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10 Grinsell Street, Kotara NSW

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Sensei Morio Higaonna
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Sensei Tetsuji Nakamura
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Sensei Chris Larken
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Sensei Brent Pawlik
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Okinawa Goju Ryu Karate is one of the only remaining styles of martial arts that maintains a complete system, from kicking and striking, to locks, throws and ground techniques with the sole application of self-defence. There is a significant focus on breathing, personal health and wellbeing. Traditional karate is an art that can be practiced for life.

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Our history

Chojun Miyagi was born on 25th April 1888 in Okinawa. At the age of five he became the heir to the Miyagi family. His training in karate began at the age of eleven under Ryuko Aragaki Sensei who practiced and taught Tomari-Te. When he was fourteen his teacher introduced him to Higaonna Kanryo Sensei. Chojun Sensei trained with Kanryo Sensei from 1902 until October 1916, when Kanryo Sensei passed away.

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Sensei Brent Pawlik

Experience true traditional karate as if you were in Japan.

Study under a practitioner who has spent more than seven years in Okinawa, Japan, studying under Master Morio Higaonna Sensei.

Traditional karate is an art that can be practiced for life.

Unlike sports karate, the goal of traditional karate is not about defeating one’s opponent, but defeating one’s self. Through hard training you can discover your true potential, not just in karate, but in life.
 
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