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Category: General

Ground Self-defence Seminar
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Members of the Gold Coast Chito-Ryu Karate Dojo took advantage of the opportunity to learn some basic self-defence techniques from the ground in a special seminar on Friday. The seminar was led by Adam Glachan, a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and covered what to do when caught in common positions on the ground. The

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How to keep up your karate training when your body isn’t quite right
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Some of us come to karate, especially as adults, carrying existing long-term injuries or niggling pain. When we first start training, the unfamiliar movements required in karate can make us aware of muscles, tendons, and ligaments we never thought about in the past. And sometimes this can make us think we need to stop training

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Karate and the importance of etiquette
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Studying martial arts is different from playing sports. While playing sports teaches teamwork and sportsmanship—both essential and highly valuable skills—martial arts adds an extra layer to this. This layer is called etiquette and it’s a form of good manners. But, in the dojo, etiquette goes even further than simple good manners. Building this etiquette in

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2020 Annual Award Winners
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2020 Budoka of the Year – Merryn Jaffers Merryn’s amazing attitude has been evident throughout her training this year and, as a result of this attitude, Merryn’s technique has been maturing rapidly. She always sets a fantastic example whether as a leader for the younger students or in her own classes, and she is always willing

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Committed to Black Belt Seminar
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On Sunday  8 November we held a “Committed to Black Belt” seminar at the Ashmore dojo. At Gold Coast Chito-Ryu Karate we do not have any special “Black Belt Clubs” that provide extra opportunities for those that pay for it. As far as we are concerned every student that walks in the door and is

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Dojo Re-Opening – Updated
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We are pleased to announce following the release of government guidelines that we are anticipating on re-opening the dojo on Friday 12 June. Tuesday 2 June. We will of course continue to monitor the situation and advise of any changes to this date. New Members Welcome We have space in some of our classes for

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Little Champions Tournament
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At the start of each year before the competition season begins we hold a Little Champions Tournament at the dojo.  This event in a familiar supportive environment gives our Little Champions a taste of what competition is like before the main events during the year.  We have always found this to be a great stepping stone

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2020 Gold Coast Karate Calendars
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The 2020 Gold Coast Calendars are available to order for just $25. A great way to plan your karate year with each month highlighting all the karate events that are happening.  * Orders close Saturday 15 February The 2020 Calendar features: February 2020 – January 2021 Months Large 28 x 37cm size. All karate events

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2019 Little Champions Karateka of the Year
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Congratulations to our 2019 Little Champions Karateka of the Year – Hana Nishiura Hana joined Gold Coast Chito-Ryu Karate earlier in the year and quickly demonstrated that she was someone keen to do well and ready to learn. As the year progressed Hana increased the number of classes she was doing and her karate really

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2019 Juniors Karateka of the Year
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Congratulations to our 2019 Juniors Karateka of the Year – Yusuf El-Deeb Our juniors have had a great year with many students working hard and improving so much which made choosing the Junior Karateka of the Year a very difficult job. Yusuf stood out for a number of reasons.  Number one being his consistency, throughout

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