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Temporary Dojo Closure (COVID-19)

Temporary Dojo ClosureMon 29 March – Thur 1 April 2021 Greater Brisbane will enter a 3-day lockdown from 5pm AEST Monday 29 March to 5pm AEST Thursday 1 April. In accordance with the Greater Brisbane lockdown restrictions, the dojo will be closed until after the Easter Long Weekend. https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/current-status/urgent-covid-19-update Lockdown announcement:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIehXI8fQig&t=459s Although we fall outside of the Greater Brisbane area,…

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Kyu Grading Results – Feb 2021

Congratulations to all students successfully grading to new levels. 12th Kyu – Yellow belt Jessica Bedingfeld Jane Buck Billy Cox Freya Dyer Natalie Ebenezer Nathanael Ebenezer Melanie Fawcett Hunter Frew Harrison Kite Jade Pedrana Alexandra Roberts Luis Stainton Jaxson Tickle Aylah Yost 11th Kyu – Orange belt, white stripe Rebecca Austin * Double grading Sebastian Bailey Ava Bradley John Buck…

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Greater Brisbane 3-Day Lockdown

From 6pm this evening (Fri, 8 Jan), Greater Brisbane area has gone into a 3-day lockdown, while contact tracers work to ensure the UK variant of COVID-19 is not circulating in the community. This lockdown will be in effect until 6pm Monday 11 January. Whilst we fall outside of the area that has gone into lockdown, officials are asking anyone…

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Grading Success

GRADING SUCCESS: Here are a few photos that we’ve collected to help celebrate students who recently earned new levels. Although these new belts light up the dojo and capture our attention, take the time to chat to any one of these students to learn more about their grading experience. There have been:– A lot of hours invested into the learning…

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Upcoming Events (Christmas 2020 & New Year 2021)

There’s always so much happening at the end of the year. The school year is finishing up soon (some people are already on holidays), most of us are preparing for holidays & Christmas is just around the corner. In the dojo, things are heating up. Classes are continuing as normal (for now) and we’ve also got some special events &…

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Dojo Re-Opening For Classes (Roadmap) ** UPDATED **

** Updated – 31 May 2020 We’ve got some exciting news. We now have a plan for re-opening the dojo again for physical classes. It’s important to note that the plan is based on the QLD government roadmap for easing restrictions. As such, our plan for re-opening relies on the timelines in the governments plan. STAGE 2 Restrictions (From Mon,…

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Newsletter – February 2020

In this issue: Annual Sign On Day Back To School Reminder “Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.” ~ Christian D Larson Upcoming Events Refocus & Build Momentu with Private Lessons Attendance Recognition Top Training Little Champion – Arav Joseph (13 lessons) Top Training Karate Kid…

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3 Days To Go… Calling All Ladies

Today we want to talk about the girls in the dojo.  Before we get too far into this blog post, I want to be upfront that I’m writing this post from a males perspective, based on 36 years of involvement in Chito-Ryu. For a long time, most martial arts have been very male dominated.  It’s usually men that hold the…

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