GoJu Ryu Karate-Do Shingokan Mt Gambier

GoJu Ryu Karate-Do Shingokan Mt Gambier

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1984 I watched, The Karate Kid, and decided I am going to do Karate.
2010 I started as a supportive parent of ITF Taekwon-do
2012 I became a supportive parent & partner of ITF Taekwon-do
2016 I started as a supportive parent of Karate
2017 Marked family transition from Taekwon-do to focus on Karate.
2017 supportive parent, supportive partner and now a Student of Karate
2022 As a result of 650+ hours of Karate specific training & 650+ hours during the same period of conditioning to be able to do karate, 2022 sees me reach the first milestone of many in Goju Ryu Karate, the style that the original Karate Kid movie was based on; Shodan (1st Dan Blackbelt).
It wasn't about focusing on the many underlying injuries I carry from motorcycle accidents, contact sport and being me. It was about focusing on what I can do, and develop that further.
A great family giving support and a very patient & knowledgeable instructor, it's amazing what can be done.
If you want to know which is "the Best" martial arts to learn, the answer is simple, the one with the instructor that nurtures you to be the best version of yourself.
Geoff Rohde
GoJu Ryu Karate-Do Shingokan Mt Gambier

Authentic Japanese accredited GoJu Karate. 8th Dan Head of Style and 3IC in Japanese Karate Federati Gradings are held two to three times per year.

My school is one of many GoJu Ryu schools in Australia, and throughout the world. We are affiliated with the Japanese Karate school known as Shingokan. My Sensei in Japan is Shinji, an 8th Dan Blackbelt graded by the GoJu Kai of the All Japan Karate Federation, which is the highest ranking system worldwide. The belts are white, blue, orange, purple, yellow, green, brown and black. The gradings are

Operating as usual

09/08/2022

We have a number of new juniors beginning their karate journey at the moment.
Get them off the couch, off the electronics and developing physical skills for life!

01/07/2022

We have places for juniors wishing to begin karate training, available and starting at the beginning of school term 3.

Several of our long term juniors have now joined our Wednesday senior class. They had their first session this week.

Juniors can opt to train on either or both of Monday or Wednesday from 5-6pm for $6 per session
( as Shingokan members)

Turn up at the dojo, 27 Percy Street and begin your journey!

12/06/2022

Thanks to all the crew from for visiting our dojo and helping with the mats. Great to have you here for the State Championship. Well done to all the participants!

Photos from GoJu Ryu Karate-Do Shingokan Mt Gambier's post 12/06/2022

State karate Championship Competition 2022

Well done to all our juniors who did a great job.

Congratulations Ruby Black who achieved a couple of medals.

11/06/2022

Great turn out for the seminar in Mount Gambier today with lots of enthusiasm for the competition tomorrow. Good luck to all the participants.

27/05/2022

Congratulations Ryan Telford for achieving Black Belt after many years of training since he first began as a junior.

30/03/2021

Hi all, No training this Friday or next Monday due to Easter break. Juniors that miss a Monday training are most welcome to join the Wed class this week or next week.
There are quite a few new juniors attending on Wednesdays at the moment, so if you are thinking of joining your child, now is the perfect starting time. ( Ring me on 0478607137)

07/03/2021

Happy Birthday Renshi Geoff

29/10/2020

Congratulations to Suzy Bennett and Bill Smith who have recently passed their JKF GoJu Kai gradings to attain 3rd and 2nd dan respectively. A well deserved result that reflects their ongoing commitment to training. They join daughter, Amber, 1st dan and become our four JKF GoJu Kai club members to be recognised at an international level.

17/07/2020

Hi all, Welcome back to Term 3 training.
We resume this Monday.

Timeline photos 10/06/2020

Its great to be back in the dojo.

Our first senior karate class was held last Friday.

Our first junior class will occur today, Wednesday 10th June at 5pm. Students who normally train on Monday
are most welcome to attend tonight to make up for the public holiday.

Seniors
6-7:30pm Wednesdays
5-6:30 Fridays

Looking forward to seeing you all back at training.

New and returning students most welcome!

Remember, Training doesnt get easier, you just get better!

Geoff

21/04/2020

The Joyful Block Practice

22/03/2020

Training suspended as of today, 23 rd March. I will endeavour to keep everyone updated! Regards, Geoff

Timeline photos 25/02/2020

The benefits of martial arts are many.
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What are you waiting for?
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New and returning students are always welcome.
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Training times
Monday & Wednesday
5-6pm Juniors
6-7:30pm Seniors
Friday
5-6:30pm Seniors
First Class Free
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13/02/2020

Amazing!!!

