Australian Goju Kai Karate AGKK Brisbane titleMobile: 0409 474 494 - Phone: 07 3265 2134
AUSTRALIAN GOJU KAI KARATE - Brisbane- Goju Ryu Karatedo Shuseikan - Seiwakai International
Goju Ryu Karatedo Shuseikan - Seiwakai International
Karate classes for children and Martial Arts classes for children

Karate classes for children and Martial Arts classes for children

Karate classes for children / Karate classes for kids / Martial Arts classes for children / Martial Arts classes for kids. "Improve your Child's Fitness, Life Skills, Discipline,...

Classes for Adults

Classes for Adults

"AGKK is suited to Men & Women of all ages. Whatever your self-defence needs, goals and interests, Whatever your age or physical abilities, AGKK has a program for you!" Create some...

Classes for Families

Classes for Families

Our family karate classes Our family karate classes have many benefits for the whole family. It is a wonderful opportunity to work together and grow stronger as a family.It will improve your...

What is Goju Kai Karate?

What is Goju Kai Karate?

Goju Kai is a Traditional Japanese Martial Art based on close in offense and defense. It utilizes logic and economy of strength maneuvers, which combine circular motion blocking techniques and...

  • Karate classes for children and Martial Arts classes for children

    Karate classes for children and Martial Arts classes for children

  • Classes for Adults

    Classes for Adults

  • Classes for Families

    Classes for Families

  • What is Goju Kai Karate?

    What is Goju Kai Karate?

agkk.com.au - Bookings

agkk.com.au - Bookings

Refer a friend

Sharing Australian Goju Kai Karate with those around you...


The growth of Goju Ryu Karatedo Seiwakai International, and the popularity of the programs is increasing around the world, and here at Australian Goju Kai Karate SHUSEIKAN AUSTRALIA we are extremely proud to be able to offer these life enhancing programs to people in local suburbs in and around Brisbane.


Sharing Australian Goju Kai Karate to everyone in our community, and benefiting the lives of many people as possible are very worthwhile goals. Together we cultivate active positive, respectful people in our community and develop students only use martial arts constructively and defensively to aid our fellow person.




When Australian Goju Kai Karate was first established in Brisbane, we wanted the leading amount of growth for the clubs to come from the students themselves spreading the word to everyone around them and not just via advertising - this way we knew that what we were providing was of genuine significant value to people lives!


This is why we created a referral program to thank our members/parents for sharing the art of Australian Goju Kai Karate to those around them...


As a member of AGKK, you know that authentic Japanese Goju Karate changes lives. You also know that one must experience the training to truly appreciate the benefits of our art. For that reason, we strongly encourage you to bring a friend to class so that we can share the wonderful experience with them. We are immensely grateful when you make the effort to introduce a new student to Karate family. As a small token of our appreciation, we will give you a Free T-Shirt every time you introduce a friend to Australian Goju Kai Karate and they become a member of our special Karate family.


Step 1: Talk to your friends about Australian Goju Kai Karate.
Most people don't know the difference between Goju Karate and any other martial art. Most people might associate our Karate with only what they have seen on T.V. or have heard from non based Japanese Martial Arts Clubs.


They often think that it requires great athletic ability or they simply fear being injured. It's up to you to lead them to the truth. Invite your friends to visit our club with you. If they hesitate, then reassure them by explaining how AGKK is different and how the calm, technical practice at the Club makes the art fun, safe, and learnable by anyone – regardless of age, gender, or athletic ability. Most importantly, make sure they know that what they see with negative martial arts violence on T.V. has nothing to do with how we practice.


Step 2: Bring your friend in for a free lesson class.
Offer your friend the opportunity to take a free class with you and give them one of our First lesson Free Pamphlets. Assure them that they need no experience and that you will be their partner during the class. Check the class schedule and arrange to bring them to a class. When you arrive, introduce your friend to the instructor, and we'll handle it from there. They'll love the class, we guarantee it!


Step 3: Get a Free AGKK T-Shirt on us!
We acknowledge that sometimes it's difficult to convince someone to try a Karate class. However, we can assure you that the personal gratification that comes from introducing a friend to the life-changing benefits of Australian Goju Kai will far outweigh any energy or effort it took to make it happen. By helping us spread the word, you're helping us keep it real.



Each time you bring a friend to class and they become an AGKK member, we will make sure that you are given a free AGKK t-shirt as a thank you!


However, you may not feel comfortable in talking to others and convincing them to try a class with you so let us do it for you! Please read below.


