Karate Events & Calendar
27th: Greg Scovell sensei (4th Dan) visiting the Mackay dojo (belt test and teaching).
26th: Redlands Shito-ryu Dojo - Yudansha-kai Keiko.
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.
29th: 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..
22nd-23rd: Inter-club Tachi kata and Pinan kata tournament for Buderim & Mapleton dojo(s) at Mapleton dojo.
18th: Northern Beaches Karate Dojo term 2 classes commence, 5-6pm all grades, 6-7pm seniors
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 S. Contact: 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 SA. Contact 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 . Contact: Matt Smith (Shotokan Karate) 0402 781 733.
1st: Pomona Karate Championships (JKA). Sunshine Coast.
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
Mark’s Place - Jason Griffiths Arnis & Bunkai
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
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)
- Jason Griffiths BunkaiRedlands Shito-ryu Karate Dojo
Jason Griffiths ArnisRedlands Shito-ryu Karate Dojo -
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
24th: Term 1 start at the Fig Tree Pocket dojo (Tues class now for orange belts & above only, Sat for all ranks).
15th: Mapleton Dojo inter-dojo sessions:
8:30- 9:30 Revision (kata, kihon) Peter/Greg/Garry sensei
9:30 - 11:30 kumite/ partner drills Peter/Greg/Garry sensei.
14th: Mapleton Dojo inter-dojo sessions:
8:30 - 9:30 Kihon an in depth look at stances and strikes Greg Scovell sensei; 9:30 - 11:30 Aragaki Sochin Peter Wetherspoon sensei.
1:30 - 2:30 Uke No Gogen Ri ( Mabuni's 5 principles of defence) Greg
2:30 - 3:30 Short sticks Peter
3:30 - 4:30 Randori (open mat session) Peter/Greg
Dinner at 6:30 Palmwoods hotel Families are welcome to come along, Please let me know if you are going
13th: Mapleton Dojo inter-dojo session Chinto kata. 4 - 5:30 pm
th: Northern Beaches Karate Dojo awards/games/pizza party night, last day of training for 2016.
Northern Beaches Karate Dojo junior grading, senior grading.
3rd: Network Dan test for South East Queensland & end of year party.
3rd: Term 4 belt test Sunshine Coast Mapleton Dojo.
3rd: Term 4 belt test Fig Tree Pocket Dojo.
29th: California guest instructor Ed Mundy, kumite class and farewell party. Redlands dojo.
25th-27th: California guest instructor Ed Mundy, Mappleton dojo.
22-23rd: Northern Beaches Karate Dojo Gasshuku with visiting senseis: Garry Edwards sensei, Jaki & Greg Scovell sensei and international guest Ed Mundy Sensei. Please contact Helle Smith on 0488146644 for further details.
21st: Fig Tree Pocket dojo meeting at Rainbow Park for orange belt and above training, 4pm.
20th: California guest instructor Ed Mundy, Redlands Dojo Thurs nite.
18th: California guest instructor Ed Mundy, Redlands Dojo Tues nite.
Northern Beaches Karate Dojo intra-dojo flag sparring competition.
11th: Term 4 start at the Fig Tree Pocket dojo (1st Tues class on the 11th & 1st Sat class on the 15th).
7th-9th: The Networks's Annual Queensland Karate Camp - Currimundi. Click for details...
4th: Northern Beaches Karate Dojo term 4 commences. all grades including intra-dojo kata competition, seniors.
3rd: Term 4 start for Sunshine Coast Mapleton Dojo.
24th: Mappleton park training (no dogi) followed by a BYO BBQ. Start time 8 a.m. At the Mapleton lily ponds. Contact Sensei Greg Scovell. Sunshine Coast Mapleton Dojo
17th: Fig Tree Pocket Karate dojo park training at Rainbow Park (orange belts and above). 9:30-11am.