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  • Spring Grading – 2019
    16 September 2019 / No Comments / Gradings

    Congratulations to everyone who attended the 2019 Spring Grading. Fantastic to see everyone continue to improve their karate. 12th Kyu (Yellow) Amelia McGregor Hollie McGregor Natasha McGregor 11th Kyu (Orange & White) Mehi Whala James Ngo Ian McGregor    **double graded 10th Kyu (Orange) Jack Forde Kaylah Smith Ellen Guan    **triple graded 9th Kyu

  • World Title Success!
    12 August 2019 / No Comments / Events,General

    Our team for the 2019 Soke Cup held in Penticton, Canada has returned achieving a great result with 3 Gold medals and 6 Bronze Medals. Whilst results are awarded to individuals it was the contribution of everyone in the team through the months of training, preparation and support right up until they stood on the

  • 2019 Soke Cup Team
    10 July 2019 / No Comments / Events,General

    July 26 – 28 the 2019 Soke Cup is being held in Penticton, Canada and 5 members of the Gold Coast dojo will be representing the Gold Coast dojo and Australia at this prestigious event. The Soke Cup is the world titles for Chito-Ryu Karate-Do and is only held every 3 years.  This event brings

  • 2019 QLD Chito-Ryu Karate State Titles
    28 June 2019 / No Comments / Events,General

    The 2019 QLD Chito-Ryu Karate State Titles were a great success with a record number of competitors and a great standard of competition all day.   There were many strong performances with our overall tournament champions being:- Little Champions Tournament Champion – Liam Glover (Gold Coast) Junior Tournament Champion – Raiyan Khan (Sunshine Coast) Senior

  • 2019 QLD Chito-Ryu Karate State Titles
    19 June 2019 / No Comments / Events

    Schedule Tournament Schedule:- 2019 – QLD State Titles – Schedule Entry Forms Entry forms are now available for the 2019 QLD Chito-Ryu Karate State Titles. This is always a great event and we would love to see as many competitors there as possible. Events include:- Kata Team Kata Kobudo Kumite Kumite Tag Team Kumite There

  • Winter Grading 2019
    4 June 2019 / No Comments / Gradings

    Congratulations to everyone who attended the 2019 Winter Grading. A great example of technique and spirit shown by all. 12th Kyu (Yellow) Carlo de Byl Joe Reavey Lucy Reavey Hunter Windle 11th Kyu (Orange & White) Byron Corbelli  **double graded Leo Shin **double graded Steve Moore Kaylah Smith Toby Somerville Siani Symons 10th Kyu (Orange)

  • Four things you should know before your next grading
    21 May 2019 / No Comments / General,Gradings

    Four things you should know before your next grading Karate gradings are an exciting time. This is when you get rewarded for your training and progress, for learning your new kata and new techniques. In the early days, when you first start your karate journey, the gradings may be regular. But, as you get higher

  • New Day Time Classes
    15 May 2019 / No Comments / General

    We are very pleased to announce that from Tuesday 21 May we will be commencing our new mid week day time classes.   The classes will primarily focus on Beginners Karate and Fitness to begin with and grow as the needs of the students grow. Class Times Tuesday 9:15-10:15 Thursday 9:15-10:15   These classes are perfect

  • Adults – Staying motivated for healthy habit success
    15 May 2019 / No Comments / General

    Success = desire + motivation   We all experience desire We all want to look after ourselves, to be fitter, healthier, happier. It’s something we know we need to do, right? We start with the best intentions… “I will go to the gym.” “I will go for a run.” “I will eat better.” But after

  • Senior Grading Success
    13 May 2019 / No Comments / Gradings

    I am pleased to announce the recent success of Gold Coast members at the senior grading conducted at the 2019 QLD Chito-Ryu Karate Camp. These gradings are a fitting reward for all the hard work and perseverance they have demonstrated. Congratulations to:- Anthony Horgan – Nidan (2nd degree Black Belt) Monica Lester – Jun shidoin

  • 2019 Gold Coast Cup Results
    18 March 2019 / No Comments / Events

    What a great day of competition with competitors from the Gold Coast Dojo, Sunshine Coast Dojo and Blue Mountains dojo in attendance. There was a very good standard and a great attitude from everyone. It is good to see so many of our members competing well and pushing each other to do better and better.

  • Autumn Grading 2019
    4 March 2019 / No Comments / Gradings

    A good standard for the Autumn Grading with all students demonstrating a good level of understanding and technique to successfully pass. It is not that often that everyone who steps up to grade is successful so well done on the hard work you have been putting in. For any students that would like some specific

  • 2019 Gold Coast Cup – Sunday 17 March
    11 February 2019 / No Comments / Events

    Entry forms are now available for the 2019 Gold Coast Cup. This is always a great event and we would love to see as many competitors there as possible. Events include:- Kata Team Kata Kobudo Kumite Kumite Tag There are divisions for all ages and belt levels. Entry Form Download:- 2019 GC Cup – Entry Form

  • 2018 Annual Award Winners
    22 December 2018 / No Comments / General

    Budoka of the Year – Bridget Weeks Our 2018 Budoka of the Year award winner is Bridget Weeks. Bridget has been a standout in the dojo throughout the year with her great attitude and training ethic. What ever else is going on in her life Bridget always found time to get to the dojo and do

  • 2018 Yearbook
    22 December 2018 / No Comments / General

    The 2018 Yearbook can be downloaded in PDF here => 2018 Yearbook (22MB) Hard Copies are available for purchase if you would like to order one please speak with Sensei Adam.

