Welcome to Palo Alto Goju Ryu Karate do Seiwakai, a traditional Goju Ryu school in the Palo Alto, Bay Area of Northern California. Goju Ryu is one of the four main styles of Japanese/Okinawan karate-do recognized by the World Karate Federation. It features a combination of hard and soft martial arts techniques. We are a traditional non-tournament oriented school where competing against yourself is the primary goal.
Head instructor Desmond Tuck (7th degree black belt) has more than 40 years of training and teaching karate practitioners. He continues to train internationally with many of the world's top-ranked practitioners of Goju Ryu, passing these teachings on to his students. Seiwakai is the largest club in the All-Japan Karatedo Federation (JKF) Gojukai with branches in dozens of countries. Tuck Sensei is ranked 6th degree black belt under the JKF Gojukai.