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