  • Summer Grading – 2018
    1 December 2018 / No Comments / Gradings

    Well done to all those that attended the Summer Grading. It was great to see the improvement in everyone who stepped up. The most pleasing thing to see was the spirit and effort that everyone was putting in demonstrating that the understanding that you need to bring your best effort to successfully grade is being

  • November Newsletter
    8 November 2018 / No Comments / Newsletters

    The November newsletter is now available. => 2018 – November Events Newsletter

  • Kick or Treat Halloween Class
    1 November 2018 / No Comments / Uncategorized

    A bit of fun in the dojo with a special Halloween class for Little Champions and Juniors (plus some of their friends). The dojo was decorated and everyone had a great time dressing up and being part of some Halloween celebrations. The class also focused on how to be brave using good posture, breathing and eyes.

  • Gold Coast’s first Jun-Shidoin
    22 October 2018 / No Comments / Gradings

    Congratulations to Senpai Anthony Horgan on successful grading to jun-shidoin (junior instructor) at the QLD Brown & Black Belt Camp held over the weekend. Senpai Anthony is the first Gold Coast student to achieve this level. Senpai Anthony has been with Gold Coast Chito-Ryu Karate since 2005 being our first student when the dojo was

  • October Newsletter
    4 October 2018 / No Comments / Newsletters

    The October newsletter is now available. => 2018 – October Events Newsletter

  • 2018 GC Karate Competition
    11 September 2018 / No Comments / Events

    An exciting day of karate competition on the Gold Coast with some fantastic performances and a great vibe all day. Thank you to all the competitors who had been preparing hard and competed with great spirit and equally important a great etiquette and respect. A big thank you also to our volunteers who without your

  • September Newsletter
    4 September 2018 / No Comments / Newsletters

    The September newsletter is now available. 2018 – September Events Newsletter

  • Spring Grading – 2018
    24 August 2018 / No Comments / Gradings

    It was very pleasing to see how well everyone who attended the Spring Grading was prepared which led to some very confident performances.  The key to success is hard work and taking responsibility for your own success and many of the students who stepped up had definitely done this. A special mention to John Lenton

  • August Events Newsletter
    30 July 2018 / No Comments / Newsletters

    The August events newsletter is now available.  2018 – August Events Newsletter  

  • Karate for Families
    10 July 2018 / No Comments / General,Members Stories

    Karate attracts all kinds of people who are looking to make positive changes in their lives. One of the great things about karate is that whole families can train together learning valuable skills and life lessons, uniting them in common goals. At Gold Coast Chito-Ryu Karate we are proud of the fact that our dojo

    4 July 2018 / No Comments / Newsletters

    The July events newsletter is now available. 2018 – July Events Newsletter

  • 2018 Gold Coast Cup
    24 June 2018 / No Comments / Events

    On Sunday 24 June the 10th anniversary of the Gold Coast Cup was held. It was a great event with a terrific atmosphere and excellent competition. A special guest at this years event was Shihan Mark Snow from the Blue Mountains. Before the competition events commenced Shihan Snow (assisted by Sensei Adam McDonald) and Shihan

  • New Gold Coast Black Belts
    9 June 2018 / No Comments / General,Members Stories

    During the 2018 QLD Chito-Ryu Karate Camp Ben Dempsey and Daniel Goldberg challenged for their dan rankings. Both Ben (Shodan) and Daniel (Junior Shodan) presented very well showing the hard work they had put in to be ready for their grading and were successful in achieving their black belts. Achieving a black belt in Chito-Ryu Karate

  • June Events Newsletter
    6 June 2018 / No Comments / Newsletters

    The June events newsletter is now available. 2018 – June Events Newsletter

  • 2018 QLD Chito-Ryu Karate Camp
    3 June 2018 / No Comments / Events

    Over the weekend Friday 25 – Sunday 27 May the QLD Chito-Ryu Karate Camp was held at Tallebudgeera on the Gold Coast.  The camp was attended by Members of the Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast Chito-Ryu Karate groups with Shihan Martin Phillips as the head instructor of the camp. All participants had a great time

  • Winter Grading 2018
    2 June 2018 / No Comments / General,Gradings

    A great effort at the Winter Grading with our largest number of participants ever. Even more pleasing was that it was the first grading in a very long time where everyone passed successfully highlighting the hard work and preparation that students and teachers had been putting in. Results: 12th Kyu (Yellow Belt) Mehi Whala James

