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2018 NSW State Gasshuku

By | 2018-01-18T17:45:44+00:00 March 18th, 2018|

In 2018, Yass will be hosting the AOGKF state Gasshuku – a one day event that will feature AOGKF’s highest ranked instructors Sensei Joe Roses (IOGKF 7th Dan), Sensei Kevin Nash (IOGKF 6th Dan) and Sensei David Lambert (IOGFK 4th Dan) as well as AOGKF’s senior dojo instructors. Yass is located approx. 60kms from Canberra, [...]

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World Budosai – Australian team report

By | 2017-12-30T07:35:23+00:00 August 7th, 2016|Articles and Research, Breaking news|

The world Budosai is a prestigious Karate event in the arts homeland of Okinawa ever four years. The brain child of the International Okinawan Goju-ryu Karate-do Federation (IOGKF), the event is lead by legendary Karate master, Sensei Morio Higaonna. The Australian Okinawan Goju-ryu Karate-do Federation (AOGKF) lead by it's chief instructor, Sensei Joe Roses, took [...]

A Milestone! Sensei Kevin Nash achieves 6th Dan

By | 2016-09-04T06:03:38+00:00 August 7th, 2016|Articles and Research, Breaking news|

A large team of members from AOGKF attended the IOGKF World Budosai in Okinawa, Japan last month. The event made history when it became the largest Karate related gathering in Okinawa ever! However, along with being a part of International history, AOGKF made its own mark on the event with it's chairman achieving the prestigious [...]

Top tips for training in Winter

By | 2017-12-30T07:35:23+00:00 April 6th, 2015|Uncategorized|

TOP TIPS FOR TRAINING IN WINTER Daylight savings has ended, the days are feeling shorter and winter will soon be upon us. You get home from work or school, its warm inside and you want to settle in for the night. Then its time to go to training! Winter in Australia is without a doubt [...]

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Women of Karate

By | 2017-12-30T07:35:23+00:00 May 13th, 2014|IOGKF Magazine|

Sensei Linda Marchant, 7th Dan A brief, but interesting look back at the history of women entering the Karate Dojo. Check out the IOGKF International magazine for rare pictures and a profile on IOGKF’s foremost female authority, Sensei Linda Marchant. The last few months has seen IOGKF International achieve many milestones. Higaonna Sensei [...]

75 years young – Master Morio Higaonna

By | 2017-12-30T07:35:23+00:00 May 13th, 2014|IOGKF Magazine, Uncategorized|

A tribute article to our Master on the occasion of his 75th Birthday! Including video clips throughout Master Higaonna’s incredible life. For rare photographs and full colour layout read the latest edition of IOGKF magazine. When you look back at 1938 it seems so distant to the younger generation. It was a year that saw [...]