At CCGK we teach Traditional Goju Ryu ('Hard-Soft' Style) - one of the oldest and most popular forms of Karate originating from Okinawa and mainland Japan.
We are part of the INTERNATIONAL KARATE-DO GOJU-KAI ASSOCIATION (IKGA) which first opened Dojos in Australia over 50 years ago. We have direct lineage to the founding Yamaguchi family through our Australian-based Shihan, including Paul Starling Hanshi; Brian Mackie Hanshi; Mark Burton Shihan (Retired) and Rick Burton Shihan. We belong to the GOJU KAI KARATE DO SYDNEY INCORPORATED Club. (see our various websites - here).
Our two fabulous Dojos (Training Halls) are in Wamberal and Kincumber with the former first opening its doors over 30 years ago.
We form part of the Club's network of Dojo's in the Greater Sydney Region, so anyone from the Central Coast can train at any Club Dojo.
The Goju Kai Karate Do Sydney Inc Club is our founding body, Kincumber and Wamberal are constituent dojo's of the Club, and those who train with us do so either as members of or visitors to the Club and are subject to the Club's constitution - click here.
There are many IKGA affiliated dojo's throughout Australia and the rest of the World. For the website of the official Japanese IKGA headquarters (Hombu Dojo) see http://gojukaikaratedo.com/.
People learn Martial Arts for many reasons: some as a job requirement; others for self-defence and to be better equipped to deal with what life throws at them; some study the Martial Arts for cultural reasons such as understanding the Japanese traditions and philosophies, or for the preservation of ancient fighting systems such as Karate and Kobujutsu. Whatever the reason, training at CCGK also brings many other benefits including:
. Fitness, Flexibility, Strength, Speed and Power
. Toning up and weight loss
. Fun... Karate is the most fun you can have on two legs!
. Tactical awareness
. Improved memory and mental agility
. Stress relief after a hard days work or study
. Making new friends (many Karateka become life-long friends), there are also opportunities to train and make friends overseas
. Effective 'Self Defence' taught in a safe and controlled environment with semi contact techniques
CCGK can help you achieve your goals whether you are a total beginner or have trained in Martial Arts before and would like to try again.
We cater for students from the age of 13 including, teenagers and adults. We also welcome families who would like to train together.
For more information send us a message, call our mobile number (0417 697 096) or pop into one of our Dojos on training night and give it a go! (check out our class schedules and our 'First Lesson Free' special offer) - you will be pleased that you did. Our Sensei are dedicated to teaching quality Martial Arts and will tailor their classes to suit the individual needs of each student. You will find our rates extremely cheap with the added bonus of "NO CONTRACTS" :-)
Bring a friend along if you can - the presence of a familiar face is always reassuring and will help you settle in - also tell them about our 'First Lesson Free' offer.
Collectively, our Central Coast Sensei have over 50 years experience in the Martial Arts. They are very passionate about Karate and teach to a very high standard. Come to one of our sessions and see for yourself.
Roy Meadow Sensei - 2nd Dan
Roy Meadow Sensei (2nd Dan Goju-Kai) first started Karate training in the UK back in 1978 and was graded 2nd Dan in 1983 in what was an early mixture of Okinawan and Japanese Goju Ryu.
After emigrating to Australia in 1998 and an absence from Martial Arts due to work and family commitments he commenced his Goju-Kai Karate training at the Wamberal Dojo in 2010 under Mark Burton 6th Dan Renshi Shihan (previous NSW Chief Instructor) and was graded 1st Dan Goju-Kai in 2013. It was soon after this that he founded 'Kincumber Goju Karate School'. He was subsequently promoted to Nidan-Ho in September 2018 and Full Nidan in October 2020.
Roy Sensei also studies in the art of Ryukyu Kobujutsu Hozon Shinko Kai (Okinawan Weapons) and enjoys teaching Hojo Undo (Supplementary Exercises) such as Chi-Ishi to his regular students and is probably the only teacher in the Central Coast to do so (click here for free copy of his Chi-Ishi Training ebook - enjoy!).
His other accreditations also include, Working with Children Check, Senior First Aid Certificate; NCAS Government-recognised Instructor [National Coaching Accreditation Scheme]; COVID Safe Martial Arts Instructor
John Alderding Sensei - 3rd Dan
John Alderding Sensei (3rd Dan Goju-Kai) is the CCGK Head Instructor.
He first trained in Tai Kwon Do in the 70’s. After a brief break joining Goju-Kai Karate, Sydney, under Paul Starling Hanshi in the early 80's. He attained Black Belt in 1989 and in 1999 was promoted to 3rd Dan Sensei.
After a brief trial of other Shotokan based styles in 2010 he returned to Goju-Kai Sydney.
In 2019 he moved to the Central coast where he likes to teach effective techniques that can work in a self defense situation.
His other accreditations include, Working with Children Check, Senior First Aid Certificate and is an NCAS Government-recognised Instructor [National Coaching Accreditation Scheme]; COVID Safe Martial Arts Instructor
Click on the following links to learn more about our Sydney group and the bigger IKGA Organisation:
International Karatedo Gojukai Association (IKGA):
Karate Do Goju Kai Sydney:
GOJU KAI NSW Sydney:
GOJU KAI WA Perth:
GOJU KAI VIC Mentone:
GOJU KAI SA Adelaide:
GOJU KAI NSW North Coast:
Ryukyu Kobujutsu Hozon Shinko Kai:
"The Society For Promotion And Preservation Of Ryukyu Classical Martial Arts"