Our Club Documents
This is a booklet we give to new students to give them an overview of the style of karate taught under the International Okinawan Goju Ryu Karate Federation (IOGKF). It has been adapted from multiple sources.
This is an introduction to the materials that need to be mastered for the first three grades (10th, 9th & 8th kyu). It is aimed at children but it is hoped that adults might enjoy and or learn something as well. It bears emphasis that one cannot learn karate from written material. At best such material serves as useful reminders and reinforces what you have been taught in the dojo.
The next three grades. The same comments as above apply.
Rules, Guidelines and Recommendations for students
The syllabus we follow can be found here.
Organisations & Clubs
The IOGKFNZ affiliated club in Queenstown Queenstown Karate Club.
Our sister IOGKFNZ club in Dunedin Otago University Goju Ryu Karate.
Sensei John Marrable’s personal web page is here.
There are two Australian IOGKF organisations, the Australian Okinawan Goju-ryu Karate-Do Federation and Okinawan Goju Ryu Karate Australia.
A short lecture on dojo etiquette given by Shihan Morio Higaonna can be seen here. (Highly recommended.)
A short video by Sensei David Lambert (AOGKF) on how to tie an obi (belt) is here.