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 Traditional Juniors Championships
    Last Saturday's tournament seemed to get a great deal of positive feedback from the visiting clubs. Especially in relation to its design for the young and low rank kids to experience their "first event". On our Facebook page there are a variety of pictures from the day some people have sent me or uploaded themselves (with some good ones of the Taiko drum performance).

    As previously mentioned, these events are all about the experience and personal development that occurs. There was a very broad range of kids receiving medals on the day, which was good to see, but most importantly it was how well the kids conducted themselves. They all behaved so well with good sportsmanship, respect for others and were so very engaged. They represented their respective ranks and dojo at the highest standard.

    Photo Photo
    Posted May 27, 2017, 4:54 PM by Jason Armstrong
  • Shito-ryu Fig Tree Pocket dojo visits UQ Okinawan dojo
    A big thank you to the University of Queensland dojo and Sinn Chew sensei for allowing a group of 10 Shito-ryu Fig Tree Pocket students to visit tonight. Osu!
    Posted May 11, 2017, 4:43 AM by Jason Armstrong
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