Redlands Karate Dojo: Australia

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Come and train with a World Champion

Sensei Garry has been training for 25 years and  teaching since 1991. He has competed at all levels in both points & full contact fighting. This has seen him train and compete in Japan, Australia, America and Canada, studying the traditional style of Shito-Ryu with influences from Shotokan, Goju and Okinawan styles. Some of his successes are listed below:

  • 1st Kumite  International Karate Association World Titles (1991)
  • 1st Kumite  International Karate Association Canadian Titles (1991) 
  • 3rd Kumite  Teams Australian Karate Federation Titles (1991)
  • 2nd Kumite  Australian Koshiki Titles (1991)
  • 3rd Kumite  World Koshiki Titles, Japan (1994)
  • 1st Kumite  Australian Koshiki Titles (1995)
  • 2nd Kumite  Australian Karate Federation of Qld, Champion of Champions (2007)  
  • 1st Kata Veteran`s Australian National All Styles Championships (2008)
Training Times               
                Tuesday & Thursday Nights

                Junior Class
    5:30pm – 6:30pm Beginners
                                   6:00pm –7:00pm  Advanced
                                   (7 to 12 year olds advanced + Mum and Dads welcome) 

            Senior Class    7:00pm – 8:30pm
                                   (Adults and advanced Juniors)

            Friday Nights     5:30pm - 7:00pm 
                                   Tournament Training Kumite & Kata

See contact detail at the bottom of the page 

Whether you have trained before or this is your first time trying martial arts, here is your chance to come along and train in a friendly environment where you can:

  • Challenge yourself
  • Develop strength in mind and body
  • Build spirit
  • Explore Zen as an Art
  • Enjoy training with like minded people

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Photo: Garry sensei with the famous Chinen sensei on an overseas training trip.

About the Style we Practice

The style we practice is Shito-Ryu Karate which was founded by Kenwa Mabuni. As a beginner this will be the core of your training and as you progress you will gain an understanding of other styles. Shito-Ryu possess the kata of both Goju and Shotokan and offers a good balance of “linear and hard” with “round and soft”. Therefore, the three styles are innately connected. In fact, Mabuni Sensei regularly got together with Funakoshi (Shotokan) and Miyagi (Goju) to work on concepts, techniques and kata. We honour this age-old tradition and so enjoy training with other styles/clubs and welcome students from the many forms of martial arts to come into our dojo and train with other like minded people. See Sensei Garry's karate lineage on the Karate family tree....

We have a great support network with 8th Dans in Japan, United States and Australia who sit on our grading panels, run seminars and attend our camps.

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Garry sensei is still actively competing in his 40s & is shown taking gold at a karate tournament representing the Redlkands Dojo.

For our annual karate training camp in Qld click here...


Cleveland-Redland Bay Rd & OUtlook Ave. - Redlands Dojo

Thornlands Dance Palais    (Ph: 0420 855 678)
Corner of Cleveland-Redland Bay Road and  Island Outlook Avenue, 
Thornlands, Queensland 4164, Australia             

Entry to car park  is from  Island Outlook Ave

The Dojo (training hall) is next to Bay FM radio station

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  • Queensland competitors in Aust Champs
    Four of the Queensland kids competitors from the Fig Tree Pocket dojo who visited Adelaide for the Australian Traditional Karate Championships run by our organization. They all managed to pick up a few medals in their respective divisions.
    FTP kids Adelaide national champs 2017.JPG - Google Drive
    Posted Apr 11, 2017, 4:03 AM by Jason Armstrong
  • Qld Junior Traditional Championships
    The Queensland Junior Traditional Karate Network Championships 2017 - DownloadKarate - The Traditional Japanese Karate NetworkQld Junior Traditional Karate Network Championships 2017
    - the webpage is now open for registrations

    We have finally decided to put a tournament together to cater from 4yrs to 11yrs of age. The web sign-up page & rules are a clone of our Australian Traditional Karate Championships but applied at the Qld level.

    We are creating a good diversity of events for kids, especially for younger ones a little like some JKA & Shito events I saw in in Japan (but with one novel addition of a "theory competition"). Regardless of kids rank/age, the idea is to get them warmed to the tournament scene. Many of the kids competing from our organisation will be white to orange, so it will cater to to low ranks also. Older kids will also be eligible for 5 event types. Events include:

    The event will be at Fig Tree Pocket State School (near Kenmore). There will be 3 rings and how long the day goes will depend on entrant numbers, but the youngest age group (4-6yrs) will likely be all done on rings 1 & 2 within an hour. Ring 3 will start the older kids cycling through divisions from 10am and once the Little Tigers are done older ages will then be on all 3 rings.

    The full webpage & rules (with videos showing event types) is at:
    Posted Feb 18, 2017, 11:04 PM by Jason Armstrong
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