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The best way to ensure you enjoy our training program is to attend a free training session. Book via the button below. Spaces are limited so get in quick to secure your spot! Non-contact classes teaching you self defence and life skills! Our experienced accredited instructors will keep a close eye on you whilst learning at your own pace.
Children’s Karate Classes
We endeavour to promote health and well-being, discipline, tolerance and a heap of fun. The Samurai class teaches the fundamental techniques of Karate. The programme focuses motor skills; hand-eye coordination, balance and agility. More importantly for all children, our training instils achievement, attitude, teamwork, respect, integrity and perseverance.
Our qualified coaches continue working on basic physical skills. The warrior class also offer students far more challenging karate techniques. We also focus on his or her level of fitness including strength, flexibility, balance, coordination and stamina along with lifetime self defence skills all through fun exercises. Whether your child is dealing with bullies or handling any other problem, they will learn to make the right decisions.
Start Your Journey
If you have been considering joining a karate club we invite you to come and meet us, and see for yourself if what we do is right for you. We run a beginners self-defense program that provides new students a great introduction to the benefits of karate training. Our classes are run by professional instructors in a welcoming, safe, inspiring, and empowering environment. From the first lesson, you will begin to learn self-defense principles and practical techniques to get you on your way to developing skills and building total strength of mind and body for life! We sure do! We offer versatile classes which accommodate beginners or experienced karate students of all belt ranks, with no level of fitness required to start.
We endeavor to teach teenagers about time management, leadership skills, and goal setting. All of these are required in today’s work environment. These classes help to develop discipline in each student in a positive environment. As a result, many of our students have greatly improved their school grades. We teach the philosophy of karate, as well as the pure physical techniques. Our program challenges the entire body, developing better hand-eye coordination, balance, agility, and poise.
Continue Your Journey
We offer adult classes for Beginners and Intermediate combined and separate Advanced classes. Each student is given the opportunity to train with others at their level. Karate can be practiced either as a discipline for personal development, a sport for fitness, or a skill for self-defense. Karate is a progressive form of physical training and functional movement, helping you reach an optimum level of physical fitness at any age. It is a life-long journey in which advancing age is no hindrance, and encourages proficiency in the keen coordination of mind and body. Our teaching methods highlight your strengths and strengthen your weaknesses. Karate is for people looking for more than just a workout.
I’ve trained with Shihan on many an occasion, I was proud and honoured to be awarded my black belt by him. He is an exceptional instructor who not only makes training interesting but fun too. His only fault is I don’t think he ever really understood the Geordie accent. May you go from strength to strength Stacey karetsian, and I hope you eventually make it to the UK!
I highly recommend to take a class and be open minded of the possibility that you will learn from it. Is it self defence or fitness that you’re looking at to achieve… Well I’m sure you will achieve it here. Now me & my family has started Goshukan Karate.
We are Loving it! The question is when will you?
Give the best gift for your child or your self…
The GIFT of CONFIDENCE!
Shihan Stacey Karetsian has been an absolute blessing to Karate in Australia. His uplifting humble attitude and vision for not only himself but those he trains and stands beside is obvious if you are ever fortunate enough to be grace with his presence. I would highly recommend you attend his class if you are that someone who is pursuing martial arts with a goal to be the best you can be. Thank you Shihan or should I now say Goshukan Kancho Karetsian for your past teachings. I look forward to training with you again soon.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Karate is more than a self defence fighting system. It is a way of life. We are learning a martial art, to build strength in both mind and body, and yet we wish to never have to use the physical component of the art to defend ourselves. Consistent training in karate can develop strength of mind, body, spirit. By developing fighting skills you build confidence, inner security, awareness, respect for self and others. Karate training builds character, it teaches us life skills to help us to overcome challenges, solve problems, embrace opportunities, strive for excellence.
Absolutely not. Karate is a personal endeavour and every student is encouraged to participate at their own pace, with no expectation of fitness or ability.
If you can walk onto the mats you can train in Martial Arts! We have had people start training well into their 50’s and even 60+!
Yes, we have a number of different options to get the whole family (Mum, Dad and kids of all ages) involved, without multiple trips. We have the option of a family class in which parents train in the same class as their kids and complete part of the class by themselves and the other part all together!
Class sizes vary throughout each program and peak time. We abide by recommended instructor ratios which are as follows: Little Ninjas are an average 12:1 and teens and adults are 20 per class (usually with 2 instructors per class).
It takes approx. 4-5 years to get black belt, depending on how many times you train a week and how committed you are to your improvement.
What we’re doing is recognising the experience level that people who have already trained in a Goju based karate system and letting them train in their current grade belt until they are ready to be assessed and formally graded to the appropriate grade level in Goshukan Karate. There are many clubs within the same/similar styles or systems today, and just like when you are studying any tertiary education and gain credit points when moving from one course to another, the same can be said for transferring your karate journey from one Kai (school) to another. Speak to us about your situation. Every person is assessed on their own merits and training history.
The Australian Karate Federation (AKF) is the national governing body of karate in Australia recognised and endorsed by the Federal Government, the Australian Olympic Committee and the Australian Sports Commission. The AKF is a member of the World Karate Federation (WKF). The WKF is recognised by the International Olympic Committee as representing the sport of Karate. Goshukan Karate Academy is a Member of the Australian Karate Federation (AKF).
The Japan Karate-do Federation was established in 1964 to organize and oversee all styles of traditional Japanese Karate. This organisation is part of Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (文部科学省 Monbu-kagaku-shō). It is led by a member of Cabinet who is selected by Japan’s Prime Minister.The vast majority of traditional Goju Ryu organisations are members of the JKF Goju Kai. This organisation seeks to preserve and perpetuate the style of karate that was developed in Okinawa, Japan by Mr. Chojun Miyagi. Goshukan Karate Academy is a member Seiwakai Goju Ryu and therefore a member of the Japan Karate Federation.