Bernie Haughey Sensei To date we have students ranging from ages 3 to 80 years. We are like a family where we show mutual respect and good communication to all members of our Karate family. We are proud of our AGKK heritage. Australian Goju Kai Karate and is an authentic Japanese Karate Club, whose unique cultural traditions and authentic techniques stem forth directly from the highly renowned Japanese Masters.
Mr Shuju Tasaki: 9TH Dan founder of Goju Ryu Karate do Seiwakai. Mr.Shuji Tasaki Hanshi was one of the last of the great Karate Masters. Mr Tasaki was a very humble and sincere man who was always honourable, who encouraged excellence from his students. Mr.Seiichi Fujiwara Hanshi in Japan is president of Seiwakai. We pride ourselves on adhering to the authentic training curriculum, and practice philosophical ideals of respect, etiquette, honour, and striving for excellence through a combination of mental, physical, and spiritual training. The true measure of any Martial Art lies in its ability to transcend all barriers. We nurture an authentic understanding of the effectiveness and biomechanics function of movement and practical applications of Goju karate.
All classes are conducted in a positive, friendly atmosphere of cooperation. All students are encouraged to support and help each other, ensuring an enjoyable and productive learning experience.
Goju Kai techniques are applied using very little natural strength. In this way, a person who is significantly lesser in strength, can defuse a much larger and stronger opponent. This quality, along with many others, combine to make Goju Kai Karate a system of self-defence without equal.
We instill the self-control and discipline children need in order to succeed at school and throughout their lives. We are dedicated to providing our students with the most high-quality martial arts/self defence training in a friendly proactive atmosphere possible. Training addresses the theory of self defence, preventative strategies and physical self defence techniques. Students are able to support themselves with basic self defence strategies, techniques and the skills to defuse a situation.
By introducing yourself and your family to Japanese culture, respect, fitness, life skills, positive goals, attitudes and new friends. Preventative, sound strategies and proactive solutions will be reinforced once you start. I look forward in working with you and maintaining a positive peaceful future. Those who attend AGKK sessions are destined to succeed in life because we teach them about goals, self esteem, discipline and persistence. More importantly, the traits attendees learn in our unique program will pay off for the rest of their lives. Authentic Traditional Japanese Goju Kai Karate techniques and mind set changes a person's way of life; for they can never be the same again.
Karate must be a defensive art from beginning to the end. The fusing of the mind and body is remarkable and can be life changing. As a Karate student, instructor you will develop a sense of responsibility toward Karate or the empty hand way. If practiced and taught correctly Karate can reveal its true worth.
A growing trend of late is that some Karate Clubs study with an emphasis on 'free fighting' without basic body training or prior training in basic techniques. Such practice contradicts the essential aims of Karate and lead to both injuries and a lifetime of regrets. Being taught correctly at AGKK with the correct basics leads to an elevation in performance. Incorrect basics will lead to life time regrets. This valid monitoring and advice, continuously helps all students. The key concepts of Goju are explained performed and applied. This solid teaching allows participants to understand the key concepts.
An analogy could be used with the formation and correction of good basics. Let us compare correct basics in karate with the building of a house. If the foundations on the house are not laid correctly then the other structures which come from the base will be weak and not last and possibly fall down. In the same way by developing correct Basics (Kihon) and laying down the foundations of karate correctly then everything that stems from this will be more effective and long lasting and will lead to an elevation in karate performance.
Movements are explained and practiced and the biomechanics are analysed which highlight peak performance. Such drills illustrate the effective use of the total body, not just upper body strength but more importantly the use of the biomechanics of the body such as centering, footwork, ankles, knees, hips and correct body alignment with the essential fulcrum points.
Goju Ryu movements, their application and movements are explained so participants understand their function. This is very important as a martial artist needs to understand the movements that they are performing. Otherwise if not taught correctly the movements have limited applications. As a Karate student, instructor you will develop a sense of responsibility toward Karate or the empty hand way. If practiced and taught correctly Karate can reveal its true worth.
True Karate training raises the instinct of self-preservation and is only to be used for the cause of justice at equality. Karate as it should be practiced is not a competitive or a violent sport, where people are pitted against each other. Nor is it physical training merely for the sake of training, where the goal is merely that of smashing boards and bricks. True Karate is training of both mind and body and leads to a better understanding, for both self and the world.
Karate rewards are here and now, for it enables a person to meet any situation with exactly the right expenditure and effort, neither too much nor too little. This is the Goju way- the balance between hard and soft. It can give a person control of their otherwise way ward mind and acquire the self-discipline to complete a task to the best of a person's ability.
Scott Read Sensei and myself have an ongoing long-term commitment towards helping members in the Brisbane Community. If you would like to discuss any points mentioned or need any further assistance, including bookings, please do not hesitate to contact me 0409 474 494. or by filling out the online booking form.
As the Chief Instructor of Australian Goju Kai Karate, I welcome you to our Official Internet Website, and invite you to learn about the many wonders of Goju Kai Martial Arts, and to explore all that our Traditional Japanese Karate club has to offer.
One of the best compliments we can receive is that we have helped somebody. At AGKK, we believe that the most important thing a person can offer someone is 'Life & Time'.
We welcome you to tell your family and friends about the important work we are doing here at Australian Goju Kai Karate. We intend to help people in the local Australian community, for many years to come.