GKR Karate

GKR Karate is a club for all ages and promotes self-defence, fitness, coordination, discipline, confidence and stress relief Go-Kan-Ryu Karate (GKR) is a traditional Japanese style of karate.

GKR was founded by Robert Sullivan in Adelaide, South Australia. Robert first began training in the art of karate in 1964, and spent time training and teaching in both Japan and the USA before establishing GKR in 1984. GKR Karate is taught in a non-contact environment and promotes both character and physical development. GKR is a club for all ages and promotes self-defence, fitness, coordination, discipline, confidence and stress relief. People of all walks of life can train together and learn the art of karate in a safe, fun and encouraging environment.

Operating as usual


Getting Black Belt | ART OF ONE DOJO

A great video on belts in karate.


Art of One Dojo Patreon: www.Patreon.com/ArtofOneDojo Getting your black belt should be the ultimate goal in your training, right? Well, maybe not. In this v...

GKR Karate Region 6 Melbourne, Australia


Hi Region 6 champions ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿป

We canโ€™t get to the dojo right now however your committed Sensei โ€˜s are still involved teaching our Online classes via Zoom.

The sessions are now free and available from Monday 13th July for all Region 6 Students.

This is a great opportunity to keep up with your training and to stay connected with our Karate Community.

Kind regards

Sensei Steve

GKR Karate

To all GKR students, please find a short video from our founder and Chief Instructor, Kancho Robert Sullivan.

[05/17/20]   Exiting news. Starting 19th May

We are running live as of this Monday (April 20th)!

Here is next weeks class timetable ๐Ÿ™‚

To be part of this exciting opportunity to continue on your karate journey with some of our top instructors in the region all you need to do is be part of our online dojo community.

For just $7.95 per week (per household) you can train in all these classes plus have access to the 50+ training sessions already on the Online Dojo.

And if are still not sure then you can do a FREE 3 day trial. Register here at https://onlinedojo.gkrkarate.com

Some exciting news.


Australian Store

We have just launched our online dojo. Visit the link below for details.


onlinedojo.gkrkarate.com Full access to the latest training videos for every GKR Karate Kata.These videos will give you the best resources to practice Kata when away from the dojo!

GKR Karate Region 14 Newcastle, Australia

A great online class from Sensei Francis from GKR Karate Region 14 Newcastle, Australia

GKR karate region 14 - online training teaser class

GKR Karate

Some exciting news.

Once online if you have any question or help on anything please contact me.

Life has thrown us a temporary curve ball, but that doesn't mean our health, fitness, self-defence skills or enjoyment of karate has to end.

During this peculiar period, GKR Karate is bringing the dojo to you. Online classes for all grades and ages, covering all facets of training; and all classes are designed with limited space in mind.

There is no reason why your skills and fitness can't continue to improve right now. It just requires a tiny bit of self-discipline on your part to get the ball rolling. And the beauty of self-discipline, is its only difficult for a few minutes, because after this, motivation to keep going kicks in.


GKR Karate Australian Class Closures | GKR Karate

Unfortunate news. This doesnt mean that you cant self train and keep yourself fit etc. If you need any more info please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sensei Matt


gkrkarate.com An important message for all GKR Karate Australian students and their families regarding the current class closures across Australia.

[03/19/20]   Hi Everyone,

Unfortunatley due to the current situation in Australia and around the world the Taylors Lakes Dojo will be temporarliy closed and will be reassessed after the school holidays. I suggest looking at another class to go to until we can open again. My suggestion would be Cairnlea Park Primary School Friday 7pm-8pm, or try one of the many other classes that are still running at this time (please contact me if you need more information on other classes).

I will be getting around to different classes during this time so I expect to see all of you there training.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me .


Sensei Matt

[03/16/20]   Congratulations to the following students who graded yesterday.

Tyson Bulboa - 6th Kyu
Michaela Sapuppo - 6th Kyu
Nathaniel Sapuppo - 6th Kyu

Fantastic effort by all who graded yesterday.


COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update | GKR Karate


gkrkarate.com We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation and will continue to observe the recommended precautions put forward by government health authorities.

Karate-do Beni Mester

THIS IS KARATE | The 2020 Olympics Promo

Congratulations to Ashley and Nathan Walsh on achieving their 9th Kyu rank last night. Great effort and commitment from these two canโ€™t wait to see both of you grade to your yellow belt.

Congrats to the following students on grading to their next belt.

Divjot and Udai Singh - 8th Kyu
Dino Sapuppo - 7th Kyu
Kathleen Ma and Teresa Lu - 5th Kyu

Great work today.

Sensei Matt

Congratulations to Dino Sapuppo on grading to his 7th Kyu ho on Friday.

Class returns on the 17th of January, see you all there.

Welcome to 2020! We hope youโ€™ve returned from the break feeling refreshed and ready to give this year your all ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป

The vast majority of classes resume from today, however if you are unsure about your particular class, please check with the
JAN 2020 Below

Best Regards
Sensei Steve

GKR Karate

The best you is the fearless you, the one that says "look at me, I want to get better." To find this person, train like everyone is watching.

[12/06/19]   Gday everyone,

Last class of the year will be the 20th December and we will be back on the 17th January 2020.

Sensei Matt all the way from Disneyland ๐Ÿ˜

Pictures from Fridays Dress Up Class.

Pictures from the Black Belt Grading


I have many more photos available. If you are after some let me know and I'll send them to you.

[11/12/19]   Upcoming Events

November 24th - Black Belt Grading
November 29th - Fancy Dress Class (Sensei Matts Class Only)
December 8th - Kyu Grading
December 15th - Beach Class
December 20th - Anticipated Final Class of year

Congratulations to Hector Bulboa on grading to his 6th Kyu today. Great effort.


Taigyoku Kata: Count 9 Bunkai

A great video from Shihan Gavin


Count 9 in Taigyoku Shodan and Nidan sees us execute a 270degree turn. In this video, Shihan Gavin Samin shows one possibility for a practical use of this tu...

M. De Gabrielle Photography

A small video from todays grading.

Congratulations to Nathaniel, Michaela, Dino, Teresa and Christine on grading today to their next level. Fantastic effort from all of you. One step closer to black.

Some fun was had at last Fridayโ€™s class with some karate in the dark including kata.

[09/27/19]   Just a reminder that both classes are running tonight as normal. See you then. Sensei Matt

Congrats to Vaughan Catubig on grading to 5th Kyu today.

August Kyu Grading Pictures


A small snippet of the pictures taken at Region 6's August Kyu Grading. If you would like more pictures please contact me.

Congratulations to Dino Sapuppo on grading to his 9th Kyu and Kavin Ganesan on grading to 7th Kyu ho on Friday night.


A reminder that State Titles Entries need to be in by the 5th September. If you are looking at completing and havent filed the form in, download it from the link below, complete it and bring it in tonight.

Sensei Matt



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