About Goshukan Karate Academy

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.

Goshukan Karate Academy teaches traditional Japanese “Goju Ryu” Karate, and was established in 2018 by Stacey Karetsian Shihan. Stacey Shihan is a 7th Dan Black Belt in both Seiwakai Goju Ryu and the Japan Karate Federation (JKF) Goju Kai, and has been training in and teaching karate since 1984.

Goju Ryu is a traditional style of karate that was developed in Okinawa, Japan, by Chojun Miyagi Sensei. It emphasises a combination of hard and soft techniques, creating a holistic approach to practical self-defence, physical fitness, and mental discipline. Goju Ryu is known as one of the oldest and most popular karate styles in the world. (History of Karate and Goju Ryu)

Goshukan Karate Academy prides itself on maintaining high standards of instruction, providing a supportive and disciplined training environment. Students are encouraged to develop physical strength, mental focus, and character development through their karate practice.

The training follows a structured curriculum that covers all 3 aspects of karate; kihon (basics), kata (forms), and kumite (sparring). Students are taught the fundamental techniques and principles of karate, ensuring a solid foundation for their martial arts journey.

Our Karate Academy places great emphasis on the philosophical and life lessons that are embodied in the art of karate. Our Values & Guiding Principles help to form the foundation of life-long personal growth. We aim to instil qualities such as integrity, humility, perseverance, and an indomitable spirit in our students. By embracing these principles, we not only excel in our karate practice but also grow as individuals, embodying the true spirit of traditional Japanese karate.

It is these values and training principles that makes Goshukan Karate Academy a popular choice for individuals and parents seeking a quality and authentic karate club for their children.

Whether you are a beginner seeking to embark on a new path or a seasoned practitioner in search of further refinement, our academy offers a welcoming and supportive environment for people of all ages to learn this amazing martial art.

Affiliations & Accreditations (Seiwakai Goju Ryu - JKF Gojukai - AFTK)

Goshukan Karate Academy is a member of the Seiwakai Goju Ryu Karate Organisation. We are also members of the Japan Karate-Do Federation (JKF) Goju Kai, The Japan Karate Federation Goju Kai Australia (JKFGA), and the Australasian Federation of Traditional Karate and Kobudo (AFTK). 

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Our karate academy locations

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Seven Hills

3/17 Stanton Road
Seven Hills NSW 2147
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Liverpool

Unit 4 / 1 Field Close
Moorebank  NSW 2170
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Gold Coast

180 Monaco Street
Broadbeach Waters QLD 4218
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Clear Island Waters

Casey Hall St.Vincents School
22 Fairway Dr, Clear Island Waters QLD 4226
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Pimpama

Pimpama Sports Hub
139 Rifle Range Rd Pimpama QLD 4209
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Forrest, ACT

Forrest Primary School
9 Hobart Ave, Forrest ACT
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Pearce, ACT

The Pearce Centre,
Collett Place, Pearce ACT
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What our members have to say about us

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Goshukan Karate Academy IconGoshukan Karate Academy

