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First Annual Gold Coast Cup – Entry Forms Now Available

The First Annual Gold Coast Chito-Ryu Karate Cup is fast approaching and entry forms are now available.  The tournament will be held on Sunday 14th Septmeber, with training seminars on the Saturday with Noonan Sensei, Australian Chito-Ryu’s Chief Instructor.  This will be the second regional Chito-Ryu tournament to be held in Queensland in 2008 as part of the national tournament circuit and is being hosted by Ashmore Dojo for all members of the International Chito-Ryu Karate-do Federation of Australia Inc.

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Kick Start >> Introductory Short Courses

We are pleased to announce two new short courses idesigned to introduce the absolute beginner to the benefits of studying traditional Karate in the Chito-Ryu system at Sunshine Coast Karate.  We have one for kids 5-13 years of age and one for teens and adults 14 years and above.

These short courses are due to start towards the end of August and are expected to fill up very quickly once the word gets out about them.  So if you have any friends that you have been thinking about bringing along to the dojo to get started, this could be a great way to do just.

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Women’s Self Defence Tips – Introduction

Everything we learn in Chito-Ryu has a reason and a practical application, and this is the way it should be with any complete self defence system.  Unfortunately, at times, even when the lessons are placed right in front of your face, they are not that obvious (at first).  To help overcome this problem, we are pleased to present this series of Women’s Self Defence Tips.

The following content has been used with permission from the publishers of the original e-book Self Defense For Women – Always Be In Control, which is a must read for anyone serious about learning more on this topic.  We are so impressed with the quality of content in this e-book that we are happy to endorese the e-book.  And we have even produced a number of FREE video mini-lessons as a bonus to everyone who purchases the book.  That’s how much value we think it provides!

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2008 Sunshine Coast Tournament

Congratulations to all members who competed at the recent 5th Annual Sunshine Coast Tournament (8 June 2008). This year’s event was well attended with by competitors from all Queensland dojos and the standard was high in all areas, from the organisation of the event to the level of competition.

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Tanaka Sensei’s Visit (April 2008)

In April 2008, we were fortunate have special guest instructor Tanaka Sensei visit and teach from the International Chito-Ryu Headquarters in Japan. During his visit to the Sunshine Coast, Tanaka Sensei presented grading certificates for our first home grown black belts: Matthew Stevenson, Rhys Woodhouse, Sam Henderson & Linh Tran.

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