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  We teach traditional 'Goju Ryu' Karate - one of three original martial arts styles

  Living in North Brisbane, then come and train with us at the Bald Hills Dojo

Goju Ryu Karate do Seiwakai. Proud of our martial arts. Learn Goju Ryu Karate from our Karate Masters and Sensei's. We are also proud members of the JKF 'Japan Karate Federation' which is affiliated wih the WKF.

About: Alan Wilkes - Sensei 4th dan

I started training in martial arts in the late 1970's, studying Judo under Sensei Terry Haplin whilst attending Kedron State High School.

In 1991 I restarted training, studying the 'Goju Ryu' style mentored by Sensei Barry Lineham, whilst living in Bombala, NSW (a small town on the Snowy Mountains plateau).

From 1992 - 2005 returned to Brisbane, kept training 'Yamaguchi Goju Kai Karate'.
During this period attended numerous seminars instructed by Goju Masters such as Shihan Paul Starling, Shihan Greg Gunn, Shihan Brian Mackie, and Hanshi Goshie Yamaguchi.

From 2005 - 2006, I studied the 'Muso Chishin Ryu Heiho' style, training with Shihan Keith Seal of "Bushin Kan Karate" whilst living in North Carolina,USA.

In 2006 returning to Australia, rejoining the 'Yamaguchi' style until 2007 where I joining 'Goju Ryu Karatedo Seiwakai' and became a member of the Japan Karate Federation Goju Kai.

• 1998 1st Dan - Yamaguchi Goju Kai Karate. Awarded by Shihan Paul Starling.
• 2007 1st Dan - Goju Ryu Karate do Seiwakai.
• 2007 1st Dan - Japan Karate Federation Goju.
• 2009 2nd Dan - Goju Ryu Karate do Seiwakai.
•  2009 2nd Dan - Japan Karate Federation Goju.
•  2014 3rd Dan - Goju Ryu Karate do Seiwakai.
•  2014 3rd Dan - Japan Karate Federation Goju.
•  2017 4th Dan - Goju Ryu Karate do Seiwakai.
•  2017 4th Dan - Japan Karate Federation Goju.

Since returning to Australia I have had the honour of training under many great 'Goju Ryu Karatedo Seiwakai' masters including Shuji Tasaki Shihan and Seiichi Fujiwara Shihan, Leo Lipinski Shihan, Vassie Naidoo Shihan, Paul Coleman Shihan, Hagen Neumann Shihan and Glenn Stephenson Shihan.

I have also studied for a brief period, Aikido, Shotokan Karate, Tai Chi and Yoga. Taking what is useful to incorporate it into my karate.

Remember, the highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it. My Mantra is 'A black belt is not something you wear, it's something you become'.


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Karate Training: What to expect - Quick overview

Starting the class

Starts with a traditional Bow in, where we acknowledge our post & present Karate Masters.
Then before any physical training begins there is a 'Warm up ' consisting of stretching then blocking / punching/ kicking drills, or cardio workouts such as pushups, crunches, running, etc.

Blocks, kicks, punches & foot stances

These Blocks, Kicks, Punches and combinations, including foot stances are referered to as 'Basics'. Examples are Age Uke - Rising Block, Chudan Uke - Middle Level Block, Gedan Barai - Downward Block, Shuto-Uke - Knife Hand Block, Soto-Uke - Outside Block.

The late Shuji Tasaki Sensie once explained 'that without good basics, our Karate is nothing'!.

Kata class

Kata is undertaking a series of blocks, punches and kicks on an imaginary number of opponents. The kata are executed as a specified pattern of movements from 24 to 70 moves, generally with stepping and turning, while attempting to maintain perfect form.The student is told to visualize the enemy attacks, and their responses, as undertaken with feeling (strength). Kata contain techniques beyond the basic techniques as the student progresses up the ranks. The application of Kata is called ' Bunkai'.


Kihon or 基本 deals with the fundamentals of blocking, striking and kicking. From kihon, the student progress to kihon ido, or 基本移動 which leads into the two major programs, kata and kumite. Kata is the aesthetic, ballet-like exercise composed of serial patterns. Kumite is the combative, combined pattern exercise also referred to as sparring. Both series of kata ido and nekoashi ido belong to the same category of kihon ido- that of the ido (movement) program. However, they are preparatory programs which function as transitional exercises between the basic programs and the programs of kata and kumite. Kata ido is programmed to facilitate the turning exercises in preparation for fukyu gata, or 普及形, whereas, nekoashi ido is programmed toward footwork exercises in preparation for kumite, or 組手.


This is the practical application of the 'Kata'. Performed with a partner. There is timing of the techniques to co-ordinate as well as distance between each other as well at the perfection of the technique itself.


There are training seminars throughout the year. Either in Brisbane, New South Wales,
South Australia and overseas (throughout the world).


Kumite (組手) translated means "grappling hands" and is the culmination of karate training, applying Basics, Kata and Kihon. Kumite is training against an adversary, using the techniques learned, usually done slowly and then at speed once you are ready.

Class content

Each night, the class will vary in what will be taught:-
• Warm up then various Katas, or Basics, or Kihon.
• Stretching specific warm up then break fall training,
• Stretching specific partner assisted warm up then Kumite,
• Warm up then stretching and strength training, etc

Training Manuals

Goju Ryu Karate do Seiwakai members of Bald Hills are given access to on-line comprehensive manuals and videos to help them.

Use the 'LOGIN' link on this page, input the password and search for Bunkai, exercises, How to - , History of Goju Ryu Karate do Seiwakai, Goju Karate Masters, Kata, Kihon, and more

Contact Us: Phone or Text (Alan) - 0411 621 303

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First Class for 2019

21 Jan

Monday 21st is the first class for the New Year. Junior & Seniors.

6:30 to 7:30pm (Juniors) 6:30 to 8:00pm (Seniors) at the Bald Hills School Hall

Gold Coast Seminar

05 April 2019

Seiwakai International Seminar with Seiichi Fujiwara Hanshi & JKF Goju Kai Seminar & Tournament
5th – 7th April 2019 – Gold Coast, AUSTRALIA. Read more

Australia Day Public Holiday

8 Apr 2019

Monday 8th till Monday 22nd April

No classes unless requested