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How Can We Help You?

Our purpose is to provide a nurturing, inspiring environment where we can effectively  share the level of knowledge and training needed to guide our students to mastering the true art of Karate.

What is Karate?

What is Goshukan Karate

Karate is one of the most popular of all the Martial Arts, dating back to the Okinawan times where it was developed for the locals to defend themselves against the tyranny of mainland Japan. As they were banned from equipping themselves with traditional weaponry, the locals had to learn how to defend themselves using only their bare hands. Moving forward several decades karate was popularised and introduced to mainland Japan in a modernised as more holistic self defence system and as a way of life for personal empowerment and character growth.

Today karate is practiced by millions of people around the world. There are 4 main traditional styles - Goju Ryu, Shotokan, Shito Ryu, Wado Ryu. We are Goju Ryu and are members of the Japan Karate Federation (JKF) Goju Kai, as well as members of the Australian Karate Federation (AKF)

The three main reasons people choose to learn karate are:

  • Learn Self Defence
  • Build Confidence
  • Improve Fitness

Yet there are many other values and benefits that go beyond the initial ones listed above. Karate is unlike anything else that you can do as you start by learning the movement and developing skills and then as you delve deeper into what it is all about you become fascinated with learning more and building and strengthening your mind and body.

Everyone starts their karate journey as an excited beginner and they quickly fall in love with the process of learning new skills, understanding oneself, building strength of mind, body and spirit.

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Why Goshukan Karate Academy?

Why Goshukan Karate Academy

Here at Goshukan we have classes for the whole family with our popular Karate Kids Classes for the littles ones (4+ yrs), to teens and adult beginner classes, to classes and programs that will take you from a novice to an advanced karate student!

We have classes for people who are starting their martial arts journey and for people who have experience and want total their journey to a whole new level!

We also run kickboxing fitness classes, women's self defence courses, and cater to schools and community groups. So whatever you are after when it comes to Martial Arts, we have something to suit your needs.

Our instructors are first and foremost passionate about karate and they take their own training and self development in the art very seriously. They are qualified Black Belts and members of the Australian Karate Federation and Japan Karate Federation. 
Most of all they love to teach and share their passion with people who want to learn and build strength and confidence through the art of karate. Students are taught in a safe, encouraging and supportive environment and everyone is treated with absolute respect. 

We encourage our students to progress and always strive for more

We believe in constant improvement and the pursuit of personal excellence. Everyone deserves to be the best that they can be and karate is the best thing that anyone can do to build their mind, body and spirit in the most inspirational and aspiration way possible. Karate will build your strength of mind and body to overcome life's challenges and obstacles with more confidence and certainty. 

Our purpose is to make you feel welcomed, safe, supported, encouraged and inspired to be part of the Goshukan Karate Academy family.

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Starting Your Journey

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If you have been considering joining a karate club we invite you to come and meet us, and see for yourself if what we do is right for you. We run a beginners self defence program that provides new students a great introduction to the benefits of karate training. Our classes are run by professional instructors in a welcoming, safe, inspiring and empowering environment. From the first lesson you will begin to learn self defence principles and practical techniques to get you on your way to developing skills and building total strength of mind and body for life!


Continuing Your Journey

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If you have experience in a traditional karate style, especially one with a Naha-te (Goju) foundation, then you have most likely developed skills that are consistent with what we do. Karate training at its core is about learning to follow principles of movement and develop essential techniques and skills. If you are looking for a traditional karate style with modern training philosophy to strengthen your mind and body and develop real Karate skills, we believe that you will find what you are looking for here at Goshukan Karate Academy.




Allan Dabbagh

Stacey Karetsian, is undoubtedly one of the best Karate exponents in Australia. His natural ability and dedication has seen him grade in Australia and Japan in Both Seiwakai and JKF and he is one of the highest grades in Goju Karate system.

His skills are phenomenal and his movement in both Kata and Kumite is something to be seen. If you are looking for the next level of Karate training, I highly recommend joining his Black Belt only classes. You won't be disappointed.

Allan Dabbagh


Rob Donnison

I've trained with Shihan on many an occasion, I was proud and honoured to be awarded my black belt by him. He is an exceptional instructor who not only makes training interesting but fun too. His only fault is I don't think he ever really understood the Geordie accent. May you go from strength to strength Stacey karetsian, and I hope you eventually make it to the UK!

Rob Donnison


Davy Wijaya

I highly recommend to take a class and be open minded of the possibility that you will learn from it. Is it self defence or fitness that you’re looking at to achieve... Well I’m sure you will achieve it here. Now me & my family has started Goshukan Karate.
We are Loving it! The question is when will you?
Give the best gift for your child or your self...

Davy Wijaya


Bronson Stanley

Shihan Stacey Karetsian has been an absolute blessing to Karate in Australia. His uplifting humble attitude and vision for not only himself but those he trains and stands beside is obvious if you are ever fortunate enough to be grace with his presence. I would highly recommend you attend his class if you are that someone who is pursuing martial arts with a goal to be the best you can be. Thank you Shihan or should I now say Goshukan Kancho Karetsian for your past teachings. I look forward to training with you again soon.

Bronson Stanley


Nick Naudy

I have trained with Shihan Stacey Karetsian many times over the years , he’s not only an outstanding Karateka but also a great teacher and communicator , friendly and humble.... one of the best in Australia!

Nick Naudy


Stephanie Johansen

Great people, great karate! Highly recommend Goshukan!

Stephanie Johansen


Trevor Angrave

I have trained with Shihan Stacey on many occasions, such great classes and tuition he has awesome karate you will never regret training with him.
A great man and great karateka. I have utmost Respect for Shihan.

Trevor Angrave


David John Owen Baldwin

My wife and I have had the pleasure of Training with Shihan Stacey Karetsian over several years and can tell you he is one of the highest quality standard instructors worldwide an inspirational instructor and Leader.

David John Owen Baldwin


Andrew Davidson

Excellent karate training for adults and children.

Andrew Davidson


Adam Glyn Bellwood

Best teacher you could ever ask for both mind soul and karate.

Adam Glyn Bellwood

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Seven Hills, NSW 2147

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St Marys, NSW 2760

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Morayfield, QLD 4506

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of training in karate?

Do I need to be fit to start?

Am I too old to start?

Can my whole family have a class at the same time?

What are your class sizes?

How long will it take to reach Black Belt level?

Do I have to start as a white belt if I have been training in another Goju Style?

What is the Australian Karate Federation?

What is the Japan Karate Federation?

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