IGK Darling Downs

International Goju Karate

Self defense is one thing we learn here but learning Martial Arts with Traditional Values builds confidence and character that effects all other areas of ones life, come and see where your Martial Arts journey will take you.

Success comes with diligent training, the rewards of applying yourself to learn comes with lifetime experiences that will carry you through any difficult situation. Training in Martial Arts not only gives you a means of self defense it's a journey of self discovery and inner strength found. Nothing is like the training you receive in a Martial Arts Dojo with Sensei's that want to pass the truth they have found through hard work for they know the wealth of Honor and Respect that comes with Martial Arts.

We Welcome our Visitors and our Respect is given as our Gift to you!

Our Honour is a gift to ourselves!

Crows Nest Classes

Juniors learn respect, discipline and honor in a non-contact environment. Children prosper from improved concentration and focus during in the school years, learning karate quickly flows to other area of their lives and noticeable improvement in attitude at school can be seen.

Crows Nest Tuesday ladies class 9.30am to 11.00am (this is a new class for 2018)

Tuesday and Fridays Juniors. 4-5yrs 4.00pm to 4.30pm 6-8yrs 4.30pm to 5.15pm 9-13yrs. 5.15pm to 6.00pm Adults. 14yrs and up. 6.00pm to 7.30pm

Crow's Nest Dojo

Lutheren Church Hall

Toowoomba Classes

Senior classes available at Crow's Nest or at the Toowoomba Dojo

Learn Discipline, Respect, Honor and Humility.

Traditional values

Experienced instructors

Dynamic style

Monday and Thursday Juniors. 4-5yrs 4.00pm to 4.30pm 6-8yrs 4.30pm to 5.15pm 9-13yrs. 5.15pm to 6.00pm Adults. 14yrs and up. 6.00pm to 7.30pm

Toowoomba Dojo

Newtown primary school Albert st Newtown

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Goju Kalis

Goju Karate intergrating Filipino Martial Arts. Weapon based Arnis sticks and knife defence.

Seminars

Seminars with visiting masters are a always a exciting way to gather and improve techniques

Instructors

Lifetime experience and a shared passion to teach
Tino Ceberano

Tino Ceberano Hanshi, 9th Dan, is often referred to as the father of Karate in Australia. His years of experience and selfless dedication to the Martial Arts have provided him with the skills and knowledge deserved of the Martial Arts history books.

Ceberano Hanshi was born of Phillipine/Spanish decent and raised in Hawaii on the Island of Kauai, his father was a Phillipine migrant who came to Hawaii as a professional boxer who also acquired the skills of Phillipino stick fighting.

As a young man Hanshi and his father trained together in Kempo, which was the word commonly used instead of Karate. The Chinese would refer to Shorin Kempo as what Shaolin Kempo was. The Okinawans referred to Okinawa-te instead of Karate. Kempo was actually introduced to Hanshi by a neighbour, who was a returned serviceman, "He would gather up a group of kids and we would train together after school".

In 1958 the Gojukai opened in Hawaii, Kyokushinkai and Shotokan arrived in Hawaii as well. Before that there was only Kempo and Okinawa-te and the training wasn't all that serious. With the introduction of these Japanese Karate organizations, things changed. People began to understand the values of the Martial Arts and became a lot more focussed about how they should be practised. Ceberano Hanshi's most revered teacher, as a young man, was Anton Navas Sensei. Navas Sensei took a young Ceberano under his wing and, from 1959 through to 1966, guided him in the true meaning of the Martial Arts.

Joining the Marines changed Hanshi's life, he went from living as a happy go lucky Islander, to being part of the armed forces elite and living a much more structured Western life style, this was quite a culture shock for him. As part of the Fleet Marine Force Pacific, he was a specialist in the field of teaching armed and unarmed combat with a background of reconnaissance for which his job was to be on call to engage the enemy or secure information. The Force also served as the protection squad for senior officers.

Ceberano Hanshi also participated in the Fleet Marine Force Pacific Drum and Bugle Team marching squad, where he played the bugle. It was with this team that he first came to Australia in 1962, both playing the bugle and exchanging ideas and practice on combative warfare, which was part of a highly confidential military operation at the time. The team eventually visited Okinawa and mainland Japan, it was on his first trip to Tokyo that Ceberano Hanshi met the legendary Yamaguchi Gogen Hanshi, founder of the Japanese Gojukai.

After receiving his 3rd Dan from Yamaguchi Hanshi, and at Yamaguchi Hanshi's direction, Ceberano Hanshi arrived in Australia with his family in 1966. He immediately set about introducing the relatively unknown world of Karate to Australians. From small beginnings the school of Goju Karate has become one of the most widely practiced of the styles of Karate in Australia. This is due, in no small part, to the skill and dedication of Ceberano Hanshi. After the passing of Yamaguchi Hanshi in 1989, Ceberano Hanshi formed his own Karate organization, the IGK (International Goju Karate).

CONTACT

Remco Speekenbrink PH: 0408 881 806
Susan Speekenbrink PH: 0447 159 301
Email: rssde@live.com.au

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Links To IGK Sites And Dojos

Here are some of the Partner Sites and Dojos within the International Goju karate Under the guidance of Hanshi Tino Ceberano These Links can be found directly on IGK Dojos hosted on Hanshi Tino Ceberano main site which I encourage you to check out great articles and  IGK History IGK Headquarters Brisbane Hanshi Tino Ceberano […]

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