Sensei Anthony Horgan

Sensei Anthony Horgan
Anthony Horgan
Authentic Karate – Chito-Ryu Karate-Do

Sensei Anthony Horgan was one of the first students at Gold Coast Chito-Ryu Karate. He was the dojo’s first black belt, the first to achieve the level of Jun-Shidoin (junior instructor), and the first to reach nidan (second dan black belt).

A keen sportsman all his life, Sensei Anthony has extensive experience performing at a high level. Whether it’s travelling the world to ski, being part of the Brisbane Lions AFL team, or coaching the Danish national cricket team, Sensei Anthony knows what it takes to unlock the highest levels of achievement. He brings that experience and know-how to the dojo, where he inspires everyone to dig deep to find new levels of capability.

Sensei Anthony is based in Brisbane, travelling to the Gold Coast dojo to train as often as he can. His energetic and innovative classes are so much fun that students barely even realise how hard they’re working.

Sensei Anthony is a positive role model and mentor for all karate kids, always setting the example by working hard and displaying the right attitude.



Competition success

Sensei Anthony has represented Australia at no fewer than five World Titles, where he has achieved three gold medals and numerous minor medals. He has also won numerous national titles, and continues to compete and referee while also taking on a valuable coaching role for our less-experienced competitors.



  • Nidan Chito-Ryu Karate-Do
  • Jun-shidoin Chito-Ryu Karate-Do


    • 2010 Soke Cup World Titles Kyu Mens Kumite Champion
    • 2007 Soke Cup World Titles Novice Mens Kata Champion
    • 2007 Soke Cup World Titles Novice Mens Kumite Champion
    • 2012 ICKFA Kumite Champion
    • 2010 ICKFA Kumite Champion
    • 2009 ICKFA Kumite Champion
    • 2007 Karateka of the Year
    • 2006 Budoka of the Year
    • 2005 Budoka of the Year
    • Represented Australia at Soke Cup World Titles in 2007, 2010, 2013, 2017, and 2019