Sensei Stuart and Sempai Andrew have proudly represented our dojo as part of the Tasmanian Karate Team in the national competition that took place this August in Perth. CONGRATULATIONS for their participation! Sensei Stuart, the head of our dojo, has brought home a GOLD medal in the male veteran kumite (35-45), a SILVER medal as part of the Tasmanian Senior male kata team and a BRONZE one in the male veterans kata (35-45).
Sensei Stuart and Sempai Andrew at the AKF National Championships, 2014
Sensei Stuart Eaton, winner of individual male veteran kumite (35-45)
AKF National Championships, 2014
Sensei Stuart on his way to winning individual male veteran kumite (35-45)
Silver for our Tasmanian Senior Kata team
Sempai Andrew and Sensei Cameron Hudson (Tora Shotokan Karate)
trying their new inconspicuous "grass coloured"wigs.
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Goju-Ryu Karate-Do Tasmania will be conducting an end-of-year barbeque on Saturday, 11 December.
Thanks to the efforts of Karen Baddiley the dojo has acquired Site One at the Hobart City Council’s Waterworks Reserve in Dynnyrne.
More information is to follow, however we would really appreciate it if all past and present dojo members could clear this date in their calendars. We have the site from 11.00am-4.00pm, so let’s make a day of it!
Well done to the following students who successfully attained higher belts at the Goju-Ryu Karate-Do Tasmania grading conducted at the Hobart Police and Community Youth Club on August 28.
Thomas Baddiley - 4th Kyu (Green Belt)
Lucy Bowden - 7th Kyu (Yellow Belt)
Paolo Dandolo - 1st Kyu (Brown Belt)
Sam Dandolo - 5th Kyu (Blue Belt)
Lily Evans - 7th Kyu (Yellow Belt)
Ivy Kaissis - 7th Kyu (Yellow Belt)
Liam Wiltshire - 5th Kyu (Blue Belt)
Sam Wood - 5th Kyu (Blue Belt)
Congratulations also to Sam Dandolo who was presented with the David Nejman 'Budo' Award. Sam received this award for his consistent training and development as a karate-ka.
Please support the Goju-Ryu Karate-Do Tasmania by joining us on Saturday 17 July at 4.00pm for our special presentation of this remake of the 1984 classic.
12-year-old Dre Parker (Jaden Smith) could've been the most popular kid in Detroit, but his mother's (Taraji P. Henson) latest career move has landed him in China
Dre immediately falls for his classmate Mei Ying and the feeling is mutual but cultural differences make such a friendship impossible. Even worse, Dre's feelings make an enemy of the class bully, and Kung Fu prodigy, Cheng
With no friends in a strange land, Dre has nowhere to turn but maintenance man Mr. Han (Jackie Chan), who is secretly a master of Kung Fu.
Tickets are limited to the first 120 seats and bookings must be received by Friday 2 July. Bookings will not be accepted without the appropriate payment.
To secure your tickets contact Stuart Eaton on 0418 336 004.
Congratulations to Sempai Andrew Joyce who performed admirably at the recent AKF Tasmania State Championships.
Joyce competed in the Open Black Belt and Veteran Black Belt Kata divisions receiving first place in both.
Well done to the following students who successfully attained higher belts at the Goju-Ryu Karate-Do Tasmania grading conducted at the Hobart Police and Community Youth Club on May the 1st.
Eliza Baddiley - 7th Kyu (Yellow Belt)
Isabel Baddiley - 7th Kyu (Yellow Belt)
Abbey Wiltshire - 7th Kyu (Yellow Belt)
Liam Wiltshire - 6th Kyu (Orange Belt)
Sam Wood - 6th Kyu (Orange Belt)
Nadia Dandolo - 3rd Kyu (Brown Belt)
Congratulations also to Abbey Wiltshire who was presented with the inaugural David Nejman 'Budo' Award. Abbey received this award for her consistent training and development as a karate-ka.
Images from Saturday's grading can be view by clicking here.