  • May Events Newsletter
    8 May 2018 / No Comments / Newsletters

    The May events newsletter is now available. 2018 – May Events Newsletter

  • New Kobudo (Weapons) Classes
    3 May 2018 / No Comments / General

    We are pleased to announce commencing Tuesday 8 May we will be providing Kobudo (weapons) classes at the Ashmore dojo.   Class Times: Tuesday 6:00-6:50  (Juniors 8-12yrs) Tuesday 7:00-8:00 (Seniors 13yrs+) Be sure to book your place in Zenplanner   What to Bring? For the first term we will primarily be focusing on using the

  • April Events Newsletter
    18 April 2018 / No Comments / Newsletters

    The April events newsletter is now available. 2018 – April Events Newsletter

  • Karate is teaching my son good manners.
    23 March 2018 / No Comments / Members Stories

    An eye-opener and a moment of unexpected pride. I’m always proud of my children. But something happened recently that gave me an unexpected moment of pride in my son. My son doesn’t share my passion for karate. He doesn’t mind doing it but he’s not interested in fine- tuning his technique. He’d rather help out

  • Saturday Morning Classes Commencing 24 April
    21 March 2018 / No Comments / General

    We are pleased to announce that we are now offering classes on a Saturday morning at the Ashmore dojo. 8:30-9:15  – Little Champions (4-7yrs) 9:30-10:30 – Juniors (8-12yrs) & Seniors (13yrs+)   Existing members are encouraged to reserve their place using their Zenplanner app. Not a member but would like to learn real Authentic Karate

  • March Events Newsletter
    7 March 2018 / No Comments / Newsletters

    The March events newsletter is now available. 2018 – March Events Newsletter

  • 2018 – Autumn Grading
    7 March 2018 / No Comments / Gradings

    Well done to those that attended the Autumn Grading, it was great to see some real positive improvement among those that challenged with most people passing confidently. For those that were not successful this time please continue too work hard on your basics, frequently refer to the grading requirements for your level and ask for

  • Brain training: why you’re probably doing it wrong
    20 February 2018 / No Comments / Members Stories

    John’s Story – The oldest man in the dojo I was 54 years old the very first time I walked into a karate dojo. That made me the oldest person there. I was a successful professional, I had sailed in world championships, and I was in the first 15 rugby team at school. But none

  • February Events Newsletter
    29 January 2018 / No Comments / Newsletters

    The February events newsletter is now available. 2018 – February Events Newsletter

  • January Events Newsletter
    5 January 2018 / No Comments / Newsletters

    The January events newsletter is now available. 2018 – January Events Newsletter

  • Upper Coomera Saturday Class – New Time
    4 January 2018 / No Comments / General

    EXCITING NEWS!! ** Upper Coomera Saturday Class – 9:00-10:00 (New Time) ** I am very excited to announce that we have secured a new more convenient time for our Upper Coomera Saturday class with the class now starting running from 9:00-10:00. We have always wanted an earlier time slot for our Saturday classes and after

  • 2017 Annual Awards and Yearbook
    14 December 2017 / No Comments / General

    Congratulations to our 2017 Annual award winners: 2017 Budoka of the Year – Samantha Lenton 2017 Senior Karateka of the Year – Leonard Lam 2017 Junior Karateka of the Year – Axel Schnebli 2017 Little Champions Karateka of the Year – Dylan Preston   You can read why these karateka received their awards plus a

  • December Events Newsletter
    6 December 2017 / No Comments / Newsletters

    The December events newsletter is now available. 2017 – December Events Newsletter

  • 2017 Summer Grading
    5 December 2017 / No Comments / Gradings

    Our final grading for the year was a small one but with a very good standard. Congratulations to the following students for successfully achieving new ranks. Aisha Cheyne – 12 Kyu (Yellow) Merryn Jaffers – 12 Kyu (Yellow) Sebastian Lee – 12 Kyu (Yellow) Oliver Rustin – 12 Kyu (Yellow) Toby Somerville – 12 Kyu

  • Soke Sensei on the Gold Coast
    3 December 2017 / No Comments / Seminars

    On Wednesday 29 and Thursday 30 November we were fortunate to host Soke Sensei as part of his annual Australian tour. Soke Sensei was accompanied by one of his senior students and master of kobudo Higuchi Kyoshi. Shihan Martin Phillips from the Sunshine Coast dojo also came down for the 2 days of training. In

  • Soke Sensei on the Sunshine Coast
    27 November 2017 / No Comments / Seminars

    It was great for Gold Coast karateka to get an opportunity to train with Soke Sensei, the head of Chito-Ryu Karate-do on the Sunshine Coast this weekend.  Soke Sensei was visiting the Sunshine Coast as the first part of his 2017 Australian Tour.  Accompanying Soke Sensei was Higuchi Kyoshi, and Minowa Renshi. Sam Lenton and Kazumi

  • Under Development
    18 November 2017 / No Comments / Uncategorized

    Our New Website is currently being developed so most links are not working yet. Please call 1300 557578 to enquire about our classes.   *Members – If you are looking for members content please speak to Sensei Adam

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