Short Video Introduction to AGKK Goju Ryu Karate and Self Defence

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AGKK – Australian GoJu Kai Karate - Karate Student

Australian Goju Kai Karate offers martial arts classes at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. Families can train together in any of our classes.

We also offer the highest quality specialist Self Defence training throughout Brisbane and Queensland.

We deliver comprehensive Self Defence training for businesses, organisations, public sector, corporate, private industry, individuals-women, men, children, families, schools and seniors.

We provide Self Defence training to wide range of emergency services staff such as police, nurses, doctors and ambulance officers. The workplace Self Defence training is specifically tailored to meet the needs for employees and staff thus reducing the risks and improving safety. You are welcome to inquire about vast range of Self Defence training available by viewing our Self Defence section tab on our web site.

Our children’s martial art classes are aimed at teaching respect, responsible, legal and safe behaviour, the ability to avoid negative peer pressure and Self Defence. We instil 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.

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

Bernie Shihan


AGKK was established in Brisbane and has satellite schools in Taigum, Albany Creek, Bracken Ridge, Kangaroo Point, Camp Hill, North Lakes and Mango Hill. AGKK is fully committed to teaching a high standard of traditional karate.


The Japanese system of etiquette is probably one of the oldest and most complex in the world. There is a prescribed code of manners governing much of what a person does and how it is done. A person’s manners are seen as a direct reflection of his/her level of education and morality.

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.

AGKK are Black Belt Leadership Schools where Positive Attitude of students is a reflection of Positive Proactive Leadership.

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.

Training at AGKK is a life changing decision.

Advanced Bookings Recommended
You are welcome to inquire about lessons either by contacting:
Bernie Sensei on 0409 474 494 or by filling out the booking form

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At AGKK, Club members or interested AGKK Visitors to the Australian Goju Kai Karate website can refer a friend – we are a community based club that attempts to enhance peoples’ lives throughout society.

Our best form of referral is through people who have been happy with our service in helping others.

We welcome you to refer a friend either via email, text or Facebook.

AGKK – Australian GoJu Kai Karate - Karate Bow In Ceremony


So what can you expect when you join Australian Goju Kai Karate?

Australian Goju Kai Karate aims to bring you both the traditional Japanese Karate curriculum and life skills education with proven, experienced and effective training practices. We deliver essential life skills intelligently, combined with Karate and Self Defence for best results.

So, why choose karate, martial arts lessons and Self Defence classes with us?
  • Access to different classes with an experienced and constructive curriculum tailored to meet your specific goals
  • Have fun with highly engaging classes for all age groups
  • Train with highly experienced, Japanese trained and validated instructors
  • Our team has a strong commitment and dedicated to your fitness to deliver high-quality Karate classes and Self Defence Lessons
  • Train in a safe, a relaxed yet focused environment
  • Access to enjoyable, professional and family-friendly karate and martial arts training centres
  • Friendly and welcoming Australian Goju Kai Karate members and students
Why you should start attending our karate classes and martial arts lessons?

We are honoured to offer your whole family the very best, most comfortable and goal-oriented karate and Self Defence experience.

Here’s what you will acquire from the Karate and Self Defence training:

  • Increase Self Defence  skills
  • Improved self-confidence
  • Better focus and concentration
  • Improved self-discipline
  • Stronger & fitter body
  • Improved body coordination
  • More positive outlook in life

So no matter what your age, come and join the Australian Goju Kai Karate (AGKK) to have enjoyable, get great fitness workouts, learn real Self Defence skills, develop positive character life skills traits, and get some insight into traditional Japanese Karate from very approachable and friendly experienced instructors.

Make a Booking - First Lesson Free

You are welcome to inquire about beginning or enhancing your Karate journey either by contacting Bernie Shihan on 0409 474 494 or using the inquiry form below.

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