3/17 Stanton Road, Seven Hills

5.0 109 reviews

  • Avatar Dan Paje ★★★★★ 4 months ago
    This has been a really great class thus far to improve both my fitness and confidence in myself! From just the physical training and being a lot more fitter and flexible than before, but the teachers and the people are great as well in … More training and to become great friends with!
  • Avatar Clarence Anthony ★★★★★ 3 weeks ago
    Savy has been training for 2 years now. I have seen an impressive transformation during that time . In her first few months she was easily distracted ,fidgety and at times had to drag her to class. 2 years on she is so focused in and out … More of class , motivated ,confident and looks forward to her classes . Thank you Stacy and team for all you have done .
    Clarence
  • Avatar R Gupta ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    Shivansh has been attending the academy for a few years now, started with the junior program and is currently doing the senior kids program and it is amazing to see his growth over this period. Shihan & his team are doing a fantastic … More job with the kids, teaching them techniques, focus & discipline at the same time making it fun for them.
  • Avatar Justin Diggelmann ★★★★★ 4 weeks ago
    Excellent karate club with top quality professional instructor.
    Very high technical standard and fully equipped.
  • Avatar Ramya Dakshin ★★★★★ 4 months ago
    My son, Rishi has been attending classes here for almost a year and the improvements I see in him in respect to his body posture, discipline and the way he actively engages with everyone in this tight knit community is actually very good. … More I appreciate master and his team for the way they interact with these kids, how they know everyone by their names and the mutual respect they have for this class is commendable. Thank you for doing what you do and we appreciate it very much 👏🏼
  • Avatar Steve Gago ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    Amazing team highly recommend
  • Avatar George Amaladass ★★★★★ 8 months ago
    Geoffrey was very weak and I thought he needs to improve his stamina but I didn't know what was the best way to do. As I was browsing around online, I came across Goshukan karate academy, Seven hills. With a lot of doubts I called … More them and asked as if they would accept my 6 years old playful son and put him under 8 year classes. Without any hesitant , they accepted him into their academy . Well, today after a year with them , I am proud to say that I can see a lot of improvements in him , physically and mentally . He is a good listener now. His stamina level has improved in which it helps him to do well in soccer . He is stronger and behaving well these days. I would recommend this academy to anyone who would like to have their kids grow well physically or mentally.
  • Avatar Huzefa Mansoor Ali ★★★★★ 5 months ago
    Our whole family with kids has been attending Goshukan Karate Academy in Seven Hills for over a year and it has been such a positive experience for all of us.
    One of the standout features of the club is its well-structured training program.
    … More This structure not only provides a clear path for skill development but also ensures that students, including our kids, can progress at their own pace while mastering the fundamentals of karate. The classes are scheduled throughout the week. This availability makes it convenient for busy families like ours to find suitable training times. Our children have gained confidence, improved their standing and walking stance, and developed better behaviour through their karate training. These life skills are invaluable and will serve them well in various aspects of their lives. As a parent, witnessing such positive changes in our kids is incredibly rewarding, and it's a testament to the effectiveness of the training provided by the academy.
    Being able to train together as a family not only promotes physical fitness in our family but also strengthens the family bond. In today's fast-paced world, finding quality family time can be a challenge.
    Lastly, it's worth noting the courteous and supportive nature of the club's trainers and administrative staff.

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Frequently asked questions

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What are the benefits of training in karate?

Karate is more than a self defence fighting system. It is a way of life. We are learning a martial art, to build strength in both mind and body, and yet we wish to never have to use the physical component of the art to defend ourselves. Consistent training in karate can develop strength of mind, body, spirit. By developing fighting skills you build confidence, inner security, awareness, respect for self and others. Karate training builds character, it teaches us life skills to help us to overcome challenges, solve problems, embrace opportunities, strive for excellence.

Do I need to be fit to start?

Absolutely not. Karate is a personal endeavour and every student is encouraged to participate at their own pace, with no expectation of fitness or ability.

Am I too old to start?

If you can walk onto the mats you can train in Martial Arts! We have had people start training well into their 50’s and even 60+!

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

Yes, we have a number of different options to get the whole family (Mum, Dad and kids of all ages) involved, without multiple trips. We have the option of a family class in which parents train in the same class as their kids and complete part of the class by themselves and the other part all together!

What are your class sizes?

Class sizes vary throughout each program and peak time. We abide by recommended instructor ratios which are as follows: kids classes ratio is 15:1 and for general classes it is usually 20:1.

How long will it take to reach Black Belt level?

It takes approx. 4-5 years to get black belt, depending on how many times you train a week and how committed you are to your improvement.

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

What we’re doing is recognising the experience level that people who have already trained in a Goju based karate system and letting them train in their current grade belt until they are ready to be assessed and formally graded to the appropriate grade level in Goshukan Karate. There are many clubs within the same/similar styles or systems today, and just like when you are studying any tertiary education and gain credit points when moving from one course to another, the same can be said for transferring your karate journey from one Kai (school) to another. Speak to us about your situation. Every person is assessed on their own merits and training history.

What is the Australasian Federation of Traditional Karate & Kobudo (AFTK)?

The purpose of the Australasian Federation of Traditional Karate and Kobudo (AFTK) is to promote traditional karate and kobudo throughout Australasia. The AFTK focuses on ethics, technical seminars, workshops and all that is necessary to promote the spread of karate and kobudo in Australasia and to promote friendly beneficial relations between AFTK members. Goshukan Karate Academy is proud to be a member of the AFTK.

What is the Japan Karate Federation?

The Japan Karate-do Federation was established in 1964 to organize and oversee all styles of traditional Japanese Karate. This organisation is part of Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (文部科学省 Monbu-kagaku-shō). It is led by a member of Cabinet who is selected by Japan’s Prime Minister.The vast majority of traditional Goju Ryu organisations are members of the JKF Goju Kai. This organisation seeks to preserve and perpetuate the style of karate that was developed in Okinawa, Japan by Mr. Chojun Miyagi. Goshukan Karate Academy is a member Seiwakai Goju Ryu and therefore a member of the Japan Karate Federation.

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