Sensei Paul Enfield began studying the martial arts in Oxford, England in 1979. He obtained his black belt in 1984 and shortly afterwards journeyed to Okinawa, the birthplace of karate, to study karate full-time. He remained in Okinawa and Japan for three years and became uchi-deshi (live in student). While in Asia he traveled to Korea, Taiwan and China to further his research into the martial arts. At the end of 1987 he came to the United States where he has taught karate ever since.
Sensei Enfield has translated three martial arts books from Japanese to English, and has written numerous martial arts related articles that have been published in the United States and the United Kingdom.
Although Goju-ryu karate is Sensei Enfield’s main area of study he has also studied Tai Chi Chuan, Lau Gar Gung Fu, and Brazilian Jiujitsu (jujutsu). Ten Years after leaving Japan, in December 1997, Sensei Enfield returned to Okinawa to study Goju-ryu karate under World Headmaster for the style, Miyazato Eiichi Hanshi, at this time Goju Karate Center was appointed the rare honor of San Diego area Shibu Dojo (branch school) for the Okinawa Goju Ryu Karate-do Association. Sensei Enfield is an eighth degree black belt with the title Kyoshi (teacher of teachers) and head instructor at the Goju Karate Center.