Okinawa Goju Ryu is a very practical fighting art. The practice and analysis of kata teaches the student how to use his/her body to its full advantage.
Barbara Cruz, head instructor at The Karate Dojo, believes karate training is a benefit to both young and old alike. Because karate is as much a way of life as a means of self protection, Barbara believes karate is for anyone who is looking for a healthful way to improve mind, body and spirit.
A typical class consists of 15-20 minutes of warm-up exercises to condition the body for strength and flexibility...followed by instruction of specific technique and stategies for its use. Time is then given for each student to work alone on their own requirements with the instructor giving each student individual attention and correction