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!
5th Annual Friendship Tournament & Club Championships
5th ANNUAL FRIENDSHIP TOURNAMENT & CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS
AUGUST 13, 2017 – CROOKWELL, NSW
This is the first time Crookwell Dojo has had the privilege of hosting this prestigious event. This is open to all AOGKF members of all ages and abilities. The purpose of the friendship tournament is to promote positive relationships and experiences through friendly competition between all AOGKF clubs.
The event will be held at the Crookwell Memorial Hall, the actual home of the Crookwell Lambert Karate Dojo & Family Fitness Centre! Plenty of seating, heating and food will be on offer and the venue is centrally located and is one block from the main street of town.
Online registration for this event will open in March, 2017.
OCTOBER 27-29, 2017 – AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF SPORT, CANBERRA, ACT
SPECIAL GUEST INSTRUCTOR: SENSEI HENRIK LARSEN (IOGKF WORLD VICE-CHIEF INSTRUCTOR)
8th DAN BLACK BELT & CHIEF INSTRUCTOR OF DENMARK
Also featuring Sensei Joe Roses – IOGKF 7th Dan and other guest instructors
Our special guest in 2017 will be Sensei Henrik Larsen, leader of the largest IOGKF country organisation – Denmark. Sensei Larsen is an 8th Degree Black Belt in Okinawan Goju-ryu and the vice-chief instructor of IOGKF world wide. This is a unique opportunity for you to experience Sensei Larsen’s expert instructional skills first hand.
Sensei Roses and other senior guest instructors from around the world will assist Sensei Larsen in the delivery of the Gasshuku which will be held at the Australian Institute of Sport’s Combat Centre.
This event is open to all IOGKF members, please see your Dojo instructor for further information. Online registration will open in May 2017 and the event website, timetable and information package will be available online after Christmas 2016. This package will include travel, train and eat packages for all members to take advantage of.
This event will include a one day black belt gasshuku, three day all grade gasshuku, kids camp, lecture, Black belt dinner, Karate Party dinner and more special events to be announced soon!
FEATURED INSTRUCTOR: SENSEI JOE ROSES – IOGKF AUSTRALIAN (AOGKF) CHIEF INSTRUCTOR
This annual event is for Black and Brown Belt members only. Official timetable will be release after the Christmas break and this year the event will be held over two days. The 2017 Gasshuku will include the usual all grades and specific group training sessions, instructors training and meeting, Brown and Black Belt grading test and friendship dinner.
AOGKF Woden Dojo will once again host this event in Canberra, Australia’s National capital. Canberra has a large range of accommodation and tourist options for you to explore and we suggest visiting the following website: www.visitcanberra.com.au
SATURDAY MAY 20th – Woden Dojo
8am-8:30am – 3rd Dan and above session
8:30am-9:30am – All Dan grades training
9:30am-10:30am – All black and brown belt training & pre-grading clinic.
10:30am-11:20am – Group session 1
11:25am-12:15pm – Group session 2
12:15pm-1:00pm – Group session 3
1:00pm-2:15pm – Lunch Break
2:15pm – 4:15pm – Dan Grading
5:30pm – 8:00pm – Black & Brown belt dinner and grading results.