Karate Events & Calendar

June 2017

posted Feb 3, 2017, 9:06 PM by Jason Armstrong   [ updated Mar 29, 2017, 11:13 PM ]

30th: Redlands Shito-ryu Dojo - Yudansha-kai Keiko.  

17th: Redlands Shito-ryu Dojo - Junior Grading 8:30 to 11:30

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....

May 2017

posted Feb 3, 2017, 9:02 PM by Jason Armstrong   [ updated Mar 23, 2017, 5:39 PM ]

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.

April 2017

posted Jan 1, 2017, 5:16 PM by Jason Armstrong   [ updated ]

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.  

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 Feb 15, 2017, 2:12 PM ]

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

Jan 2017

posted Nov 11, 2016, 6:19 PM by Jason Armstrong   [ updated Jan 12, 2017, 2:53 PM ]

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

Dec 2016

posted Sep 15, 2016, 8:00 PM by Jason Armstrong   [ updated Nov 8, 2016, 4:11 AM ]

8th: Northern Beaches Karate Dojo 5-7pm awards/games/pizza party night, last day of training for 2016.

6th: Northern Beaches Karate Dojo 5-6pm junior grading, 6-7pm 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.

Nov 2016

posted May 12, 2016, 2:28 AM by Jason Armstrong   [ updated Nov 2, 2016, 9:00 PM ]

12th: Northern Beaches Karate Dojo Kata and Beach Session at Bucasia Beach 9:30-11am  

6th & 7th: Renshi Jason Griffiths, 5th Dan, running Sydney seminars.

3rdNorthern Beaches Karate Dojo November 6-7pm yoga session with special guest yoga instructor Bronwyn Thomas

Oct 2016

posted May 12, 2016, 2:27 AM by Jason Armstrong   [ updated Oct 21, 2016, 2:03 PM ]

29th: California guest instructor Ed Mundy, kumite class and farewell party. Redlands dojo.

25th-27th: California guest instructor Ed Mundy, Mappleton dojo.

 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.

13th: 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. 5-6pm all grades including intra-dojo kata competition, 6-7pm seniors.

3rd: Term 4 start for Sunshine Coast Mapleton Dojo.

Sep 2016

posted May 12, 2016, 2:26 AM by Jason Armstrong   [ updated Sep 15, 2016, 7:48 PM ]

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.

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