2013 Martial Arts Dojo Opening Dates

The Brisbane Goju Karate martial arts dojos will be reopening as per the following dates:


Annerley Martial Arts Dojo – Wednesday the 9th of January 2013

Morningside Martial Arts Dojo – Tuesday the 15th of January

Norman Park Martial Arts Dojo – Thursday the 17th of January 2013


Be sure to subscribe to the Brisbane Goju Karate Calender on your iPhone or Android device so that you are kept up to date on all the events happening this year at Brisbane Goju Karate.


We look forward to seeing you all at training for what will be another great year of hard work and success.

The Stampede Brisbane Team Nemesis

The mini bus has been booked, we have an esky full of refreshments (beer) and a team of Brisbane Goju Karate’s mightiest warriors. What better way to go into the final week of the Stampede Brisbane than with a Team Nemesis count off.

Leading the pack will be Sensei Kain “CrossFit” Johnson who is the mastermind behind convincing the poeple of Brisbane to enter into competition against Nemesis. Shihan Jamie will also be along to ensure those non-competitors hanging out in the bar get a taste of the Nemesis treatment.

Team Nemesis

  • Ben Beattie
  • Guy “Astro Boy” Killeen
  • John “Jimbo” Johnson
  • Michelle Gane
  • Dariusz “The Most Beautiful Building in Hervey Bay” Bratko
  • Cameron “Jimmy McTavish” Ward
  • Andrew Kerridge Skinner
  • Larry “Cyclone Larry/The Driver” Gillespie
  • and your webmaster Jay “Shazam!” Killeen

Team Nemesis Karate T-Shirt


Pick up point will be at the Norman Park Karate Dojo at Active Life Fitness as 7:10am or directly at John Johnson’s at 7:00am. The minibus will then head off to the dreaded Brisbane Northside to pick up Michelle Sempai with the Team Nemesis t-shirts @7:30am before hitting the long round out to Woodford. This will give enough time in case we hit traffic or Michelle Sempai has slept in.


Ben Sempai has offered his eksy for the big trip. We suggest everyone brings a bottle of water which we can then keep on ice.


Make sure everyone brings the following. Entry back on the bus depends on this.

  • Full change of clothes. Including underwear (no commandos on the Stampede)
  • Heavy duty garbage bag for spoiled garments
  • Towel
  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Money
  • Identification
  • Your A Game! Whimps will be left on the side of the road in Woodford suburbia

Below is a sneak peek of the sort of action to expect on the day. Surely this will be an event like no other (especially that bit where you run through a gauntlet of gladiatos…poor volunteers).

Wollongong Goju Ryu Karate Camp 2012

Students of Brisbane Goju Karate are invited to attend the Goju Ryu Karate Camp Summer Gasshuku held in Wollongong, New South Wales this November. We have always had a great turnout each year by our senior students and black belts and wish to extend the invitation to all students this year. The Summer Gasshuku gives you the opportunity to hone your martial arts skills through Goju Ryu Karate seminars across the entire training weekend. These seminars are suitable for students of all ages and are regularly attended by the children in New South Wales. So if you are willing to travel with your children please do not hesitate to get involved.

The karate training seminar will include kihon, kumite and kata and there will be plenty of socialising between sessions and at dinner each night. So if you haven’t been to Wollongong and want to give it a try this year then don’t hesitate to let us know at training. We will be organising accommodation and need to finalise numbers as soon as possible to ensure beds are secured.

A PDF with additional information provided by Glenn Stephenson Shihan is attached. Please print, complete and submit the form to attend the Summer Gasshuku.


Download the Registration form at Wollongong Karate Camp 2012.

PRESENTS 2012 Summer Gasshuku (extended training camp)
2nd to 4th November 2012

at Wollongong Surf Leisure Resort
Pioneer Road, Fairy Meadow NSW 2519
+61 2 4283 6999

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Course Accommodation
Book your own accommodation early to avoid disappointment


(NOTE: you must pay $100 Deposit to secure Unit)

Beachfront resort. Free facilities include indoor swimming pool, steam room, spa and children’s playground.
Self contained units ( 4 – 7 people ). Compulsory key deposit of $20 (open check out will be refunded).


Powered campsites also available .
Units are being held for the course unit end August 2012. Don’t delay in reserving your accommodation as it will be fully booked before the course

Karate Seminar Timetable

  • Beach Training / Fun Run
  • Kata Training
  • Kumite Training
  • Weapon Training
  • Dinner – Pub across the road great affordable meals / children’s play area or organise BBQ we are open to suggestions from Parents and supporters
  • Award Presentations

6.00 – 8.30 PM Register In and Training
Welcoming . Brief run down on rules and schedule of the weekend

6.30 -8.00 AM Beach training and fun run (short / t-shirts ) towel to dry off (Gi for Picture on beach)
9.00 – 12 noon Training (Kihon and Kata) 2.00- 4.00 pm (Kumite Drills) Training
4:00 to 6:00 pm Dan Grading 6:00– 8.00pm (Kihon and Kata) Training

6.30 -8.00 AM Beach training and fun run (short / t-shirts ) towel to dry off
9.00-12:00 noon Training (Kihon and Kata) 1:00 to 3:00 pm Small Kata Tournament & Overview
(please note this is a guide and may run out of order if organiser see fit).

Keep an eye on www.karateacademy.com.au for detailed profiles of course instructors, as well as updates on course details, tournaments and participants.

Download the Registration form at Wollongong Karate Camp 2012.

End of Year Bash 2011

End of Year Bash is like Christmas Day for the karateka at Brisbane Goju Karate. It is the yearly event where we all come together to share gifts of punching and kicking. While it is guaranteed to be an enduring day fraught with bumps and bruises it never fails to put a smile on our faces. The End of Year Bash, or Party in the Park for the kids karate students, always puts a smile on your face and sometimes a blood stain on your gi.

All karate students across Brisbane are welcome to come along and join in the Brisbane Goju Karate End of Year Bash so keep this blog bookmarked for more information about the End of Year Bash 2012!

End of Year Bash Highlights for 2011

2011 saw the first year that Gladiator Cam was introduced to capture all those gut smacking and ear clipping kicks and punches. Enjoy the highlights reel below and don’t forget to leave a comment or two at the bottom sharing your favourite moments from the End of Year Bash 2011.

Sempai Jay Vs. Sempei Andrew


Shihan James Vs. Sensei Kain


Sempai Jay Vs. Sensei Kain


Sempai Rod Vs. Shihan James


Sempai Andrew Vs. Shihan James


Sempai Guy Vs. Sempai Rod


Sempai Rod Vs. Macca

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