Goju-Shorei Karate ranking (Yellow, Orange, Purple, Green, Brown 1, Brown 2, Brown 3, Black) consists of a number of self-defense techniques. Each curriculum technique is the front end of what turns out to be a freestyle, street-wise technique created by each student depending on the attack, position and distance of the opponent’s body.
Goju-Shorei Weapons ranking (Yellow, Orange, Purple, Green, Brown 1, Brown 2, Brown 3, Black) consists of basics, one kata and techniques using the cane. Higher levels of Black ranking explores the use of the knife, cane and knife, pressure point self-defense application using the cane, as well as Japanese restoration massage.
Goju-Shorei Jujitsu has 8 levels (starting from the very basic to the more advanced) that can be seamlessly slotted in to any existing martial arts curriculum. This program is meant to compliment, not replace, all styles and systems.
The ultimate aim of Karate lies not in victory nor defeat, but in the perfection of the character of its participants. – Gichin Funakoshi