The Australian Okinawan Goju-ryu Karate-Do Federation (AOGKF National) is the representative organisation for IOGKF International, the traditional Karate Federations with over 75,000 members in over 55 different countries. Australia is one of the original founding countries and AOGKF has some of the world’s highest ranked and most talented instructors in its structure. Whatever your goals, aspirations or abilities, Goju-ryu Karate has become a beneficial passion for thousands of Australians & our martial art schools have something for you and your children!
The IOGKF International Oceania Gasshuku will be held in Newcastle, NSW from February 6-8, 2014. Special guests will be IOGKF Supreme Master: Sensei Morio Higaonna and IOGKF World [...]
The IOGKF International Oceania Gasshuku will be held in Newcastle, NSW from February 6-8, 2014. Special guests will be IOGKF Supreme Master: Sensei Morio Higaonna and IOGKF World Chief Instructor: Sensei Tetsuji Nakamura.
This event is not being hosted by AOGKF, however AOGKF has been invited by Master Higaonna and Sensei Nakamura to send a team to participate in the event which will consist of all grades and group training sessions.
Master Higaonna will turn 76 this year and eventually he will decide to discontinue his travelling schedule. This could possibly be Master Higaonna’s last trip to Australian shores. Sensei Higaonna is a 10th Dan in Okinawan Goju-ryu with over 55 years of continious Karate training. He is recognised as the Master in the direct line to the styles founder Chojun Miyagi Bushi. He also recently received an award from his local government naming him as a living cultural treasure.
Some members of AOGKF have been loyal students of Master Higaonna for over 40 years, since his first visit to Australia. Prior to Master Higaonna founding the International Okinawan Goju-ryu Karate-do Federation (IOGKF International). The AOGKF Executive committee want to share our legendary master with their students, so they too can have their lives changed by this Master of Masters.
This event also gives you the opportunity for you to train with our World Chief instructor, Sensei Tetsuji Nakamura, twice in one year when he once again returns to Australia in October 2015 to teach the AOGKF 2015 National Gasshuku.
If you are interested in joining team AOGKF, please see your Dojo instructor for registration details and further information.
6 (Friday) - 8 (Sunday)
The Forum University Drive Callaghan NSW 2308
IOGKF World Chief Instructor, Sensei Tetsuji Nakamura, will be Australia's special guest in his first visit to Australia's capital. [...]
IOGKF World Chief Instructor, Sensei Tetsuji Nakamura, will be Australia’s special guest in his first visit to Australia’s capital. Sensei Nakamura is the head of the IOGKF Karate World Body and is a direct student of Goju-ryu Grand Master Morio Higaonna.
Sensei Nakamura will be coming all the way from Burlington in Canada, where he currently lives. He speaks fluent English and will be teaching all grades and group sessions for all ages and levels, including kids classes.
The visiting World Chief Instructor will be teaming up with Australian head instructor, Sensei Joe Roses (IOGKF 7th Dan) for this special event. A wealth of talented instructors and assistant instructors will be on hand to make this event like no other and to ensure your Gasshuku experience is a great one.
A Black belt dinner and one of Australia’s famous Karate party dinners for all attendees and their families will be held over the course of the weekend and students will have time to enjoy all that Canberra has to offer.
A mini website for this Gasshuku event has been set up and can be visited via the red button above this summary. All updates, new information and registration can be complete through this site. Please join us for the biggest event in Australia in recent years!
October 30 (Friday) - November 1 (Sunday)
AOGKF Honbu Dojo
16 Barr-Smith Avenue Bonython ACT 2905
AOGKF Executive Committee