Adelaide University Karate Club [Join/Renew]

This club is affiliated with AU Sport

About Us

We have been teaching traditional Gojuryu Karate in Adelaide since 1974.

Gojuryu is a system of Karate founded by Chojun Miyagi Sensei in Okinawa, Japan and is characterised by:

  • emphasis on breathing techniques (including abdominal breathing);
  • a combination of linear and circular techniques;
  • focus on training according to the practitioner's combat abilities and physique; and
  • the goal of achieving a strong and balanced body.

The Adelaide University Karate Club was formed when Masao Tada Hanshi (8th Dan, JKF Gojukai) returned to Japan and entrusted Chooi Renshi (5th Dan, JKF Gojukai) to continue teaching traditional Gojuryu Karate in Adelaide.

Chooi Renshi was chief instructor for almost 40 years before his passing in 2012. During that time, he forged the club's strong reputation and ties with senior instructors from around the world.

Today, the club is headed by Chooi Renshi’s senior student, Peter Davie Shihan (5th Dan, JKF Gojukai). Peter Shihan is assisted by a cohort of senior instructors, including two other 5th Dan black belts, who train with the general class when not teaching. As a result, our classes have a high proportion of senior black belts challenging each other and training side by side with beginners.

What also sets us apart is that we focus on teaching what works rather than what looks good. This means we may not look very trendy compared to what’s showing at the movies, but that isn’t our goal anyway.

As a non-profit club affiliated with the Adelaide University, we are driven to deliver on quality and integrity.

TRAINING TIMES AND VENUES

Tuesday 6.30pm-8.00pm
Norwood Primary School (Gymnasium)
96 Beulah Road
Norwood SA 5067

Thursday 6.30pm-8.00pm (March - October only)
Irene Watson Room
Level 5, Union House
North Terrace
University of Adelaide SA 5005

Saturday 9.30am- 11.00am
Norwood Primary School (Gymnasium)
96 Beulah Road
Norwood SA 5067

UNIFORM

Uniforms are optional. They average $40 each and are purchased separately by members.

CONTACT

Peter Davie - 0448 420 553
Chris Pattichis - 0414 940 097
Man Loi - 0401 674 724

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