Karate Events & Calendar

Nov 2017

posted May 5, 2017, 1:48 PM by Jason Armstrong   [ updated Aug 3, 2017, 3:16 AM ]

4th-5th: The Kids & Low Ranks Queensland Karate Camp by the Traditional Japanese Karate Network - Currimundi.  Camp information & registration at...

Oct 2017

posted May 5, 2017, 1:48 PM by Jason Armstrong   [ updated Aug 3, 2017, 3:56 AM ]

12th: Northern Beaches Karate Dojo – 5-7pm international guest sensei Vern Vaden

6th-8th: Gasshuku by Traditional Japanese Karate Network with Vern Vaden sensei - held on the Sunshine Coast. Contact Greg Scovell sensei for details. Full webpage... 

3rd: Northern Beaches Karate Dojo – 5pm term 4 starts.

Sep 2017

posted May 5, 2017, 1:47 PM by Jason Armstrong   [ updated Aug 8, 2017, 2:42 PM ]

28th: Adelaide Dan test. Jason Armstrong Shihan & Valentino Kyoshi leading. Valentino Kyoshi's dojo.

26th: Jason Armstrong Shihan, all ranks seminar in Adelaide - Valentino Kyoshi's or Magill Univ Adelaide dojo - TBD.

14th: Northern Beaches Karate Dojo – 5-6:30pm New Ranks/Awards/Games night. 6:30-7pm senior training. Last day of training for term 3.

12th: Northern Beaches Karate Dojo – 5-6pm Junior Grading. 6-7pm senior training as normal.

9th: 
Fig Tree Pocket Karate Dojo classes end for term 3 & belt test. 

7th: Northern Beaches Karate Dojo – Thursday, 6-7pm Yoga Session by yoga instructor Bronwyn Thomas.

5th: Northern Beaches Karate Dojo – 6-7pm Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class by Sensei Henry Walpole

Aug 2017

posted May 5, 2017, 1:47 PM by Jason Armstrong   [ updated Aug 14, 2017, 1:25 AM ]

Aug 27th: Northern Beaches Karate Dojo – Sunday, 27th August Beach Session – 8:30am-10am at Bucasia Beach, opposite the cafe.

Aug 17th: Jason Armstrong Shihan, all ranks seminar in Adelaide: ido, kumite & kata bunkai for sanseiru - West Beach dojo 6:30pm-8:30pm.

Aug 12th: Fig Tree Pocket dojo. Pathway to Sensei seminar number three. 11am-5pm (join us for an early dinner at a local restaurant if you can afterwards - Harajuku Gyoza Indooroopilly). Seminar topics, times & relevant ranks:

11am-11:30:  Kihon & Ippon Kumite theory: foci on midset & Ippon Kumite - "the greats (Kanazawa, Iba, Sells, Young, Greg Story, Tanaka...) grew up & lived on Ippon Kumite in their curriculum. How does it relate to WKF and your fighting as you age". Jason Armstrong Shihan - instructors only
11:30-12        Boxing Drills & Comparisons to Karate mainstream impact methods. Boxing guest: Darren instructors & invited kyu ranks 
12:00-12:30  The higher Dan ranks - standards and what they mean by Jason Armstrong Shihan -  instructors & invited kyu ranks 
12:30-1pm     Lunch break
1pm-1:45      Chinto embusen (overview; so if possible review prior to arrival (www.downloadkarate.com/karate-articles/chinto)  -  instructors & invited kyu ranks    
1:45-2:15      Chinto Bunkai - Jason Griffiths Renshi & Greg Scovell Sensei -  instructors & invited kyu ranks     
2:15-3pm       Zen in the Martial Arts by Jason Armstrong Shihan - instructors & invited kyu ranks
3pm-3:30  Kihon & Tachi kata drills in detail (hips & shikodachi themes) by Jason Armstrong Shihan - instructors & invited kyu ranks
3:30-5pm       Pinan Sandan (45 mins embusen & 45 mins bunkai) by Jason Griffiths Renshi - instructors & invited kyu ranks
5:30pm-         Re-gorup at Harajuku Gyoza for dinner for those that can make it (Indooroopilly Shopping town) - instructors & kyu ranks

Cost for Dan ranks below sandan $50, cost for Kyu ranks for the select sessions $25

1st: Jason Armstrong Shihan, all ranks seminar in Adelaide - Magill dojo 6pm.

