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Learn Goju-Shorei Karate, Goju-Shorei Weapons (Cane, Knife and Tactical Flashlight) or Goju-Shorei Jujitsu in the privacy of your residence. Questions and support are as close as an email away.

Larry Kooyman Jr.


CEO,  Chief Instructor
Family First Martial Arts – Franklin TN Branch
Family First Martial Arts – Spring Hill TN Branch

Rank: 8th Degree Black Belt Goju-Shorei Karate
4th Degree Goju-Shorei Weapons



Katherine Wieczerza

Nashville, TN
Rank: 9th Degree Black Belt Tae Kwon Do
9th Degree Goju-Shorei Weapons



Andrew Tourin

Reno, NV
Rank: 6th Degree Black Belt Danzan Ryu JuJitsu
2nd Degree Kodokan Judo
4th Degree Goju-Shorei Weapons


Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to get started?

You’ll need the tapes or DVDs and the Text PDF for the rank you’re testing for.

How do I test for rank?

You video yourself doing the requirements and send them to Soke McNeill, or post the test on Youtube. You can also travel to the Reno, Nevada area or find a Goju-Shorei instructor closer to you.

Will I need a partner to demonstrate the techniques when testing?


How much does testing cost?

The test fee is $30 for the Yellow rank and goes up $10 per rank after that.

Is there any fee for re-testing?


How many ranks or belt levels are there?

Both Karate and Weapons have the same number of ranks (7) below Black, and 8 degrees of Black.

How hard is it to learn Goju-Shorei Karate and/or Goju-Shorei Weapons?

The Weapons System was designed to be learned fairly quickly. Some have earned their Weapons Black Rank in a year. The Karate generally takes longer. In both cases it is really up to the dedication and desire of the student.