Family Goju Karate

Family Goju Karate-Do was founded in 2015 by Sensei Daniel Samuelsson and his two children, Sensei Bea and Sensei Emily.

As a family Dan, Bea and Em have been teaching since 2009. Sensei Dan has been running Family Goju Karate full time since 2015.

We have four main programs.

Karate Kick Start for three and four year olds

Junior Karate for Primary School children

Family Karate for Teens and the Parents of children who train with us.

Focus First for those with Intellectual Disabilities who are unable to participate in our regular classes.

We also understand that many families have one or more parents that travel for work or live regionally, we have developed online classes run over video conference so parents can keep up training with their kids while they are on site, or kids can keep up their training while travelling or in their lounge. Our entire training program is available online as a reference.

We run specially designed Parent / Child combined classes several times a week in addition to the usual age and experience split of classes.

Our training program is derived from the famous “Goju Ryu Karate-do Kyohan” or “Master Text” written by Sensei Gogen Yamaguchi.

We are very grateful for the support of Kyoshi (Professor) Alex Alt who holds a 7th Dan and conducts our Black Belt gradings and key Kyu level gradings.

Kyoshi Alex is a member of the Australian Martial Arts Hall of Fame and the founder of the Australian Disability Martial Arts Association.

Testimonials

You guys are just amazing! To see Thomas today compared to when he started there is no comparison! So proud to be part of this karate family!

Nicole Williams, Parent

Great instructors, great classes and absolutely loving the new Baldivis Dojo. So fresh, bright and inviting! Highly recommend giving it a go!

Kristy Barnes, Parent

We are so happy we had them join; they have been doing it just over a year now. Dan is a great instructor, he is patient with the kids & provides a fun environment for them to learn & feel safe.

Amy Johnson, Parent

Here’s a short video Sensei Dan prepared for the Occupational Therapists at the Autism Association of Western Australia to show them the structure of our classes.

Testimonials

Sensei Dan is very friendly [and] my son is learning lots about karate.
I’m totally satisfied with what my son have achieved through this class.

Waruna Sanjeewa Epa, Parent

We love our instructors, [they] are amazing people who love their job and they knows how to keep children focused and how to make everything fun.

Tina Parada, Parent

Karate Training for Children

For focus, concentration, discipline and confidence.

Based on traditional Okinawan Goju Ryu taught by Gogen Yamaguchi and Chojun Miyagi your school’s Karate program is specifically tailored to children and teaches them focus, concentration and discipline to build confidence and resilience.

Teaching children is a specialty of ours. We have put a lot of work into developing techniques to keep children engaged in class so they can get the most out of their time with us.

Here’s a short video of Sensei Dan giving an overview of how we keep your kids so engaged in class.

Family Karate Training For Adults and Teens

Our Family Goju Ryu training program is strictly open to teens and Parents of the children who train with us. As a rule we do not accept Adult students who do not have a child enrolled with us.

We teach Okinawan Goju Ryu as taught by Sensei Gogen Yamaguchi. Our focus is on Kata, Bunkai and Self Defence with Kumite especially competition forms as a secondary element.

Our Bunkai is pragmatic and practical with an emphasis on personal safety.

Within our school and it’s broader network we have the experience to create challenging yet achievable programs for everyone regardless of experience or ability.

Sometimes parents will enrol their child in our school because they have always wanted to train Martial Arts or have trained in the past themselves.

We encourage parents who do this to try classes themselves to see if our programs suite them and to understand the training their child in undertaking in greater detail.

Dan, Bea and Emily have trained together for many years in a number of clubs since Emily was four years old and Bea was seven.

We all particularly enjoy combined parent and child classes.

Ultimately, our goal is Kaizen or continual improvement.

Reference Materials

We have all of our grading requirements published on YouTube with additional requirements available for download from this site.

That way if you or you or your student gets stuck with something you don’t need to wait until your next class to figure it out.

We want to encourage out students to be self directed learners and explore the wider world of Martial Arts.

Locations and Times

Baldivis

This dojo is located in the Carnaby Room in the Mary Davies Library and Community Centre, Baldivis at

17 Settlers Avenue, Baldivis WA 6171

Just by the Stockland Shopping Centre, Restaurants, Bars and Cafes.

During the School Term we run in person classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

3:45PM – Karate Kick Start for Three and Four Year Olds

4:15PM – Junior Karate – Beginners

5:00PM – Junior Karate – Intermediate

5:45PM – Focus First

6:15PM – Family Karate – Parents, their Kids and Teens

Please note that classes do not run on public holidays and our timetable is different on school holidays. Please see our School Calendar for full details.

Lakelands

This dojo is located in the freshly built Lakelands Park Community Sporting Facility on

Banksiadale Gate, Lakelands WA 6180

We are in the Main Hall of the main sports building, with carpeted floors and ample parking. The centre is opposite the major Lakelands Shopping centre.

During the School Term we run in person classes on Mondays and Wednesdays.

3:45PM – Karate Kick Start for Three and Four Year Olds

4:15PM – Junior Karate – Beginners

5:0PM – Family Karate, Parents, their Kids and Teens

Please note that classes do not run on public holidays and our timetable is different on school holidays. Please see our School Calendar for full details.

Testimonials

Sensei Dan is very friendly [and] my son is learning lots about karate.
I’m totally satisfied with what my son have achieved through this class.

Waruna Sanjeewa Epa, Parent

We love our instructors, [they] are amazing people who love their job and they knows how to keep children focused and how to make everything fun.

Tina Perada, Parent

Connect With Us

Contact us at 0409 281 515. (Text Messages Please)

Email : office@familykarate.com.au

YouTube : Family Goju Karate

FaceBook Page : https://www.facebook.com/FamilyGojuKarate

FaceBook Group : https://www.facebook.com/groups/FamilyGojuKarate

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Online Classes

To support our students as best we can and allow students to train remotely our classes are also broadcast using the Zoom Video Conferencing system.

 

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