About


About
We are a traditional karate club practicing  authentic Japanese Goju Ryu, which is one of the four main karate styles in the world today.  We are a member of Seiwakai Japan and Japanese Karate Federation Gojukai.


Our classes focus on developing people with confidence, effective self-defence abilities, leadership, respect & humility.  These life skills flow through to students becoming positive members in family, community and vocation.  As well as life skills, within our dojo students make friends, develop fitness & health.

Instructors (Sensei) are trained and graded in Japan. The Chief Instructor and Senior Instructor train annually with Japanese Masters ensuring that what is taught in our dojo ascribes to the same techniques and standards as that in Japan. The Chief Instructor and Senior Instructor are supported by a group of Instructors who are Japanese graded Black Belts dedicated to helping each student find their personal best selves.

Our karate is suitable for girls and boys minimum 6 years of age, teenagers and adults, both men and women of all ages and abilities.
 
Interested in joining?
You are welcome to view any of our classes and encouraged to participate in a FREE TRIAL CLASS
Send us an inquiry on our Contact page,   or email harveybaldwyn@outlook.com or simply give us a call M: 0455 557 134

Class Details


JUNIORS

Regular Class Times are during the Southern Cross Catholic College (SCCC) School Terms. During Term breaks classes run at a lesser frequency. These are advertised on our Facebook Site. https://www.facebook.com/Kenrenkan/ Private lessons are available at a time and place that suits you. Contact Harvey Baldwyn Sensei 0455 557 134 for further details of classes.

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TEENAGERS AND ADULTS

Regular Class Times are during the Southern Cross Catholic College (SCCC) School Terms. During Term breaks classes run at a lesser frequency. These are advertised on our Facebook Site. https://www.facebook.com/Kenrenkan/ Private lessons are available at a time and place that suits you. Contact Harvey Baldwyn Sensei 0455 557 134 for further details of classes.

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FAMILIES

Families are welcome to train together at all of our classes. Contact Harvey Baldwyn Sensei 0455 557 134

SEMINARS

Seminars are run throughout the year. Once you have been training for a sufficient time you are also eligible to train at seminars under Japanese Masters both in Australia as well as Japan. We are able to provide advice regarding travel, accommodation etc in attending national and international events.

OTHER LOCATIONS

Kenrenkan is associated with other club dojo's in other suburbs, states, and countries. If wishing to continue your training whilst travelling or relocating contact Harvey Sensei for further details of classes at these locations.

Instructors


All Instructors are Japanese graded.

Harvey Baldwyn Sensei

Chief Instructor

Following an extensive period in sports karate competing in Australia, UK, and Japan achieving national titles Harvey has for many years pursued deeper understanding of traditional karate. Harvey trains under Japanese masters annually travelling throughout Japan to gain understanding and knowledge from the arts roots. This includes the important development of students character.

Fiona O’Neill Sensei

Senior Instructor

Fiona started in Goju Ryu as a teenager. She has trained with a wide range of elite instructors Internationally and within Australia, resulting in a highly refined technique and a deep knowledge of the art. Fiona takes special interest in positive development of girls and women through karate.

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Barry Roberts Sensei

Instructor

After commencing his martial arts journey in judo Barry shifted to karate for which he displays enormous passion as demonstrated by his 20 years teaching the art to others.

Warren Buzza Sensei

Instructor

Warren has over 20 years karate experience. Commencing his karate journey in Shito Ryu and following mixed styles is now firmly based within Goju Ryu.

Andy Stuttard Sensei

Instructor

Following several years karate training in the UK Andy continued training in Australia and has a solid understanding of the art which he enjoys sharing with like minded students following their own karate journeys.

Fiona Stuttard Sensei

Instructor

Fiona’s passion for karate is conveyed to all students in the class and her character provides fun whilst her strong will to develop provides a great example of achievement through effort.

Jonathon O’Neill Sensei

Instructor

Jonathon started training as a 5 year old and following a break recommenced in his teens, recently grading to 1st Dan black belt in Japan under the scrutiny of several highly ranked examiners.

Tayla McGrath Sensei

Instructor

As a teenager recently finishing school Tayla provides a positive role model for younger students especially girls. Tayla time manages karate with work, university studies and operates a small business.

Contact


Dojo (training hall) is located at Scarborough on the Redcliffe Peninsula

  • 304 Scarborough Road, Scarborough, Queensland, Australia
  • Mailing Address: 18 Heathwood St Taigum, QLD 4018
  • 0455 557 134
  • harveybaldwyn@outlook.com
  • Monday’s 4:45PM - 5:45PM & 6:00PM - 7:30PM Thursday’s 4:45PM - 5:45PM & 6:00PM - 7:30PM Saturday’s. 10:30PM - 12:00Noon See Class Details for individual class times. School Holidays have a revised timetable. See our Facebook page for details. Closed Public Holidays

Testimonials


Carolyn:Mother

Pat has grown as a person since joining just over a year ago and we look forward to the next year

Carolyn

Peter and Andy:Parents of Rivar and Eva. Peter also trains

Watching our two children, Rivar and Eva grow in life, with skills and capabilities learnt from Karate over the last 4 years has been a fantastic and rewarding experience for us as parents. Their characters have developed from shy to focused and humble individuals. The Instructors at classes take a personal interest in all students and their overall development, for us as parents it’s about the longer term journey knowing our children are becoming more confident, and socially resilient young adults. And yes Peter (Dad) trains with them!!

Peter and Andy

Paul Coleman Kyoshi:Oxford Karate Academy

I’m extremely pleased to see Harvey now running another dojo in support of Seiwakai in Australia. I’ve been fortunate to share time with Harvey and Fiona whilst they’ve been in Japan. Lovely folks and totally committed to teaching Goju Karate. Best wishes for a successful dojo, Paul Coleman Kyoshi 7th Dan All Japan Karate-Do Seiwakai 7th Dan Japan Karate Federation Gojukai

Paul Coleman Kyoshi