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


Seven Hills

3/17 Stanton Road
Seven Hills NSW 2147
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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 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


Frequently asked questions


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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