Training Camps (Gasshuku)
Gasshuku are training camp events. As an organisation we host and participate in three Gasshuku events each year. Early March host the NSW State Gasshuku. In May we participate in the National Black & Brown Belt camp in Canberra. And every October we participate in the AOGKF National Gasshuku in rotating cities around the Country. All of these events are taught by our head Dojo instructor. We also have access to hundreds of Gasshuku events around the world that any of our members can apply to attend and develop their Karate at.
Grading tests are held periodically throughout the year. Most students aim to grade 2-3 times per year. Our Dojo instructors are Internationally recognised and qualified to conduct your grading in your own Dojo, with no need to travel. Senior Black Belt grading tests are held in Canberra annually as part of the Black Belt Gasshuku.
Each year we participate in the AOGKF annual friendship tournament and club championships. Our students have the opportunity to compete against people from AOGKF clubs all over the country in a friendly and inclusive event that enables participation for all ages. Competitions in Kata and continuous non-contact free sparring are held with the emphasis on good technique, good sportsmanship and having a go. This is a great family day out where many friendships are made and under a banner of encouragement.
‘Karate Party’ is our annual National party and is held in conjunction with the National Gasshuku training camp each year. The Karate party usually features high end entertainment from live world class singers, to magicians and live DJ’s. Its a great night out for the whole family!
Black & Brown Belt Dinner
Every year we host a dinner for our most senior members. Black and Brown belt members and their families join us in Canberra for a nice meal and to celebrate the efforts of our highest level members. We also announce the results of any Black belts grading tests!