Jul 2017

posted May 5, 2017, 1:46 PM by Jason Armstrong   [ updated May 9, 2017, 5:09 AM ]

11th: Northern Beaches Karate Dojo classes commence for term 3: 5-6pm all grades. 6-7pm seniors.

11th: Fig Tree Pocket Karate Dojo classes commence for term. 

June 2017

posted Feb 3, 2017, 9:06 PM by Jason Armstrong   [ updated May 9, 2017, 5:01 AM ]

20th: Northern Beaches Karate Dojo 5-6pm Games night. 6-7pm senior class. Last night of training for term 2.

17th: Term 2 belt test Fig Tree Pocket Dojo. 9am start for adults and juniors green belt & above. Little tigers & juniors white to orange start at 10:30am. Belt test results/awards & party for all ranks at 11:30am.

3rd: Pacific Coast Karate Championships, California. Click here for tournament details....

3rd: Northern Beaches Karate Dojo Junior and Senior Grading with visiting Senseis Greg and Jaki Scovell from the Mapleton Dojo

1st: Northern Beaches Karate Dojo visiting Senseis Greg and Jaki Scovell from the Mapleton Dojo

May 2017

posted Feb 3, 2017, 9:02 PM by Jason Armstrong   [ updated May 9, 2017, 5:00 AM ]

27th: Northern Beaches Karate Dojo Pathway to Sensei seminar no. 1 (of 3), by invitation only.

25th: Northern Beaches Karate Dojo visiting Senseis Greg and Jaki Scovell from the Mapleton Dojo

20th:  Qld Junior Traditional Japanese Karate Championships: Kata, bunkai, ippon kumite, kumite & Little Tigers under 7yrs skill drills. Fig Tree Pocket State Primary School, 10am start (9:30am check-in).

13th: May Northern Beaches Karate Dojo Fundraising Event at Bunnings North, Mackay.

11th: Fig Tree pocket dojo students with UQ Dojo with Sensei Sinn Chew.

6th: Sunshine Coast kids seminar day. Sensei, Greg, Senpai Lois & Senpai Helle. Mapleton dojo location.

April 2017

posted Jan 1, 2017, 5:16 PM by Jason Armstrong   [ updated Apr 29, 2017, 3:22 AM ]

30th: Northern Beaches Karate Dojo  Beach Session, Bucasia Beach. 8-9:30am.

29th (now re-scheduled to later in the year): Black Belt Training, Qld. "Pathway to Sensei" course, session #3 (the last in series). 11am to 5pm at Fig Tree Pocket Dojo, Fig Tree Pocket Primary School - main assembly hall. Cost $50 for those not yet holding a sensei title.

We will be doing the next set of theory/philosophy topics upfront, then kihon drills, boxing comparison drills, work our way in depth through Chinto (Gankaku) & Pinan Sandan then to kumite & refereeing. As a reminder, if you have time to brush up on your refereeing terminology & gestures as illustrated in our "Speaking Japanese for Martial Artists" book, please do so. Also a new video covering off on Chinto will provide fore learning for anyone motivated given we will not spend a lot of time on Chinto's embusen. Click here for that content..

28th: Redlands Shito-ryu Dojo - Yudansha-kai Keiko.  Greg Sensei & Jason Shihan to visit Redlands.

25th Northern Beaches Karate Dojo 5-6pm Games night. 6-7pm Senior Class.

22nd-23rd: Inter-club Tachi kata and Pinan kata tournament for Buderim & Mapleton dojo(s) at Mapleton dojo.

20th: Northern Beaches Karate Dojo 5-6pm Awards/New Ranks. 6-7pm Senior Class.

18th: Northern Beaches Karate Dojo term 2 classes commence, 5-6pm all grades, 6-7pm seniors

17th: Term 2 starts for Fig Tree Pocket Dojo

13th-16th. Las Vegas Ozawa Cup. 3555 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas.

11th: Kururunfa kata-Bunkai and Two-person Futarigeiko by Renshi Jason Griffiths, 5th Dan. South Australia, Littlehampton Primary SContact: Josh Smith (Goju-Ryu a Karate) Joshua.S.Smith@me.com.