Another way to...
Continue to share Australian Goju Kai Karate with those around you...


Refer a Friend to AGKK - www.agkk.com.au you could do this via email, text or face to face. At AGKK, Club members or interested AGKK Visitors to the Australian Goju Kai Karate website can refer a friend we are a club that attempts to enhance peoples' lives throughout our communities.


We are looking for more motivated positive people and students just like yourself, I am sure that you have a positive circle of influence of people around you and make a positive difference to peoples lives.


We know that you would know people who could benefit from what we are doing in our Karate family and become an important part of our AGKK family.


You are most welcome to send details of your friend/s to Bernie Sensei via phone/text on 0409 474 494 or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the following information


In your email please include -


  • Your Full Name
  • Your Email
  • Your Friend's Full Name
  • Your Friend's Email
  • Your Friend's mobile number

By spreading the word about the benefits of the life skills we teach you are directly contributing to the success of our karate family in helping others. List as many people as you think would benefit from Australian Goju Kai Karate as much as you do, Thank you for helping share Australian Goju Kai Karate to many people that you know!



Risk Management

Specialists In Risk Management



This information briefly outlines AGKK specialist Risk Management Service.


We are able to assist organisations to develop and implement effective risk management systems. Implementation is able to be undertaken at strategic and operational levels. Evaluation of current risk management systems and establishment of "in house" evaluation systems is also undertaken. Risk priorities are established.


AGKK is able to assist organisations to integrate risk management strategies into the strategic and corporate planning processes. Effective integration ensures consistency between longer-term strategic objectives, and shorter-term goals, and the effective management of risk within that context.


We are able to assist organisations to develop and implement effective risk management systems. AGKK is able to assist organisations to integrate risk management strategies into the strategic and corporate planning processes. Effective integration ensures consistency between longer-term strategic objectives, and shorter-term goals, and the effective management of risk within that context.


In this safety conscious environment AGKK will provide and improve the effective management, of potentially dangerous situations and increase duty of care for employees and clients.


AGKK provides specialist risk management services to a range of industry sectors. Services currently offered by AGKK are summarised in the attached portfolio.


My specialist skills are available to assist your organisation to develop, implement and evaluate effective risk management systems.


Courses and training are specific to your organisations circumstances, to a range of incident scenarios and realistic examples are used to maximise effectiveness.


Training can involve a considerable practical component that is designed to help attendees in real life situations that they have possibly already experienced in the workplace.


Prevention, sound strategies and proactive solutions are essential components in the courses.


Employees can reduce their chance of being harmed and maintain their duty of care by practicing the passive and preventative methods and strategies. This can be undertaken in passive management workshops.


The techniques, management strategies for violent/aggressive offenders, must be analysed and practiced if they are to be effective. This will help reinforce and maintain Duty of Care.


In order to achieve this, employees should practice regularly, otherwise, during emergencies, one might hesitate or become stressed and possibly increase the chances of danger to the offender and the employee.


Employees


  • Have you ever experienced any dangerous, risky or difficult situations with clients?
  • Do you think there is a need for Risk Management training?
  • Are there any difficult/threatening situations in the workplace that you have been exposed to?
  • Would you like to be better equipped to handle certain situations e.g. strategies to passively manage aggressive clients.
  • Would risk management guidelines/strategies associated with dealing with clients be of any benefit to you? Explain why.
  • Would you like to improve your working knowledge with dangerous clients and learn pro-active strategies to manage them.
  • Have you attended Risk Management seminars/training in the last 12 months?
  • List the risks associated with some activities when dealing with difficult situations/clients. (Please be as specific as possible).
  • Do you have a Risk Management plan/strategy for certain situations/clients?
  • Would risk controlling strategies help you in taking more pro-active action?
  • When you first started working in this place of employment, were you fully aware of all Risk Management procedures? If no, explain why these would be of benefit to you.
  • Have you ever been provided with a "full range" of strategies to help you with Risk Management situations?
  • Do you think Risk Management would reassure you and possibly reduce fewer shocks, dangers and unwelcome surprises?

Employers


  • Are Risk Management procedures/strategies clearly identified for all levels of staff?
  • Has your company conducted Risk Management reviews and prepared safe procedures or specific safety instructions, relevant to its operations?
  • Is there a documented incident investigation procedure?
  • Are there procedures for identifying, assessing and controlling risks for clients and employees?
  • Is there a record maintained for Risk Management training and induction programs undertaken for employees in your company?
  • Are there regular Risk Management inspections undertaken to help safeguard employees and clients?
  • Have all current workplace employees undertaken Risk Management training?

