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Teachers, Former Students of Goshin Kan, Friends and Associates have written articles and messages of Goshin kan Karate, Kancho, Shihans , Senseis, Nidans, Shodans and Students.In this section we can read of good stories of people who are have a good relationship with us.



Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Message from Sakamoto Shihan Of Goju –Kai 11th April 2007 Hi Deena Sensei. About 30 years ago Gogen Yamaguchi Sensei started a Karate-do College in his Hombu Dojo and accepted students from overseas. There were over 10 students in the first year, from places like Europe, America, South Africa, South Asia and Australia.

You came from South Africa and trained hard for 2 years. At that time, I was teaching twice a week with a focus on Goju-ryu Karate Kihon and Kata. At the Karate-Do College, besides Goju-ryu Karate, Inoue-Sensei came from Shizuoka ,200 km away, with 2 assistants to teach Okinawa Kobudo. And besides Goju-ryu Karate, Sensei of Shotokan Karate, shitoryu and others also came to teach. You studied the hardest in all courses, and were very diligent. At this time ,You have moved from South Africa to Australia and established Dojo in Sydney where you teach many students. Rather than the Sports Karate of "Offense is the best defense" You are teaching true Karate of "In Karate there is no first attack" based on Founder Chojun Miyagi Sensei's teachings "Do not get hit by people ,do not hit people, make things as if nothing had happened" and thereby expanding your Dojo. Seiji Sakamoto ( 7th DAN )
 

Friday, January 02, 2009

Wakako Shihan and Kancho Deena Naidu at the college in Tokyo. Gratitude to Wakako San, I am so grateful to Wakako Shihan for her expert advice and help in my development of Kata. I regard her as one of the finest teachers in Kata.

During my visit to Japan recently I caught up with Wakako San. She had a lot of good things to say about my path in karate-do and she also said that I was so different to all the others that came to the college. Besides physical karate, mine was spiritual quest, she said. I told her that Gogen Sensei had a lot to do with my spiritual development and the way I looked at life. She told me that her family and her loved me and I told her that I also loved them greatly. I told her that I still have the precious gifts that the family gave of her father’s memorabilia. Thank you Wakako San for everything you have done for me.

 

I met Kancho Deena Naidu (Dino as I know him) at the All Japan Karate Do College in Tokyo in the early 1970’s. He was already there when I arrived and was a respected student at the college. Shortly after my arrival I met Deena Naidu and we quickly became friends. We were all foreign students training in karate in Japan. The training in Japan was very strict and arduous. We started early in the morning and trained late into the night. Sparring, conditioning, physical training, meditation, and spiritual training were all a part of our daily life.

Deena Naidu always trained hard and did well. He had a good spirit, and a good heart. He paid close attention to all the lessons, and was really interested in the spiritual aspects of our training. He had come to increase his skills and knowledge, so he could better lead his karate organization in South Africa.

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Saturday, January 31, 2009

Message from Watanabe Shihan Of Goju – Ryu 27th January 2009
When I was asked to write about Sensei Deena Naidu for this book last year, I felt, yes. Although I am not a good writer by any means, however I am happy to write about him with obvious reasons. He is a very good friend of mine for a long time and a very rare Karate-do teacher in Australia. So, I write to you all, the reasons why I say he is a very rare and special Karate-do teacher.  In the past 30 years, since I started my karate-do teaching in Sydney, I have met many hundreds of good and bad teachers and the majority of normal martial arts instructors in private, in my open karate or martial arts spirit seminars and in the state, national and international sports karate championships meetings in Australia and overseas. All the martial arts instructors I have met in Australia in the past got involved with competitive sport martial arts. More or less, they love to participate in them like they do in sport competitions such as World Cups or Olympics Games.
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