Teenage Programs

Junior Program

Our Junior system is a fantastic way to get any 12-15 year old active in martial arts and to develop their self confidence, self respect and self growth. Our Junior system is an add on to our Pee-wee curriculum meaning pee-wee students can progress into the system rather than starting again and that newcomers can develop their skills before progressing to the next grade system. The entire Goju-ryu curriculum is taught to these students, however they are only tested on the fundamentals as they build strength, knowledge and confidence in their Karate skills.

The junior system teaches traditional, but practical self defence techniques, preparing young adults for a wide range of scenarios. The fundamental aspects of the junior system is to teach these young men and women the value of avoid conflict and the confidence to set an achieve the goals in a way that promotes a high work ethic. This system a great way to build a basic, but effective martial arts knowledge quickly and efficiently that will then take a deeper and traditional based path.

Juniors are eligible right for their first lesson to attended AOGKF training camps and seminars, participate in our annual friendship tournament and are welcomed into our Karate family as welcome additions. Come and visit one of our Dojo’s today, speak to our instructors and see what other members have to say about Goju-ryu Karate today.

Cadet Program


Cadet Karate classes are for those aged between 15-17 years of age, or for those Junior class students who have excelled in their training. The cadet system teaches all the entire adults curriculum to its students, but acknowledges that the body is still growing and developing. Therefore the aim of the system is to prepare students for adult life both physically and mentally by a train hard, train smart approach to all lessons.

Basic weight training is introduced along with of course the addition of goal setting and achieving. Classes are generally only 90 minutes and are offered numerous times through the week to avoid any conflict with and support time for school studies. Our instructors aim to supplement our cadet members higher school studies through Karate training by maintaining a high level of health and care for the body and mind. Practical self defence techniques are paramount and included in each class and members are eligible to attend all AOGKF training camps, seminars, friendship tournaments and social events.

The best way to experience our unique system is to visit one of our centres, speak to the instructors, try or view a couple of classes and speak to other students and their families about why they are involved with us.