Looking forward in working with you and maintaining a positive management future.



If you would like to discuss any points mentioned or need any further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me.


You are most welcome to enquire directly to Bernie Sensei via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. regarding your inquiry, or via phone/text on 0409 474 494.


In your email please include -


  • Your name and business name
  • Your mobile
  • Your email
  • Location of business
  • What are your objectives and aims?

Public lessons


"Become a Member of Australian Goju Kai Karate, Club AGKK!"


Traditional Authentic Goju Karate training offers many benefits as you too can soon discover.


AGKK provides flexible karate training programs to cater for different student's individual requirements at various levels of fitness and competency.


You are entitled to one free lesson and prices are usually discussed in person. Before we discuss pricing it is more important to see if our club is a correct fit for your child and or yourself. If you would like to join our club after your free lesson, then all pricing is discussed in person with Sharon who handles the class fees. The cost of training has a scaled system where we have three options Casual, monthly card, and a very affordable option to pay for an economy term card.


We are a community orientated club for example we provide all students a complementary trophy at the end of the year.


Not all clubs are the same. AGKK is a traditional Japanese Karate club, whose unique cultural heritage and authentic techniques stem directly from the Japanese masters.


I have over 35 years of experience and am Japanese graded and trained.


I realized that if a sensei becomes isolated from high quality instruction; sadly as many instructors do become isolated, then this isolation has no benefit for the teacher and his students in their martial arts development. That is the reason why AGKK became an active member of Gojuryu Karatedo Seiwakai International and the Japanese Karate Federation Goju Kai - our club offers direct access to the very highest level of Goju instruction from Japan. Yourself and/or child/children/friend/s are most welcome to attend the Goju Kai Karate classes.


At AGKK we are dedicated to providing our participants/students with high-quality martial arts/self defence training in a friendly proactive atmosphere. Training will address the theory of self defence, preventative strategies and physical self defence techniques. You will be able to support yourself with basic self defence strategies, techniques and the skills to defuse a situation. We strengthen the confidence of students. We nurture an authentic understanding of the effectiveness and biomechanics function of movement and practical applications of traditional karate.


Families can also train together at any of the classes enhancing respect, fun, discipline and self defence.


We are a Black Belt Leadership School where we can provide students opportunities to develop leadership skills and possibly enable a student to one day advance to become a Sensei.


I recommend training twice per week this will cultivate an improvement in all areas including strengthening confidence.


Through diligent training and perseverance, the practitioner of Karate can develop a gentler, calmer nature, whilst developing a more focused approach to daily living. The training develops a harmonious balance between the mind and body. All of AGKK's instructors are graded by a panel including Japanese trained masters. All of our instructors are BLUE CARD checked. Maybe you already practice karate, but have you ever asked your instructor what their level of experience is, how long they've trained, how long they've taught, or even how qualified they are? Are they certified by a genuinely recognized source?


I hope that by choosing to train with Australian Goju Kai Karate, you have made an excellent decision, based on quality teaching ability and a proven depth of knowledge and experience.


I hope you enjoy training with myself, my assistant instructors, and your fellow students at Australian Goju Kai Karate.


If you have any further inquiries feel free to phone Bernie Sensei on 0409 474 494 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request an electronic information package.


Private lessons are also available.


I am looking forward in helping you on your respectful Karate and Self discipline journey, reinforcing those core values such as respect self defence and positive focus.


All students are welcomed and taught in a helpful and friendly atmosphere. Our club is dedicated to providing an environment that encourages positive social interaction, and high levels of personal development & achievement. AGKK encourages it members to work together as a team in class. Student are relaxed and made to feel comfortable, enabling them the atmosphere to learn well. There are opportunities for students to ask questions regularly, as well as to work with a partner-which helps students in their training.


Our children's martial art classes are aimed at teaching respect, responsible, legal and safe behavior, the ability to avoid negative peer pressure and self defence. We instill confidence, honesty, and active positive participation in our junior members and stress the importance of education and how to be a leader, not a follower. Children who participate in my karate classes recognize the key values that we teach such as respect, courtesy, self discipline, confidence and apply these core values and good behaviour at home and at school. Many parents have commented to me saying traditional karate is the best gift they have given themselves and their child or children.


