Goshin-jutsu (護身術) means “art of self-defense”. Unlike point fighting goshin-jutsu applies the whole variety of Karate techniques. It focuses on real-life situations and how to master them. Therefore, it also applies knee and elbow strikes, poking with the fingertips, throws, leverages, and hits with the edge of the hand. While jiyu kumite only takes a limited amount of techniques goshin-jutsu uses every technical option, which is available in the katas.

It is also an important part of Judo.

Hiroshi Shirai taught goshin-jutsu extensively.

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Dr. Christian Tribowski