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The girls are tougher than the boys during winter

It was a cold July Only the girls made it to the 7am training sessions during the coldest weeks of winter. They were also the only [...]

By | July 31st, 2014|Sydney|0 Comments

A grading, some videos and a boxing lesson

June was a busy month. We had a grading presentation, our website commenced its overhaul and we jumped in the ring with some boxers. 8th Kyu Grading [...]

By | June 30th, 2014|Sydney|0 Comments

Would a Karate student survive a Boxing match?

Cross training was strongly discouraged in our dojo during the last part of the 20th century, so our experience of other martial arts, or any form [...]

By | June 17th, 2014|Sydney|1 Comment

The old Cairns dojo get back in touch

Students from the past, again At the start of the month we were contacted by Darren Garth. Darren is a Shodan who trained at the [...]

By | May 31st, 2014|Sydney|0 Comments

That first year went past almost as quick as my Gyaku-Zuki

Our first year back The aim of starting the dojo was to re-establish a Sydney based presence for Chidokan. I think our first year achieved that. [...]

By | May 7th, 2014|Sydney|0 Comments

Autumn 2014 Gasshuku – Rigorous training

To hear Soshi's announcement that the focus of this Gasshuku was rigorous training was a clear indication that we were in for some seriously hard [...]

By | April 27th, 2014|Uncategorized|3 Comments


Four students were awarded their grading certificates this month.  Bryan, Santina and Jamie were all awarded their 9th Kyu and Terry was awarded his 5th [...]

By | March 31st, 2014|Sydney|2 Comments

Uchi Uke

The challenge for this month was the introduction of Uchi Uke into our Kihon exercises as well as to explore the Kata that include it. [...]

By | February 28th, 2014|Sydney|0 Comments

Age Uke

The first lesson back for the year started at 7am on a Monday morning and there was a great turn out.  The theme for January [...]

By | January 31st, 2014|Sydney|0 Comments

Christmas time

As Christmas approached I expected class sizes to get smaller but I was wrong. Students kept to their normal routine and some even came to additional [...]

By | December 31st, 2013|Sydney|0 Comments
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