Our adult martial art classes are aimed at increasing confidence, flexibility, co-ordination, people skills, self defence, strength, stamina and improved general fitness.


AGKK is fully committed to teaching a high standard of traditional karate.


AGKK students honor this Japanese system of etiquette and is reflected in their WORDS, ACTIONS and whole CHARACTER our club is so much more than just punching and kicking.


This Japanese martial art emulates respect, courtesy and purpose in life. "I am so proud to pass this knowledge onto Women, Men and Children and to witness such a positive change, authentic karate makes to their lives.


It is very rewarding and inspirational to see many people who take up Goju Kai Karate renew themselves and families with a definite purpose in life.


Training at AGKK is a significant life changing proactive decision.


You are welcome to inquire about beginning or enhancing your Karate journey either by contacting: Bernie Sensei on 0409 474 494 or via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


In your email please include -


  • Your name and/or student's name
  • Your mobile
  • Your email
  • Suburb where you live
  • What two things would you like to achieve or improve?



Business Group Training

Personal Consulting services are also available. Bernie Haughey can visit your home, organization, or office.


Practical preventative strategies and proactive solutions form essential parts of all seminars & consulting services presented by Bernie Haughey.


Training Workshops & Personal Consulting can be custom-tailored to suit particular organizations or individuals and their needs. A wide range of incident scenarios and site-specific examples are used, and these are designed to help clients effectively in realistic situations that they may have already encountered or experienced in person, at home, or in the workplace.


Bernie Haughey regularly consults and speaks to small businesses and individuals, as well as members of the tourism, hospitality, education, medical, ambulance emergency, transportation, and security industries.


EMERGENCY PLANS


Site-Specific or Custom Individual emergency plans are available. Attack prevention, personal protection, security for public events. Environmental modification for safety. Banks, clubs, dances, schools, universities, medical (nurses, doctors, psychiatric facilities, disabilities), Government departments, transport. Private business, company & individual emergency protection.


ON-SITE RISK ASSESSMENTS


Bernie Haughey can help develop risk management strategies, short to long-term. On-site risk assessments are tailored to specific scenarios at your workplace or for your own home. On-site risk assessments provide in-house security evaluations. Bernie Haughey can assist in developing & implementing safety conscious attitudes for staff. Emphasis is placed on prevention rather than cure, with attention to maximum workplace health and safety, and duty of care for employees and clients.


SAFETY TECHNIQUES FOR HIGH RISK PROFESSIONS


Tactically correct response for ambulance officers, blue nurses, psychiatric nurses, hospital personnel, security professionals, and security management control & restraint. Tactically correct response strategies for management & security.


SURVEILLANCE & MONITORING SYSTEMS


Security defence training, safety systems, monitoring systems: alarm, security communications, camera & audio recording equipment installations, third-party security agency referrals, etc.


CONFLICT RESOLUTION

Assertive communication, counter confrontation & negotiation skills. Strategies & techniques to encourage mutual interaction in the workplace. Cultivation of positive work environments, demonstrating & communicating good will. Passive conflict resolution & passive management of aggressive clients in trade, labour, service, catering industries.


TEAM BUILDING


Improving self-esteem, confidence, and cultivating positive interaction, productivity and effectiveness of staff.


STRESS MANAGEMENT


Stress management & organizational stress management strategies. Causes of stress, affects of environmental & interpersonal, and personal stress. Relaxation techniques and workplace stress management.


APPROACHES TO HEALTHY LIVING


Fundamental principles of positive lifestyle. Creating personal freedom and happiness. Self-management, time management, balanced nutrition, approaches to exercise, mental stress relieving techniques, physical stress relieving techniques. Fostering positive relationships and so on.


Employees can be the target of aggressive behaviour such as hostility and intimidation, verbal threats to your safety, attempts to cause you physical harm, abusive language, assaultive behaviour, destruction of property, or use of weapons to threaten or attempt harm.


Predicting who will be aggressive is very difficult, but early recognition of escalating behaviour can prevent aggression or assaults.


Passive management of the aggressive patient uses strategies to defuse volatile situations, manage anger, and deal with difficult or stressful issues.


My seminars/consultancy and workshops show you how to spot aggression triggers and defuse potentially violent situations before they get out of control, so you can safeguard yourself in the workplace.


