Tom Hill is the Chief Instructor of Goju.co.uk. He is 60 years old in 2011 and has been training over 39 years.
Tom Hills Dojo been established over 35 years in Hemel Hempstead Hertfordshire, England.
Formal 2 hour training on Monday & Thursday evenings and informal training on Sunday mornings.
Toms demonstrates Self defense. Hikie Uke Block & Counter Strike Techniques. There are many possible applications for Karate Kata Bunkai many contain Ju Jitsu and grappling applications. Assisted by Mike Paget, Mike Saunders, Simon Tasker. Video by Richard Smith
Warning: If you perform any technique shown here in class or in public, you do so at your own risk.
We assume no responsibility for the use or misuse of the information provided which results in injury or loss.
Tom Hill has written the following ebooks & articles on apple ibooks & Amazon Kindle:
1; Belief & Emotion
A book about what makes us all 'tick' and how to improve that 'tick'.
2; A Guide to The Art of Self Defence
This book is not to try and teach you self defence moves -- but the essence of Self defence
3; The UK Law on Self Defence
A striaghtforward explanation of the UK law on self defence.
4; Gekisai Dai Ichi Kata Sequence
An illustrated (with photographs) step by step instruction manual on how to perform
Gekisai Dai Ichi Kata.
5; San Dan Gi
The Goju Ryu 'San Dan Gi' (Three level sequence) as a training exorcise
6; Essays for Black Belt
To obtain a chance to grade for Shodan - Black belt
first degree in Karate - Goju.co.uk,
students must complete an essay
of at least 500 words to be considered for the grade.
Here are over 20 of these essays from students over the last 25 years applying for the Grade.
7; Karate Terminology
Most of the terminology required for Karate and General Japanese Martial Arts
with Japanese to English translations
8; How to Run a Martial Arts Club
A step by step, guide for Students of Karate or any
Martial Art, who wish to learn how to run a Martial Arts Club.
9; Sort out the UK Dan grades
The Dan Grade system in Karate
(and perhaps in other Martial Arts systems)
is in a mess! It is high time someone said so and
not just complained about it but offered up a sensible
and workable solution that was both fair and intelligent.
10; Maximum Karate & athletic fitness & wellbeing
Many students ask my opinion about Fitness matters.
This is about my thoughts and studies regarding the subject of Fitness.
These suggestions are intended for Karate students
11; Tom Hill - A life in Karate - Interview
In 1976 the Grovehill Community Centre, Hemel Hempstead was brand new.
It was visited by a young man who had just moved into the area
who thought it would make a good Martial Arts Dojo
12; Tom Hill - Poems
21 of Toms poems (some on the Martial Arts)
13; Toms top ten health & wellbeing tips
These suggestions are intended for fit Karate or Martial Arts students
who wish to gain maximum benefit from training & lifestyle.
Tom has also produced a DVD with many of the clips shown on it. See our website: www.goju.co.uk.