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Kan-geiko 2013

Posted by Sensei on July 17, 2013 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (2)

Over the weekend (Friday 12th - Sunday 14th) Sydney Koryukan hosted our third Kan-geiko at the Guildford Dojo. This year Sensei Bob King of NSW Hombu Dojo (Newcastle) lead our group through Kata Happoren and various applications and technical theories during our Saturday sessions. 

We also invited Sensei Wolfgang Vogel of Seaford Koryukan (Victoria) to lead us through various Bojutsu exercises including Koryu no Kon and our Kumi-Bo drill on Friday and Sunday sessions. 

Kan-geiko has been a great event again this year and I would like to thank everyone that attended for making so. 

We have posted photos from the weekend training and dinner on our Facebook page here: ;

Seniors Training

Posted by Sensei on June 24, 2013 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (0)

During May and June we have trialled Seniors Training Sesions on a monthly basis - Saturday afternoons. Our first two sessions have been very successful and a lot of fun as well as hard work. 

We are greatly looking forward to continuing this new tradition for our Senior grade students and guest instructors. With the Kan-geiko (Winter Training) being held in July, the next Seniors Training Session will be Saturday 10th August at 2:00pm. Our focus in August will be negotiating the "Clinch" and promisses to be a lot of fun.

As noted guests are welcome to attend. Please do call prior and advise your interest and attendance. 

All future sessions are now in the Calendar - see you on the mats!

Autumn Grading

Posted by Sensei on March 24, 2013 at 4:30 PM Comments comments (0)

We had a big turn out and a great day on Saturday, with everyone working very hard to dsiplay high quality technique. Sensei was very impressed at the level of maturity shown by many students, and the perseverance through the long day. 

As ususal our dojo competions, Sparring, Grappling and Judo were full of action and it was certainly great to see the lessons imparted to studnts on display in their techniques. Well done to all cempetitors for your strong spirit and impressive sportsmanship. 

Congratulations to all students on a successful grading, and a big thank you to the parents and friends who were there to support them. 

Here is a quick link to some photos on our Fcaebook page: ;

Update Time

Posted by Sensei on March 19, 2013 at 9:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Hi Everyone,

Its been a while since our last post and there are a few things going on in the Dojo to share!

Autumn Grading is coming up this Saturday 23rd March! Warm-ups commence from 8:30am so don't be late! This grading we will now be presenting Trophies to the winner of each competition as the winner of the Autumn contests. 

International Gasshuku will be held WED 17th - SUN 21st April at Myuna Sports and Recreation Centre. If you are interested in attending our International camp (hosted by Hanshi McCathy 9th Dan) please contact Sensei as soon as possible for pricing and further details. 

Kan-geiko 2013 will be held at the Sydney Koryukan dojo FRI 5th - SUN 7th July for our students and guests. We have asked Sensei Wolgang Vogel (Victoria KU) to be our guest instructor again this year and will be focussing Kata Happoren and more Kobudo! Please Sensei if you will be attending. 

News Update

Posted by Sensei on September 3, 2012 at 8:30 PM Comments comments (0)

There are a numbefr of exciting new things happening at the Sydney Koryukan in the next few weeks and it would be great to see everyone a part of these events:

OLQP Demo - Sydney Koryukan will be doing a demonstration at the Our Lady Queen of Peace scholl Fete on Saturday 8th September 1:00pm. Come down for the demo and stay for the biggest school fete you will ever see. 

Spring Grading - Saturday 22nd September 9:00am sharp

Don't forget to be early for warm-ups, this will be a big grading with a number of students looking for high grades this Spring. 

NSW Gasshuku - the NSW camp will again be held at Myuna Bay Sports and Recreation Centre 19-21 October. Forms are available from Sensei at the Dojo or by email. These camps are a great experience and opportunity to train with many KU students and instructors. 

KICK-A-THON - we will be holding a fundraiser for one of our students Saturday 10th November from 9:00am with a BBQ lunch afterwards. Come down and join in the Kick-a-thon or support the students as they raise money for oe of their peers. 

NEW Classes - we are expanding our Cardio and Yoga sessions to offer more to you! Check out the new time-table on the "Who We Are" tab for updated times and classes. New classes commence as of Monday 10th September. 

Kan-geiko 2012

Posted by Sensei on July 8, 2012 at 11:05 PM Comments comments (0)

We have just finished what has been a great Kan-geiko this year, with our guest Sensei Wolfgang Vogel. This year our focus was Grappling and Kobudo. 

Sensei Wolfgang took the group through Peichin Kumi-Bo and Peichin Kumi-Sai working a number of composites along the way. We also managed to practice Koryu no Sai to round out the Kobudo training. 

Grapling sessions were great fun on Saturday tweaking a number of techniques to in rease our depth of understanding. 

It was great to have so many visitors from other Dojo attend the sesions this year and make new friends, we are looking forward to future events together already. 

I would like to thank everyone for their very positive feedback and sharing the experiences of a great weekend. 

For pictures and more details see the link below: ;

News Update

Posted by Sensei on June 17, 2012 at 11:05 PM Comments comments (0)

A little bit of news for June from the Sydney Koryukan - we are now running our Cardio Kickiboxing classes at 9:30am Monday and Wednesday with extra classes coming soon.

We will also be looking at expanding our Yoga program to three days a week, to be more avaialble for our members. 

So stay tuned as there are number of exciting events and changes coming at the Sydney Koryukan. 

May Update

Posted by Sensei on May 20, 2012 at 3:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Hi Everyone

A quick update for May at the Sydney Koryukan!

Coming up in July we will be holding our second annual Winter Training (6th-8th July) at the Sydney Koryukan Dojo, with guest instructor Wolfgang Vogel from Victoria. Our focus this year will be Kobudo and Grappling, and its looking like a great weekend of training for everyone. Don't miss out grab a registration form from Sensei Darren Viemero as soon as possible and book your place now!

Fight Fit Cardio Kickboxing has begun! We are holding classes on Monday and Wednesday 9:30am - 10:30am, with a view to Fridays in the near the future. These are great classes to develop fitness and technique in a professional learning environment. So come down if your morning are free and feel great while getting fit!

Later this year Sydney Koryukan will be looking at conducting a number of demonstrations and be holding a kata seminar for one of our sponsors, so stay tuned for further information to come!

Special Guest from Germany

Posted by Sensei on May 20, 2012 at 3:05 AM Comments comments (0)

This month we have been fortunate to be hosting Dinah Kretschmer 2nd Dan from KU in Germany! Dinah is staying in Australia for an extended holiday and training at the Sydney Koryukan for the next two weeks. 

Dinah will bring a wealth of knowledge, particularly in Bojustu, to the Dojo and it will be great working with her during her stay! 

Gasshuku 2012

Posted by Sensei on April 23, 2012 at 3:00 AM Comments comments (0)

This year the International Gsshuku was held at Myuna Bay Sports and Recreation Centre, and was the greatest camp we have had to date. It was an excellent experience to work with so many instructors and peers from around the world, making new friends and gaining invaluable insights to Koryu Uchinadi.

Hanshi as usual was on fire all five days, and continued to amaze everyone with his depth and knowledge of technique. 

This NSW KU has been very successful, acquiring new skills to take back to the respective Dojo, but also with the following grading results:

Sensei Bob King 5th Dan

Sensei Darren Viemero 3rd Dan

Daniel Giovannini 2nd Dan

David Beattie 1st Dan

Steve Moore 1st Dan

Special thanks to all the senior instructors of Koryu Uchinadi for all the assistance during Gasshuku - Osu. 

We have uploaded a number of pictures from the five days of training, so stop by for a look. 


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