The AOGKF hosts several training camps (Gasshuku) and tournaments each year. In addition to this AOGKF hosts and participates in International events for IOGKF International.

March 2019


March 17, 2019 - Crookwell, NSW

The 2019 AOGKF NSW State Gasshuku will be held in Crookwell, NSW on March 17th. This one day Gasshuku with an afternoon optional specialty seminar will feature instruction from the AOGKF Executive committee and other invited guest instructors. Registration will open in late January 2019.  The NSW State Gasshuku has a long history of being one of the AOGKF's most popular events. There will be all grades, black belt and specific group training sessions for all involved with a BBQ lunch also available. Registration will open soon!

May 2019


May 24-25, 2019 - Canberra, ACT

The Annual AOGKF Black & Brown Belt Gasshuku will begin on the evening of Friday May 24 with our Dojo instructors only Gasshuku and dinner. Saturday May 25 will see our Black & Brown Belt Gasshuku run from 8:30am-1:30pm. Following this will be our annual Black Belt Grading test and Black & Brown Belt dinner and presentation. The instructors for this event will be Sensei Joe Roses (7th Dan), Sensei Kevin Nash (6th Dan) and Sensei David Lambert (4th Dan). 

Registration will open in March 2019.

July 2019


Master Morio Higaonna - 10th Dan

July 27 - August 4

The IOGKF World Budosai, scheduled for 2020 has been brought forward to July 2019 to coincide with the 40th anniversary for IOGKF International. The event will include 5 days of training from the Worlds best IOGKF Sensei, including Master Higaonna. There will also be a masters demonstration and several parties, tours and social events. AOGKF group booking packages will be available soon!

November 2019

2019 AOGKF National Gasshuku & Friendship Tournament

November 1-3, 2019 - Orange, NSW

Featuring: Sensei Kazuo Terauchi - 9th Dan - IOGKF Japan

Due to the IOGKF World Budosai trip to Okinawa, the AOGKF will combine it's two largest annual events into a massive weekend. AOGKF Orange, under the leadership of Sensei Geoff Tait, will host both the 2019 AOGKF National Gasshuku and 7th annual AOGKF Friendship Tournament over the course of three days. Special guest for this event will be Sensei Kazuo Terauchi, 9th Dan Black Belt and former all Japan tournament champion. He will be accompanied by Sensei Joseph Tait - 6th Dan, who has lived and breathed Karate in Japan for over 20 years. A Black and Brown Belt Gasshuku will held on November 1st, an all grades Gasshuku on November 2nd and the AOGKF annual friendship tournament on November 3rd.

2019 National Gasshuku Preview

November 2020

2020 AOGKF National Gasshuku

November 6-8, 2020 - Goulburn, NSW

Featuring: Sensei Tetsuji Nakamura - IOGKF World Chief Instructor.

The world's foremost authority in Okinawan Goju-ryu Karate will travel to Goulburn in November of 2020 to lead our National Gasshuku. Nakamura Sensei is the heir to Goju-ryu Karate in the direct line to the founder, Master Miyagi. The Goulburn Gasshuku of 2018 was an enormous success and the organising team will be out to top their efforts when they welcome the world Master to Australia in 2020. Don't miss this opportunity to train with the best instructor in the world in some of the best facilities in the world!

2020 AOGKF National Gasshuku Preview

October 2021

IOGKF World Gasshuku & Kata Tournament

The biggest IOGKF event in the world

AOGKF will host the IOGKF World Gasshuku and Tournament in Canberra with the following Sensei having confirmed their attendance: Sensei's Tetsuji Nakamura, Kazuo Terauchi, Ernie Molyneux, Henrik Larsen, Pervez Mistry, Luis Nunes, Jorge Montiero, Roy Flatt, Joe Roses, Gene Villa, Linda Marchant, Torben Svendsen and Gustavo Tata. This is the largest IOGKF event held in the world and over 30 countries have expressed their interest in attending. For more information visit: