Kids & Adults Karate
Classes in Carrara / Gold Coast

What Is 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)

Why learn Karate?

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.

What Karate Courses do we Provide in Carrara / Gold Coast?

Mondays Juniors Class 5-10 years is now 5.00-5.45pm followed by
Advanced Juniors,Teens and Adults Class 6.30-8.00pm.
Casey Hall St Vincents School 22 Fairway Drive Clear Island Waters

Wednesdays 6.30-7.30pm Advanced Juniors,Teens and Adults Class
Gold Coast PCYC 180 Monaco Street, Broadbeach Waters

Saturday morning Classes will continue at Pratten Park 177 Old Burleigh Road Broadbeach
Juniors Class 8.00-8.45am
Advanced Juniors,Teens and Adults Class 9.00-10.30am

Why Goshukan Karate Academy?

Why Goshukan Karate Adults Academy
  • A welcoming, family-friendly environment, instructors and culture that makes our Academy a highly regarded school in the martial arts community.
  • Introductory level martial arts training suitable for all age and ability levels.
  • Train and grade all the way to Black Belt and beyond!
  • Complete flexibility with access to class times to suit you and your schedule so there’s no excuses!
  • State of the art facility, affiliated with the NSW and Australian Karate -Federation (AKF) and the Japan Karate Federation (JKF) GojuKai.


Frequently Asked Questions

What times are the classes?

How much will it cost after the offer expires?

Do you offer family discounts?

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?

How long will it take for me to get to Black Belt?



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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