Nara Candle festival demonstration 2016 ( The Pink belts were to raise money for breast cancer research)

About Us

 

Chujun Miyagi
Seikichi Toguchi
Yoshio Kuba
 
What is Goju Ryu Karate?

Goju ryu , Japanese for "hard-soft style," is one of the main traditional Okinawan styles of karate, featuring a combination of hard and soft techniques.

 

Goju ryu incorporates both circular and linear movements into its curriculum, combining hard striking attacks such as kicks and punches with softer open hand circular techniques for attacking, blocking, and controlling the opponent, including locks, grappling, takedowns and throws.

Our head instructors have lived in Okinawa, Japan, the birthplace of Karate while training under the watchful eye of Kuba Yoshio sensei (10th dan Goju Ryu Karate).

They have both been awarded 3rd and 4th dan ranks and have been given the title of Shibu cho (Branch chief) of the Okinawa Karate do Kenpo Kai in Australia.

All of our instructors have been to Okinawa to train with Kuba Sensei.

If you want to learn real no nonsense Karate direct from the source, look no further.

Why run on a tread mill when you can get fit and learn a valuable life skill

Adam Ball
Kayla Ball
Our Lineage
 
 
 
 

All images of Kuba sensei were taken by Chris Willson at www.travel67.com

 
 

Started training

 

1998

 

Started teaching

 

2004

 

Rank

Shibu Cho (Australia branch chief)

Yondan (4th Dan Black belt) - Okinawa karate do kenpo kai

 

Sandan (3rd Dan Black belt) - Zen Goshu Karate

Other achievements

 

Lived and trained in Okinawa with Kuba sensei

ACT state champion - Kata - AMAC 2014

 

ACT state champion - Traditional weapons - AMAC 2014

 

1st place title - Traditional weapons - All Japan martial arts championships 2015 - Tokyo, Japan

 

2nd in Australia - Kata - AMAC National titles 2014

 

3rd in Australia - Traditional weapons - AMAC National titles 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adam Ball
Kayla Ball

Instructors

Started training

 

1997

 

Started teaching

 

2004

 

Rank

Shibu Cho (Australia branch chief)

Sandan (3rd Dan Black belt) - Okinawa karate do kenpo kai

 

Sandan (3rd Dan Black belt) - Zen Goshu Karate

 

Nidan (2nd Dan Black Belt) - Kanpeki Do Karate

 

Nidan (2nd Dan Black Belt) - San Sho Kan Karate

Other achievements
 

Lived and trained in Okinawa with Kuba sensei

Doctor of Psychology - Australian National University

Specialist in Child Development and Learning

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact

Classes

We are located at the Holy family primary school, Castleton crescent, Gowrie, ACT

 

 

Juniors 5 years and above

 

Tuesday: 6pm - 7pm

 

Thursday: 6pm - 7pm

 

Seniors 16 years and above

 

Tuesday: 7pm - 8:30pm

 

Thursday: 7pm - 8:30pm