Giles Hopkins

Giles Hopkins is a karate instructor and retired English teacher. He is the author of The Kata and Bunkai of Goju-Ryu Karate, a number of articles for the Journal of Asian Martial Arts, and blog posts and essays on the subject of Okinawan Goju-ryu and kobudo. Practicing martial arts since 1973, he holds black belt rankings in a number of styles, as well as sixth-degree rankings and a teacher’s certificate in Okinawan Goju-ryu and Matayoshi kobudo, from the Zen Okinawa Kobudo Renmei and the Okinawa Kodokan.