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Goshin-Jutsu Karatedō is an American-founded karate style with strong Chinese and aikijutsu influences; it prioritizes self-defense applications over winning competitions and sport-fighting. Goshin-Justu Karatedō focuses on rapidly evading and redirecting attacks, then incapacitating the opponent with punches, kicks, and strikes directed at the weakest parts of their anatomy (i.e., small bones, major joints, and soft tissues.) Goshin-Jutsu Karatedō is somewhat unique in that it makes a greater use of joint manipulations and takedowns than most other karate styles.

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Contents

[Framework]] Glossary, key concepts, philosophy, protocol, ranking, and curricula.
Kihon The fundamental skills which comprise the art: stances, evasions, blocks, breakfalls, punches, strikes, kicks, joint manipulations, and takedowns.
Kyūsho The anatomical weak points of the human body.
Kata Formalized solo practice routines.
Waza Preplanned, prearranged simulation training for specific attacks and situations.
Kumite Free-sparring conducted in an “alive” manner, using spontaneous movements against an actively-resisting partner with no prearranged outcome.
Strategy Synopses of several strategy books are provided to guide the decision making process.