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ACT Dojo of Takahashi-ha no Ryūkyū - Shuri-te Karate-do

The ACT Canberra Dojo is a Shibu - Registered Branch Dojo of the Takahashi-ha no Ryūkyū - Shuri-te Karate-do Oceania.

The traditional Canberra dojo of Takahashi-ha no Ryūkyū - Shuri-te Karate-do; was first established in 1985 by; Garry O'Connor - Hanshi our principal instructor. After he returned to Australia, and opened up the first traditional dojo in 1980 in South Australia, prior to this our school of traditional martial arts was established in New Zealand in 1962. The Hombu Dojo Japan, was established in 1953 by; OSensei Takahashi - 10th Dan Soke.

Today The Canberra Dojo is under the supervision of Istok Tanevski Sensei who is the certified Canberra Dojo-Cho; and the appointed representative in Canberra and New South Wales, of Garry O'Connor Hanshi - Judan - 10th Dan, The Principal Instructor - examiner for Oceania.

"Koryu -Old School of Budo Karate Do, continuously providing a high standard of instruction in traditional martial arts in Canberra for the past 30 years."

"Celebrating our 30th Anniversary in 2015."

"New Members are always welcome."

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ACT Dojo of Takahashi-ha no Ryūkyū - Shuri-te Karate-do location Map
Telopea Park Bi National School Hall
30 - 32 New South Wales Cresent
Canberra, ACT-2600
Phone: 0421902127

Martial Art Styles

The following Martial Arts Styles are offered at ACT Dojo of Takahashi-ha no Ryūkyū - Shuri-te Karate-do:

  • Karate
  • Kobudo
  • Kojo Ryu Koshin Kan
  • Ryu Kyu Shuri Te.

Programs & Class Schedule

Dojo Location: "The Telopea Park Bi National School Hall"

New Students Welcome; 12 years and above.

Traditional Okinawan ( Ryu Kyu) Shuri Te Karate Do Class Times:

Tuesday:7.00 pm to 9.00 pm

Thursday : 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm

Weekend training availible.

The Dojo was first opened in late 1985, by Garry O'Connor Hanshi, To-date the Dojo has continuously operated in Canberra, for 31 years providing a high standard in teaching traditional Okinawan Karate Do to the community of Canberra. Where it is well respected as a most traditional dojo of Okinawan Karate Do. Preserving the cultural heritage of it's founders and the integrity of it's members.

Please Contact:Robert Franco - Certified Dojo Sempai:

Email Enquiries:

Mobile:0421 902127

Michael Franco Sempai: mobile: 0401 559850

Affiliation - Cultural Heritage 所属と文化遺産

We are honoured to hold current registration with the The International Okinawa Karate Do – Kobudo and Nihon Budo Federation Japan.

Please Note; gradings are certified from Honbu Dojo; All Instructors are registered and their grades certified. All graded students are registered through Honbu Dojo.

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