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.