For the first time, Gosei Yamaguchi details the basics of the
most popular styles of Japanese karate. Containing more than 400 diagrams
and photographs, this landmark volume introduces the concepts of
the ghard-softh system and show how to put them into practice.
Yamaguchi is chief instructor of Goju-Kai Karate-Do, USA and the foremost
authority on goju-ryu in the United States. He is son of the famed gCath
Gogen Yamaguchi, founder of the International Goju-Kai.
Norimi Gosei Yamaguchi is the eldest son of Gogen Yamaguchi,
President of the International Karate-Do Goju-Kai. The elder Yamaguchi
was teaching karate at Ritsumeikan, Kyoto, Japan when Gosei was
born on June 29, 1935, and Gosei began his study of goju karate from
his father before he was five
years old. When Gosei entered Takushoku University
to major in commerce and Russian, he decided to broaden his knowledge
of karate by studying another style, and joined the Shotokan Karate
Club and trained under Masataka Nakayama along with Hirokazu Kanazawa,
Masataka Mori, Yutaka Yaguchi, and Tetsuhiko Asai. They are
all now well known Shotokan Karate masters.
two years at Takushoku, Gosei Yamaguchi transfered to Meiji Gakuin University
from which he received a B.A. degree in English Literature in 1956.
more than 60 years of studying goju karate he has achieved thelevel of
ninth dan, with a teaching grade of Hanshi. When Gosei came to the United
States in 1964, he assumed direction of the National Goju-Kai Karate-Do
activity headquarters in San Francisco. He also has taught karate at San
Francisco State University as a part of the Kinesiology curriculum class