Hello everybody, I've loved martial arts since I was a child, so at the age of 11 I started practicing Shotokan Karate Do and few years later added Iaidō (this is where my love for Japanese sword began). Due to health problems I was forced to quit at the age of 15 with 4th Kyu. After a long 16 years without martial arts, my mind finally found peace when I started practicing Goju Ryu Karate Do (IOGKF). Nearly two years ago I have also started practicing Matayoshi Kobudo, but not very regularly. I consider Goju Ryu my main style now with 1st Kyu.