9th: PM: Explore the rich amount of Clinch-based fighting techniques found in Seiunchin kata that is synonymous with in-close Goju-Ryu Bunkai by Renshi Jason Griffiths, 5th Dan. Location: Academy of Self-Defence and Martial Arts (ASDMA). Corner of Darley Road and Crowle Road, Paradise SA. Contact: Jason Griffiths 0431 200 192

9th: Pathway to Sensei Course #3 by Kyoshi Valentino & Renshi Jason Griffiths, 5th Dan. South Australia, Location: Academy of Self-Defence and Martial Arts (ASDMA). Corner of Darley Road and Crowle Road, Paradise SAContact Sarven McLinton Shito-Ryu Karate

8-9th: The Australian Traditional Japanese Karate Championship & associated seminars led by Renshi Jason Griffiths (Pathway to sensei course & Seienchin drill/bunkai seminar). Adelaide. see webpage for details & entry.

7-9th: Australia Open Karate Championship - Sports Karate (AKF). Whitlam Leisure Centre, 90 Memorial Ave, Liverpool NSW 2170,

7-9th Oceania Senior Karate Championship (WKF Sports Karate event). Whitlam Leisure Centre, 90 Memorial Ave, Liverpool NSW 2170, Australia.

8th: AM - Dirty Boxing Striking to Takedowns by Renshi Jason Griffiths, 5th Dan - closed Session (Invite Only) Location: Centennial Sea Scouts Hall, 47 Adelaide Tce, St Mary's. Contact: Paul Tsiavlis AMOK Strategic Combatives

7th: Practical Bunkai - Tekki/Naihanchi & associated Two-person Drills by Renshi Jason Griffiths, 5th Dan. South Australia, Location: Adelaide Academy of Karate-do Shotokan 3/615 North East Road, Gilles Plains, SA 5086.Contact: Dave Rigby (Shotokan Karate) 0418 802 097

6th: Grappling/Groundwork Basics by Renshi Jason Griffiths, 5th Dan. South Australia, Location: Chikara Budo dojo West Beach Primary school, 3 Woodhead street, West Beach. Contact Sarven McLinton Shito-Ryu Karate

5th: Practical Bunkai - Kanku Dai by Renshi Jason Griffiths, 5th Dan. South Australia, Location: BodySmith Fitness 84b Dyson Road, Noarlunga Centre 5168 Starting at 7pm. Contact: Matt Smith (Shotokan Karate) 0402 781 733.

1st: Pomona Karate Championships (JKA). Sunshine Coast.

March 2017

posted Dec 13, 2016, 1:26 AM by Jason Armstrong   [ updated May 9, 2017, 5:07 AM ]

31st: Redlands Shito-ryu Dojo - Yudansha-kai Keiko.  

30th: Northern Beaches Karate Dojo  Awards/New Ranks/Games night 5-6:30pm. Senior training 6:30-7pm. Last day of training for term 1.28 March Northern Beaches 

28th: Northern Beaches Karate Dojo Junior Grading, 5-6pm. Senior training as normal 6-7pm

27th: Term 1 belt test Mapleton Dojo

25th: Term 1 belt test Fig Tree Pocket Dojo. 9am start for adults and juniors. Little tigers start at 9:40am.

25th: Redlands Shito-ryu Dojo - Junior Grading 8:30 to 11:30 

25th: Mark’s Place - Jason Griffiths Arnis & Bunkai 9am to 3pm

18th: Northern Beaches Karate Dojo Beach Session, Bucasia Beach opposite the café, 7:30am-8am kata practice on the grass, 8am-9am beach training

10th: Higher ranks from Fig Tree Pocket Dojo to visit Redlands dojo for Friday nite kumite class. 4pm departure from FTP area & car pooling.

2nd: Northern Beaches Karate Dojo, yoga session from 6-7pm by Bronwyn Thomas

Feb 2017

posted Nov 20, 2016, 11:50 PM by Jason Armstrong   [ updated Feb 15, 2017, 2:10 PM ]

24th: Redlands Dojo - Yudansha-kai Keiko Instructors Garry Sensei (Kihon, Ido, Kata), Jason G Renshi (Uke Flow Drill), Greg Sensei (uke no gogenri Ippon Kumite), Glen Sensei (Renbukan Kihon), Ashleigh Sempai (Kumite)

23rd:  Redlands Shito-ryu Karate Dojo - Jason Griffiths Bunkai

16th: Redlands Shito-ryu Karate Dojo -  Jason Griffiths Arnis 

16th: Sensei Sarven from Adelaide visits the Northern Beaches Karate Dojo

15th: Black Belt Session at the Northern Beaches Karate Dojo run by visiting sensei Sarven McLinton from Adelaide

14th: Sensei Sarven McLinton from Adelaide visits the Northern Beaches Karate Dojo

2nd: Northern Beaches Karate Dojo  Intra-Dojo Flag Sparring Competition, 5-6pm

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