I train people in using passive management skills to deal with aggressive behaviour. Workshops are tailored to suit all participants. Some of the topics covered in seminars and workshops include:


  • Prevention of difficult situations
  • Tactical responses for professionals
  • Strategies for dealing with the angry patient
  • Protecting your personal safety
  • Techniques of passive conflict resolution
  • Developing a risk-conscious attitude
  • Secrets of assertive communication
  • Counter confrontation skills
  • Know your legal rights
  • Incident scenarios and case studies

Prevention, sound strategies and proactive solutions are the fundamentals of each session. If you would like to discuss any points mentioned or need any further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Looking forward in working with you and maintaining a positive management future.


You are most welcome to enquire directly to Bernie Sensei via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. regarding your inquiry, or via phone/text on 0409 474 494.


In your email please include -


  • Your name and business name
  • Your mobile
  • Your email
  • Location of business
  • What are your objectives and aims?

Private lessons



Why Private Lessons?


AGKK provides high quality private lessons that are a great way to learn Karate at your own pace, or to enhance your current level of training. They are specifically designed to meet your needs and to help you maximize the benefits of training in Karate at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.


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Self defence

SELF DEFENCE that is Realistic and Proactive



"Empowering people with Fitness, Confidence, and the Means to Protect Themselves"



At AGKK we are dedicated to providing our participants/students with the most professional, high-quality martial arts/self defence training in a friendly proactive atmosphere possible. Training will address the theory of self defence, preventative strategies and physical self defence techniques. You will be able to support yourself with basic self defence strategies, techniques and the skills to defuse a situation.


We nurture an authentic understanding of the effectiveness and biomechanics function of movement and practical applications of traditional karate.


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. These qualities, along with many others, combine to make Goju Kai Karate a system of self-defence without equal.


At AGKK we specialise in Self-Defence classes & Private tuition which caters for the growing personal security needs of women/men/children living in today's society.


Through self-defence and authentic traditional Japanese Goju Kai Karate training a person will intensify their instincts by being aware of, and acting on, hunches and insights that they would normally ignore.


In the corporate/business arena we build a mutual sound proactive team with you in Self Defence we can provide general guidelines on personal safety and assessing dangerous situations.


Courses and training are specific to your personal/ organisations circumstances, to a range of incident scenarios and realistic examples are used to maximise effectiveness.


Training can involve a considerable practical component that is designed to help attendees in real life situations that they have possibly already experienced.


Prevention, sound strategies and proactive solutions are essential components in the course.


I congratulate you both on your decision to learn how to better protect yourself and encourage more women/men/children to do so. Your life and well being is your most valuable possession. You not only owe it to yourself, but to the loved ones who care about your safety.


Information taught is designed to decrease your odds of an encounter and increase your chances of survival.


Testimonial
"The quality of my life has been greatly enhanced due to taking part in Self Defence. The benefits are numerous; great stress release, helps fitness, awareness and enables one to protect themselves. My self confidence has greatly improved and I find it a great motivator. Even at work I have become much more aware and productive.


The instructor Bernie Haughey teaches Self Defence in a professional, encouraging, friendly and caring manner. I encourage all to take part in this valuable activity. Seize the Moment; you just never know when these skills will come in handy."
Jane Hatzellis
M: 0418 770 325


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 Karate techniques and mind set changes a person's way of life; for they can never be the same person again.


Karate is never to be used for instigating violence. Karate was developed in a time of civil unrest in Okinawa as a means of self defence for the general population and the skills taught should only ever be used in that context. In our training and philosophy we recognise we will only use martial arts defensively. A properly trained karate-ka (one who practices karate) will try to avoid a violent confrontation.


If threatened in a self defence situation the karate-ka's response to violence or the threat of violence will be directly proportional to the level of threat she/he faces.


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.


You are most welcome to enquire directly to Bernie Sensei via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. regarding your inquiry, or via phone/text on 0409 474 494.


In your email please include -


  • Your name and business name
  • Your mobile
  • Your email
  • Suburb where you live
  • What are your objectives and aims?



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Contact Bernie Sensei via phone/text on 0409 474 494 or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. regarding your inquiry.

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"In sports karate if you lose your speed you lose your karate. If trained in authentic traditional Goju Kai Karate-do you can continue after reaching middle age.

By application Goju Kai Karate dojo kumite gives you the edge, it is not dependent on your youth. If you train only in modern sports karate, once you are passed 30 years of age the essence of your karate is over."


Bernie Haughey Sensei 19thJune 2004
Chief Instructor
Australian Goju Kai Karate
Authentic Traditional Japanese Karate
AGKK BLACK BELT LEADERSHIP SCHOOL

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