Timeline photos 05/02/2020

What are you waiting for?
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Now is always the best time to decide and begin!
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Training times
Monday & Wednesday
5-6pm Juniors
6-7:30pm Seniors
Friday
5-6:30pm Seniors
First Class Free
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Timeline photos 04/02/2020

A black belt and white belt are the same, white belt is the beginning of techniques...Black belt is the beginning of understanding. Both are beginner belts.
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Looking forward to seeing YOU at training
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Monday & Wednesday
5-6pm Juniors
6-7:30pm Seniors
Friday
5-6:30pm Seniors
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Timeline photos 01/02/2020

After quite a warm start to the training year last week and a short week with the public holiday, to ease us back into training, were ready for a full week.
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Fees can now be paid via bank transfer or in person. Please contact Geoff for any details and arrangements regarding fees.
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All classes resume this week as follows:
Monday & Wednesday
5-6pm Juniors
6-7:30pm Seniors
Friday
5-6:30 Seniors
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Whether youre a regular at training, returning after a long break or interested in beginning karate, you are very welcome to join us at the dojo on the mats.
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Timeline photos 22/01/2020

WELCOME TO 2020
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Karate Training Resumes
Wednesday 29th January
Juniors 5-6pm
Seniors 6-7:30pm
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Looking forward to seeing you all. .
New beginners and returning students are most welcome. .
For additional information please contact Geoff Rhode on 0478 607 137
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Timeline photos 30/12/2019

Be grateful for all that you learn in the Dojo. Looking forward to seeing you on the mat in 2020. .
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22/12/2019
Photos from GoJu Ryu Karate-Do Shingokan Mt Gambier's post 04/12/2019

We had quite a few juniors receive their final 2019 grading certificates and belts this week.

Congratulations to all students for showing up to training and continually improving.

Looking forward to to seeing you all back on the mat in 2020.

03/12/2019

01/12/2019

Thinking youll return to training next year? Why dont you make a commitment right now and stop putting it off until..... while another year of your life passes by.

Youll be very welcome at the dojo tonight at 5pm for Juniors and 6pm for Seniors, same times for Wednesday night with Seniors again Friday at 5pm. Looking forward to seeing you.

Photos from GoJu Ryu Karate-Do Shingokan Mt Gambier's post 30/11/2019

Our keen juniors warming up ready for their final grading for 2019. For some it was their first grading experience.

30/11/2019

Renshi Geoff Rohde presenting certificates after the recently successful grading process of senior students. Duncan 2nd Kyu, Kathleen 5th Kyu and Gavin 8th Kyu.

20/09/2019

Am really hoping that somehow we can keep the Honbu dojo operating. Let's hope that all of Fushimi's senseis and sempais can run a training session and keep the dojo functional. I can't imagine travelling to Japan and not training in Fushimi's honbu dojo!

20/09/2019

Hard not to keep thinking about all the good times shared with our Hanshi in Japan and Australia.

09/09/2019

Cast of thousands tonight. Well quite a few. 3 of my regulars, 2 new young adult brothers and about 8 quite athletic Karenies joined in. Great night!

11/08/2019

Freezing cold last Friday evening at the Shingokan Karate hall. Thought I'd be having an early night but 8 fronted. Great night of drills and kept warm. Finished with first 5 kata. Great effort everyone!

Photos from GoJu Ryu Karate-Do Shingokan Mt Gambier's post 09/03/2019

Photos from GoJu Ryu Karate-Do Shingokan Mt Gambier's post

Photos from GoJu Ryu Karate-Do Shingokan Mt Gambier's post 08/03/2019

Great turnout for tonights kata class on international womens day.
Our dojo has always been a female friendly one to train at and I enjoy seeing new faces plus some old ones coming back to train.
In what is a predominately male dominated martial art its great to encourage more diversity and see more and more women enjoying our sport.
Remember all bodies, shapes, sizes and fitness levels are welcome, just come down and train!

02/03/2019

We had a great night of kata Friday. About 10 seniors. Hot evening and the refreshments went down well.

27/02/2019

Due to popular demand and in keeping with Beer Yoga in England, we will be trying a Beer/Stout/ Cider/ soft drink Kata evening this Friday.
It's going to be HOT. Should be a fun night!

Our Story

My school is one of many GoJu Ryu schools in Australia, and throughout the world. We are affiliated with the Japanese Karate school known as Shingokan. My Sensei in Japan is Shinji, an 8th Dan Blackbelt graded by the GoJu Kai of the All Japan Karate Federation, which is the highest ranking system worldwide.
Gradings are held two to three times per year. The belts are white, blue, orange, purple, yellow, green, brown and black. The gradings are carried out by the Head Of Style and Chief Instructor, Geoff Rohde, and with the assistance of high grade students who train with him.
$8 a lesson for Adults
$7 for High school students
$6 for Primary School students

Training times

BEGINNERS


JUNIORS (5-12yrs)
Monday Nights - 5-6 Pm
Wednesday Nights - 5-6pm


SENIORS
Monday Nights- 6-7:30 Pm
Wednesday Nights (Sports class) 6-7:30 Pm
Friday Night Kata- (Adults and Black belt students) 5-6:30 Pm

Location

Telephone

Address


27 Percy St, Mount Gambier
Mount Gambier, SA
5290

Opening Hours

Monday 5pm - 7:30pm
Wednesday 5pm - 7:30pm
Friday 5pm - 6:30pm

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