of Yonemoto Sensei 米元先生 and we often discuss the subtle variations in our execution of technique. After much discussion on the differences, II was reminded that we are all different branches of the same tree, but we should all grow together.

My good friend Daniel Tennent Sensei gave me good Anji 暗示 hints to share with Pietman. During study, Pinan kata was looked to more deeply and the principle of Kakari no Sen 懸の先, Machi no Sen 待の先 and Tai Tai no Sen 体々の先 to help us better understand these stratagies and as such recognise them within the kata 型, for application in our Kumite 組手 While seen by many as a basic kata, we discovered that Pinan has many benefits we had not seen before and we must contiue to study, and practice the examination and application of kata itself .
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Day 1

My trip to Cape Town, South Africa had been arranged before the world lockdown. Having been many times before i was looking forward to going to the various dojos and teaching students i had met before and meet new ones.

After getting off the plane and freshening up, Pietman sensei took me to Stefan Sensei’s dojo. I had never been there befor and was greeted with smile. I could see they were all eager to learn.

The session went very well, the lesson covering all aspects, kumite, bunkai, kata and kihon. Pietman and i separated the class into different grades. We all enjoyed the lesson but before we had realised, it was time to go.

I’m looking forward to the next lesson during the week
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3 weeks ago

Kyudokan Goju Ryu Karate Do

🥋🥋 Another Awesome Saturday Session 🥋🥋

🥷🥷 Every Saturday 10:30 am at Winchester Sport and Leisure Park 🥷🥷

➡️ Next Session - Tommorow 11:45 am at Holly Hill, Look forward to seeing you all there! ⬅️ #kyudokan #karate
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3 weeks ago

Kyudokan Goju Ryu Karate Do

🥋🥋Another Great Friday Session! 🥋🥋

🥷🥷 Every Friday 6:30pm at Bitterne leisure centre🥷🥷

➡️Next session tommorow 10:30am at Winchester sport and leisure park - look forward to seeing you all there!⬅️ #karate #kyudokan
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4 weeks ago

Kyudokan Goju Ryu Karate Do

New Winchester Dojo - Semi & Full Contact Karate
4 other locations from Eastleigh to Southampton
No Grading Fees, annual membership or insurance fees.
Free Gi and pads when you join.
Free trial available.
Winchester - Saturdays 10:30am
Eastleigh - Tuesdays 5:30pm
Chamberlayne - Thursdays 6pm
Bitterne - Fridays 6:30pm
Holly Hill - Sundays 11:45am
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1 month ago

Kyudokan Goju Ryu Karate Do

3 amazing classes every Tuesday
🥋 Black Belt only class 5:30 - 7pm
🥋Family Session 5:30 - 6:30
🥋Advanced Kids and All Adults 5:30 - 7pm
Training 5 days a week at locations around Southampton.
Fixed monthly fee, no insurance fees, no annual membership fees + NO GRADING FEES!
Now in Winchester every Saturday!
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2 months ago

Kyudokan Goju Ryu Karate Do

3 amazing classes every Tuesday
🥋Black Belt only class 5:30 - 7pm
🥋Family Session 5:30 - 6:30
🥋Advanced Kids and All Adults 5:30 - 7pm
New Dojo opens this Saturday 10:30 Winchester Sport and Leisure Park!
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2 months ago

Kyudokan Goju Ryu Karate Do

Holly Hill Leisure Centre Open Day
Holly Hill Class Every Sunday 11:45am
5 days a week and 5 Dojos around Southampton & now WINCHESTER
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2 months ago

Kyudokan Goju Ryu Karate Do

Winchester Dojo opening 10:30am Saturday 16 October
New members welcome
Free Trial
Free Gi, Mitts, Leg Pads & Gum Shield when joining
No Grading Fees or Annual Membership
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Congratulations Finley on yellow belt!

Congratulations Finley on yellow belt!👀 look who got their Yellow Belt 🙏

💛I am Super happy 😁

🥋Onwards & upwards 🙌🏻

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Well done Finley. Way to go!

2 months ago

Kyudokan Goju Ryu Karate Do

🥋🥋Another Awesome Session Last Night!! 🥋🥋

🥷🥷 Thursdays 6pm at Chamberlayne Leisure Centre 🥷🥷

➡️ Next session 6:30pm Tonight at Bitterne Leisure Centre, look forward to seeing you all there! ⬅️
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2 months ago

Kyudokan Goju Ryu Karate Do

🥋Every Sunday at Holly Hill Leisure Centre🥋
Basics, Kata, Combinations & Sparring.
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Did you mean to put Thursday at Holly Hill.....?

2 months ago

Kyudokan Goju Ryu Karate Do

🥋🥋 Another big class at Chamberlayne yesterday, with 8 senseis and senpais split into small groups 🥋🥋

🥷🥷Thursdays 6pm at Chamberlayne Leisure Centre 🥷🥷

➡️ We have another big one tonight 6:30pm at Bitterne leisure centre, look forward to seeing you all there!⬅️
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2 months ago

Kyudokan Goju Ryu Karate Do

🥋🥋 Awesome Tuesday Session 🥋🥋

🥷Tuesdays 5:30pm at Places leisure centre Eastliegh🥷

➡️Next Session Thursday 6pm Chamberlayne Leisure Centre, look forward to seeing you all there! ⬅️
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3 months ago

Kyudokan Goju Ryu Karate Do

Kyudokan Revenge- complete! ✅

Now for the way down, well done to everyone that made it and thank you all for the support for a great cause!

Sorry no live stream as the visibility was not great and everyone was too tired!
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Huge well done guys and thank you for supporting daddy with this challenge! You guys are legends 💪🏻

Well done, guys!!! 😁😁😁 I will try joining next time there is a trip😁

Amazing well done everyone!

Well done everyone 👍

Well done everyone! X

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3 months ago

Kyudokan Goju Ryu Karate Do
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Awesome keep going guys

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