Our Dojo

The Rowville Dojo was established in Rowville, Victoria in 2016. The club is an official branch of the Australian Okinawan Goju-ryu Karate-do Federation (AOGKF), who is overseen by it’s International parent Federation. IOGKF is the largest traditional Okinawan Karate organisation in the world. The club regularly sees visitors from senior AOGKF instructors and its members also partake in numerous event throughout the year. From training seminars and competitions to social outings, the Rowville Dojo is a great way to network with the local, state, national and international community. Rowville Dojo offers free trial offers for new comers and walk in’s are welcome.

  • Safe and friendly training environment.
  • Traditional Karate at its best.

Sensei Ari

Sensei Ari, an AOGKF and IOGKF 1st Dan, has been practicing Karate since the mid 1990’s, first commencing training in IOGKF before moving to Melbourne in 2004. A student of the Australian Chief Instructor, Sensei Ari regularly trains with senior Australian and International instructors to continually develop his art. Along with being an AOGKF black belt instructor, Sensei Ari holds a Shodan in another Okinawan Goju Ryu style. Sensei Ari has a great passion and deep respect for Okinawan Goju Ryu and loves passing on its traditions to others. As a professional counsellor, Sensei Ari has a unique and effective way of connecting with his students to further the traditions of Okinawan Goju Ryu.

Class Timetable
Take advantage of our FREE trial offers Today! Classes cover a variety of aspects of traditional karate including self defence, fitness, strength and conditioning and partner work. The club has a range of equipment available to make each session different from the next while still enabling to you to progress. Get in touch with Sensei Ari today and give your child a head start in life with traditional Karate. Our friendly & qualified instructors are ready to take your call and help you begin your journey now.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
 PeeWee & Juniors
4:30pm – 5:30pm
 PeeWee & Juniors
4:30pm – 5:30pm

Cadets & Adults
6:00pm – 7:00pm

  Cadets & Adults
6:00pm – 7:00pm

How to find us

Dojo Location
Roweville Uniting Church
Bridgewater Way & Fulham Rd,
ROWVILLE VIC 3178
Contact: Sensei Ari +61 0422 300 619

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PEE-WEES (5-12 years old)
Pee-wee classes are for those children aged 5-12. Fun, effective and energetic is the best way to describe these classes. Fully qualified and screened instructors will help you to give your child a head start in life by giving them effective self-defence skills, self-confidence and respect. They will have a smile on their face the entire time while we help them set realistic goals and achieve them.

TEENS
Our clubs recognise that our teens go through big changes and at different times. We have special programs to accommodate every individual. Our Junior (12-14 years) program allows students to build their skills and confidence as they grow and eventually transfer to our Cadet (15-17 years) program, where they are tested on all aspects of the style. Effective traditional Karate classes in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere for all fitness and levels.

WOMENS KARATE
Unlike most martial arts clubs, our Australian organisation has a high ratio of female to male karate practitioners. Encouraged just as much as their male counterparts, Women all over Australia are achieving high level status in Karate and inspiring others to do the same.

ADULTS
Our adult or Senior program is for those over 18 years of age. All aspects including traditional strength training are incorporated. Whether you want to lose weight, feel fit or learn potentially life saving skills, our classes offer Karate for everyone. Fully qualified and Internationally recognised instructors will personally guide you on your martial arts journey, regardless of your experience.

FAMILIES
Our family or all grades classes give members of all ages the opportunity to participate in a class all together. Members ages 5 and up can participate. If you are looking for a positive activity for you and your children to participate in, look no further. Hundreds of families around Australia are all reaping the benefits of practicing Karate together. Why not come and try it yourself?

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World class instructors. World class training.

Our instructors and students regularly travel to Okinawa and the rest of the world to train with our World Masters and Chief Instructor top bring you the highest quality insrtuction possible.