Gojutoshin Ryu Martial Arts

What is Gojutoshin Ryu?

Gojutoshin Ryu – The School of the Hard-Soft Mind-Sword 
The Way is to breath both HARD and SOFT.
Outside the MIND, there is no SWORD.

Gojutoshin Ryu is a modern system, incorporating sword techniques from Hanguk Haedong Kumdo, empty hand and kobudo (traditional weapons) techniques primarily from Goju Ryu Karate, energy building techniques from China, Japan, and Korea, and WARRIOR MIND TRAINING.  

Why should I choose Gojutoshin Ryu?

Gojutoshin Ryu is INDIVIDUALIZED training to the desires/goals of each practitioner, and training is BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.  Everyone begins martial arts training for different reasons.  Some may be interested only in empty hand kata (forms) while others are more interested in self-defense applications.  Some want to train in kobudo kata, while others prefer sparring.  Others are attracted to the more martial aspects of sword training and the many mind-body benefits it provides.  Some are interested in health and wellness aspects, and prefer energy work, or the Stress Management Program using iaido/kendo.  Some want to train as a family, while others are interested only in one-on-one work with the instructor, and others prefer a group training experience.

Practitioners may choose to train in any area of the system:
  • Empty hand kata
  • Self-defence training
  • Kobudo kata
  • Kobudo sparring
  • Iaido
  • Kenjutsu 
  • Sport kendo
  • Energy work for health and wellness
  • Warrior Mind Training 

For those who are interested in distance learning, the school provides training videos.  Supplementary instruction to the videos can be obtained through seminars with Dr. Mottern.  

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Stress Management
Stress management through the practice of iaido and kenjutsu. Learn to control mind, body , and breath while mastering the shinken (sharpened steel sword). Mindfulness meditation in motion. www.Mot...

Why train with Instructor Mottern?

Instructor Mottern has trained in the martial arts for over 30 years.  He holds Dan ranking in both Goju Ryu Karate and Haedong Kumdo.  Instructor Mottern has published articles on martial arts in various martial arts publications, including Taekown Do Times, Black Belt Magazine, Traditional Karate Magazine, and the award winning encyclopedias, Martial Arts of the World: An Encyclopedia (2 vols.) and Martial Arts of the World: An Encyclopedia of History and Innovation (2 vols.) He is also the author of Mastering the Way: Achieving Success in Martial Arts Training.   

For pricing on training in Gojutoshin Ryu and distance learning opportunities, including  MADE TO ORDER video downloads, contact Instructor Mottern.  

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