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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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Winter Grading Results
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A very strong grading with some exceptional performances. This was the first grading in a long time where everyone was successful passed to a higher level demonstrating all the hard work that people had been putting in to make sure they were prepared.  Congratulations also to our instructors team for preparing everyone so well. With

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Grading Success
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Congratulations to three amazing young women who successfully graded this evening at our senior grading (3rd – 1st Kyu).  Participation in the senior grading is by invitation only after demonstrating good attitude, work rate, understanding, consistent training, and application of techniques in regular classes. After receiving an invitation students must then complete a theory test

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Super Hero Day
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Our Super Heroes pushed through the adversity to celebrate our Super Hero Day class with lots of colour and energy. With the recent Covid restrictions it was understandably a smaller group than normal for this fun day on our karate calendar, but we still all managed to have the same great smiles and laughs as

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Senior Karate Training on the Gold Coast
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It was a pleasure to welcome Martin Phillips Shihan , Sandra Phillips Shihan and members of the Sunshine Coast Chito-Ryu Karate dojo to the Gold Coast for a Brown & Black Belt training seminar.  There was lots of great energy and sharing as the senior instructors shared their understandings and experience to help everyone better

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Autumn Grading 2021
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Well done to everyone who stepped up to challenge themselves at the Autumn Grading. There were some really good stand out performances demonstrating a confident understanding of the requirements for their level and great spirit showing they are ready to move up to the next level. As often happens at a grading some students were

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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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2021 QLD Chito-Ryu Karate Camp
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>> Download the 2021 Camp – Registration Form The QLD Chito-Ryu Karate Camp is held every year around April/May. The hosting of the QLD Karate Camp is alternated between the Sunshine Coast Karate Club (odd years) and the Gold Coast Karate Club (even years). The camp is a great fun event where you get to

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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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