Is Goju Ryus reputation as street effective attributed to its close range emphasis?

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    We dont speak of such things it wasn't posted on YouTube so it didnt happen
     
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    What experience do you have with either curriculum?
     
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    That more closely resembles ground and pound MMA than Goju Ryu.
     
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    Im training in Goju Ryu right now. My Shi-to Ryu training, which I've been doing for years before I started Goju Ryu, has usually been more intense, even at the beginner levels.
     
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    Goju Ryu might work better in self defense for you and if that's the case and your goal is to be able to defend yourself than I would say go with the Goju Ryu. But that doesn't mean Goju Ryu would be more effective than Shotokan in terms of self defense for everybody. Somebody else might find that Shotokan works better than Goju Ryu in self defense for them. So they would be better off going with Shotokan if they want to be able to defend themselves. It varies from person to person. Everybody is different. There is no one style that works best for every single person whether the goal is to be able to win tournaments, defend yourself, ect.
     
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    I've never studied Shi-to ryu. The point of my post was explaining to the OP my experience with Goju. Second, I made the point the training culture is important, not the system itself.
     
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    Yes because prior to MMA nobody every though of holding your opponent down and punching them......
     
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