Taira sensei has come and gone in a whirlwind visit to the Gold Coast to run a seminar at Southern Cross Martial Arts on the weekend of the 3rd and 4th of June 2017.
Congratulations to everyone who graded successfully on Sunday. Our own sensei Damien graded to 6th dan renshi in Okinawan Goju Ryu. Congratulations to sensei Bryson Keenan for 8th dan kyoshi, and to Paul Tomassini, Steve Nedelkos, Pete Keogh and Sinn Chew to 6th dan renshi as well.
A fabulous weekend of training and camaraderie. Thanks to everyone who came and made it that way.
We had our biggest turnout yet with 40 participants coming from all over Australia; and one from Indonesia too. All of the participants were from dojo’s affiliated with Taira sensei’s Okinawa Goju Ryu Kenkyukai this time around, and ranged from white belt up to 7th dan. Many of the participants had in excess of 30 years of training under their proverbial belts.