The course covered Yin – the hidden aspects of karate-do. Yin and Yang are complementary opposites that form Tao – the whole (‘do’ in Japanese). Our art of Goju Ryu is founded on principles of Yin and Yang. Yang is easy to appreciate, it is hard, solid, positive. Yin is more difficult to grasp. Rather than being the exact opposite – ‘soft’ or ‘negative’ – it is the other side of the coin that enables Yang. The course looked at at how Yin can enable power and deepen our understanding of kihon, kata, kumite and bunkai.
Sensei Dan Lewis