Brisbane

The Brisbane Okinawan Goju Ryu Kenkyukai dojo is run by Sinn Chew  5th Dan

Sinn commenced his martial arts journey in 1973. He trained in Shotokan Karate, KungFu and Kickboxing, only switching to Goju Ryu in1990. In 2004, he commenced cross-training in Judo and BJJ.

His devotion to deepen his understanding in GojuRyu is matched only with a long standing commitment to demonstrate the essence of the style, and to bring about the very best in each and every student. His teaching optimises the body, strengthen the mind and encourage the fighting spirit. He is truly an inspiration to his students, or to any new or senior student interested and passionate about learning Karate, and keeping fit and conditioned, with self defense skills in mind.

The mindset for developing Karate and life skills are parallel. Sinn is unique in that he continually tries to de-mystify the ancient martial arts, and to demonstrate the relationship between the traditional basics and modern fighting methodologies.

Training is held at the UQ Karate Club; University of Queensland, UQ Fitness Centre, Building 25, Union Road, St Lucia. Training times: Sundays 6pm to 8pm; Tuesdays 7.30pm to 9pm; Thursdays 6pm to 7.30pm.

For more information, please our website www.uqkarate.com.au, or call Sinn Chew at 0414899288

 
Gold Coast

The Gold Coast Okinawa Goju Ryu Kenkyukai Dojo is run by Jun Shibu-Cho Damien Martin at the Southern Cross Martial Arts Centre.

 

Damien has been training in the martial arts since 1982, initially training in Judo and then commencing Karate in 1984. He is currently a 5th dan in Okinawan Goju Ryu. Over the past 30+ years he has extended his interest in and explored the history and practices of a variety of martial arts; modern and traditional. He has been a martial arts teacher for over 25 years now and is the Kaichō of a multi-disciplinary Dojo on the Gold Coast.

 

Damien worked in the security industry for 18 years where he was constantly exposed to some of the seedier and more violent characters in our society; an environment where techniques, tactics and training methods had to work! He has been lucky enough to travel the world with his work and has trained extensively in the US and the UK; and more importantly, with Taira Sensei in Okinawa, the birthplace of karate.

 

For more information either check out the website, or call 07 56656269. The physical location of the Dojo is 2/54 Kingston Drive, Helensvale.


 

Melbourne

The Melbourne Okinawan Goju Ryu Kenkyukai Dojo is run by Shibucho Pete Keogh.

 

Pete has been involved in Karate since 1986 and as the founder of the TriTactics business, Pete has developed and delivered successful martial arts, self-defence and anger management programs to a number of Private, Government and Independent secondary schools throughout  Melbourne. Pete has leveraged his martial arts knowledge, his skills as an amateur boxer/Kick boxer and his experiences in the security industry to create programs that are fun for school students, improves their fitness & self confidence and increase their self-awareness, while at the same time equipping them with personal safety skills.

 

Appearances on and in national media  including; Morning Show (Channel 7), 3AW radio as well as a feature in Blitz (Australasian martial arts magazine) have provided an opportunity for Pete to share his story as an abuse survivor. Pete has also been engaged as a speaker in violence prevention and high risk youth forums discussing challenges facing youth, behavioural reactions to abuse and how to be a survivor.

 

Over the past 3 years, Pete has developed a real passion for the teachings of Taira Sensei and the Okinawan Goju Ryu Kenkyukai, travelling to training sessions in Australia, Okinawa and New Zealand.  Pete is now passing on all he has learned from Taira Sensei, to in excess of 150 students.

 

GojuRyu classes held at:

McKinnon Progress Hall
118 McKinnon Rd, McKinnon
Monday 6.30pm-8.30pm
Thursday 7.30pm-8.30pm
Friday Morning 6.00am-7.00am

 

Phone: Pete Keogh 0419 158 189
Email: gojuryu@tritactics.com.au 



Okinawa Goju Ryu Kenkyukai

This is a karate organisation set up to promote research into the practical application of  Okinawa Goju Ryu Karate kata and technique. It was  instituted by Taira Masaji Sensei, to provide a collaborative learning group of like-minded pracitiioners to collectively advance our karate.

Unlike many organisations we don't exist just to  follow the precise method of Taira Sensei's kata and bunkai. We recognise that we are all different, that we have different skills and abilities. Through research we will discover the common factors that go into effective karate practice and use those factors to  continually improve.

Any and all are welcome to join the Kenkyukai, as full members or just as participants on the Kenkyukai site, for the sharing of information.

Masaji Taira is a leading teacher of Okinawa Goju Ryu Karate Do, in the manner of the Jundokan dojo in Okinawa and of his teacher Ei'ichi Miyazato. Taira Sensei is a retired police officer and an 8th dan in Okinawa Goju Ryu Karate Do. Taira Sensei:
  • heads the Okinawa Goju Ryu Kenkyukai
  • is best known as a researcher and practitioner of the bunkai of the Goju Ryu kata.
  • is renown for being unusually open in his teachings, feeling that the techniques and learning must be shared, for their preservation and to test their effectiveness.
Membership is available at the Kenkyukai homepage.

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This website is a co-operative effort by the Australian member Dojo's of the Okinawa Goju Ryu Kenkyukai of Masaji Taira Sensei.
Each of the individual Kenkyukai Dojo's can be contacted by clicking on the individual Dojo links above, and checking their direct contact details.
 

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