IOGKF Australia Black Belt Gasshuku

IOGKF Australia will be holding its Black Belt (& grading) Gasshuku.
Details are as followed:

Where: Newcastle, NSW
When: Friday 5th till Sunday 7th May
Cost: Seniors $100 / Juniors $50 (17years & Under) Note: no juniors under 14 years can attend.
PLEASE NOTE: This Black & Brown belt training weekend is for registered IOGKF Australia members only. Also, for Brown Belts not grading, 1st & 2nd kyu can attend at their instructors discretion.


Friday night
Venue: Kotara Dojo – Click here for direction
Time: 7.15-9.15pm

Saturday & Sunday
Venue: Kotara Public School Hall – 150 Rae Cres, Kotara – Click here for direction

Training: Rego from 9.00am – Training starts at 9.30-12.30 & 1.30-4.00
Training: 9.30-12.00 & 1.00-3.00pm

Black Belt Grading
Venue: Merewether Public School – 6 Henry St, Merewether – Click here for directions
Time: Sunday 1pm

Saturday night social – Saturday 6.30pm @ ‘The Duke’ (U18 friendly) – Check out the menudirections


  • Simon Beaumont Sensei 6th Dan
  • Paul Parlett Sensei 5th Dan
  • Brent Pawlik Sensei 5th Dan

For all inquires, email:

Gasshuku in San Francisco USA

Goju & Zen 3 day Gasshuku

Date: 23-25 June 2017

Location: Green Dragon Temple, San Francisco

Spend 3 days training with 7th Dan IOGKF Katsuya Yamashiro Sensei and learn the art of Zen meditation. This Gasshuku is only open to IOGKF students (Shodan & above)

For more information: (Limited space)

If interested, email Krista:

IOGKF Australia – Events 2017

Stay tune… More information will be out shortly for all events.

Regional Gasshuku
Date: 17th-19th March
Location: Canberra

Brown & Black Belt Gasshuku & grading
Date: 5th-7th May
Location: Newcastle

IOGKF Australian Gasshuku with Tetsuji Nakamura Sensei– IOGKF World Chief Instructor
Date: 15th-17th September
Location: Sydney

Regional Gassshuku 2017 – 17-19 March, Canberra

Training venues for the Regional Gasshuku 17-19 March 2017

Training on Friday, 17 March, 6-8pm will be held at Mura Dojo, Hall Primary School, Palmer Street entrance, Hall, ACT map.
Training on Saturday, 18 March, will be at Garran Primary School, Garran, ACT map.
Saturday training 0900-1600. Sunday training 0900-1400.
Please arrive 30 minutes before training commences.
Please email for late registrations and more information.

This gasshuku is a great way to kick start your training in 2017 with classes for pee wees, juniors and adults taken by own senior IOGKF black belt instructors.


The format will follow similar weekend gasshuku:

  • All grades training Friday night, 6-8pm
  • Full day’s training for all students on Saturday with classes for pee wees, juniors, adult kyu grades and black belts 9am to 4pm
  • Senior black belt training Sunday morning 9am to 2pm
  • Please arrive 30 minutes before training commences.

Please note, applications close 28 February.

To help the organisers confirm the training program and venue, it is important we know numbers attending by 28 February.

Email John Steggall ( to confirm your attendance at this gasshuku and indicate your intention to attend on our Facebook event. Training fees will be accepted at the gasshuku.

Gasshuku fees

Seniors $100.00

Juniors and Pee wees (Saturday only) $40.00

Third or more child from the same family, free.


There are many Canberra accommodation options to be found online from motels, caravan parks and airbnb. Most of the training will be in the Woden area.


Please keep checking this site for the latest information. If you have any questions, please contact John (Sam) Steggall on:

0430 153 375

IOGKF Australia National Gasshuku with Sensei Bakkies Laubscher

Dates: Friday 21st till Sunday 23rd October , 2016

Location: Goulburn High School – Click here for directions

We are very pleased to announce that we have Sensei Bakkies Laubscher 9th Dan – IOGKF South Africa  

IOGKF Australia would like to extend a warm welcome and encourage any martial artist to attend! As well as intensive and thorough training, there is the opportunity to meet members of other clubs and make new friends.
All members & all styles welcome.

Registrations are open

For Inquires, please contact Sensei Paul Parlett
Phone: 0418 482 282


On the Saturday evening, there will be a dinner held at 98 Chairs. This will be an official sit down dinner with limited seating. To attend the dinner, you will be required to confirm your attendance by payment prior to the evening. More details for the dinner very soon, along with a menu for your meal selection. This restaurant is a child friendly venue that has a very nice menu, along with a great selection of wines and other beverages to accompany your meal.

Accommodation: List of Goulburn Hotels – Click Here 


Kotara Karate Club recently attended a 3hr stretch class with Sharon Clark at her studio in Broadmeadow. Sharon tailored thee session for lower body, to teach the importance of correct stretching at home & in the dojo. It was a very beneficial session with a few people pushed to their limit… Sensei Chris was no exception! Not bad for a 63 year old!

If you are in the Newcastle area, Sharon comes highly recommended.




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