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).

About Jay Killeen

I began training in 2004 under the guidance of James Duggan Shihan. I have since achieved my Nidan in Goju Ryu Karate do Seiwakai. My favourite kata is Sanchin and I enjoy the challenge of kumite against great opponents.


  1. Omg….I think I should be scared for my husband!! I hope he makes it home in one piece. I’m sure Team Nemesis will stand out from the rest…..give ’em hell!! Good Luck Team

  2. Thanks @234ece5c753b6410ce45d7d3d6dd0338:disqus! Team Nemesis will be on the lookout for John. No man left behind!

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