AUSTRALIAN GOJU KAI KARATE - Brisbane- Goju Ryu Karatedo Shuseikan - Seiwakai International
Goju Ryu Karatedo Shuseikan - Seiwakai International

Welcome to AGKK Martial Arts Training Brisbane

We are the home of Goju Ryu Karate, self defence and children's, adults and family Martial Arts training. We offer training and classes throughout Queensland and locations in and around Brisbane.

Martial Arts training that is enjoyable, empowering and educational.

Advanced Bookings Recommended

Call us today for a free trial.

To inquire about the diverse range of training available, including bookings, contact Bernie Haughey for your no-obligation consultation 0409 474 494 or click the inquiry booking button below.

Martial Arts Training - See the Difference

AGKK is proud to be the home of one of Queensland's premier children's, adults and family martial arts clubs, with classes for beginnersblack belts, competitors, and all age and fitness levels.

As a premier martial arts school we offer:

  • Martial Arts classes throughout Brisbane and Queensland.
  • Training daytime and evening.
  • Courses.
  • Fitness training and exercise classes.
  • Personal Safety training.

Get Started Today

Whether it is Karate or Self Defence whatever our preferred martial art, if you're in Brisbane, and looking to start or take your training to the next level, there's only one place to come.

Karate for the mind and body

Whether you're looking for classes for yourself, family or for your child, beginner or advanced, we've got the class for you.

Sensei Bernie Haughey and Family

Train at Your Level

Our classes ensure that everyone can get the most out of each class, and train at a level that is fun, safe, interesting, and challenging, no matter your age. AGKK martial arts classes are a great way to improve fitness, flexibility, focus, confidence, and of course learn Self Defence. It's nice to feel relaxed and confident walking home from school, or work, or after a night out.

The best martial art for you

At our AGKK Brisbane academy, we offer enjoyable and stimulating classes. What this means for you, aside from being able to train in Brisbane's best martial arts academy, is that we are an inclusive school and want to help you find the martial art which best suits your needs and what you're looking for, so you can enjoy your training as much as we do.

AGKK Brisbane Martial Arts was founded by Bernie Haughey Shihan.

The objective of AGKK Brisbane Martial Arts is to promote and teach throughout Australia to people of all ages, with a view to improving their physical and mental development. Empowering our members with a humble, yet confident, attitude that will help them to be successful with every goal and challenge they may encounter in all aspects of their life.

Expert Coaching

Industry professionals with over 40 years' experience. Coaches that have been through it themselves using this experience to help drive students towards their specific goals. Dedicated and passionate coaches to help any experience level.

Our Training schedule

Our training schedule covers a huge variety of training time options to cater to our members. We have classes in the early morning, day, and evenings.

AGKK is Brisbane's premier martial arts academy specialising in Martial Arts and Self Defence Body Strength & Conditioning. We offer a wide range of training in practical martial arts for men, women and children of all experience and fitness levels.

We pride ourselves in helping our members achieve all of the outcomes they desire:

  • Learning Self Defence skills for the real world
  • Increasing self-esteem and confidence
  • Reaching a new level of health and fitness
  • Becoming a champion athlete
  • Becoming a Martial Arts competitor
  • Making new and life-long friends
  • Improving quality of life
  • Or even just having an enjoyable life-enhancing experience

Program Benefits

  • Amazing weight-loss form of exercise
  • Builds self-confidence
  • Develops functional strength
  • Great social atmosphere in classes
  • Relieves stress through physical activity
  • Improves coordination, flexibility and balance
  • Alternative to a gym membership – you get cardio, strength and conditioning all in one class!

Find out for yourself with your first lesson free.

The only way to really know which martial art will suit you or your child best is to come and try a class. We offer classes throughout the week and have classes on the weekend. Children start from three years old, through to adult members in their 70's, so with our great instructors and introductory programs, anyone really can enjoy.

Advanced bookings recommended.

To try your first free class today.

0409 474 494 or click the inquiry booking button below to book your first martial arts class.

AGKK Karate Gradings

AGKK GRADINGS are conducted throughout the year. To receive an application for grading a student must train regularly.


A student will attain their black belt with regular and consistent training. A student dedicated to the art, trains at least twice a week. Private lessons will also help. Students are able to monitor their progress and demonstrate their advancing skill level is by training for promotional gradings.


The criteria for belt promotion is not only how a student performs certain Karate techniques, but also their positive mental approach, focus, dedication and attitude are taken into consideration. The first few grading tests are not that difficult, however as a student progresses, grading demands increase and they will need to devote more time to their Karate path. Certificates are recognized worldwide and by the Australian Karate Federation.


A grading passport keeps a record of a student's progress. Official Grading Certificates are presented at the completion of the successful grading.

You are welcome to inquire about beginning or enhancing your Karate journey either by contacting: Bernie Sensei on 0409 474 494 or by filling out the online booking form via the button below.

Becoming a BLACK BELT

Becoming a Black Belt - How to become a black belt in all aspects of your life


Become relaxed, meditative, have stress relief, more energised, inspired and connected with all people in your life.


Develop into becoming an accredited Black Belt in our Karate School


We are a friendly team of hard-working, dedicated instructors for our students. The teachers and students show impeccable reliability to each other and our Karate family. We are widely recognized for the very high standard of etiquette within our club, this is both in the physical and mental approach of members within our AGKK Karate family.


"Success is found in the journey not just the end result.
Consistent time with steady dedication in training is important.
Becoming a black belt in all aspects of your life is far more rewarding than obtaining a black belt!" Bernie Haughey Sensei

Children's Martial Arts and Karate Classes

With classes throughout the Brisbane area, children can learn effective martial arts and karate training and improve Fitness, life skills, discipline, respect, confidence, self-esteem, anti-bully skills and the development of strong character.

Children's Martial Arts and Karate Classes


Karate 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 family's fitness and you will enhance spending time together now because you have a common interest and common goals. Family classes for all ages, are popular for men, women and children.

Martial Arts and Karate Classes for Adults

AGKK is suited to Brisbane adults of all ages. Whatever your self defence needs, goals and interests, Whatever your age or physical abilities, AGKK Brisbane has a martial arts and karate program for you!

Martial Arts and Karate Classes for Adults


Public lessons

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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.

Class etiquette

The etiquette of the dojo begins and ends with respect. AGKK prides itself on adhering to the traditions of Karate-do and the conduct of a student in the dojo must be in strict compliance those traditions. All students regardless of grade are to ensure that their conduct reflects the student creed and code of behaviour. Karate is a positive way of life.

A true karate practioner understands that personal self discipline is the key to your success. By attending training regularly your self-discipline, mental focus/awareness and confidence will continue to improve.

Kata practise will develop your character and kumite teaches you many important life skills, for example, distance and timing. Your ability to focus and react quickly and effectively will also improve.

Social Events

FOOD, FUN, GAMES, MEETING AND SOCIALISING There are various special karate events and social gatherings, which allow you to "get away" and have a great time socially cultivating the true spirit of friendship and further enhance your karate knowledge. We organize movie nights, restaurant nights, barbeques and many other social events.

Contact Bernie Sensei via phone/text on 0409 474 494 or via the online booking form