Stephenson Health & Fitness

Karate Training

Started in 1979 at Ashfield, Sydney I have progressed through to Black Belt in 3 years before opening my first Karate Academy at Ambarvale, Campbelltown. in 1986 moved to a new home at Rosemeadow Public School and have been teaching classes there since then. In 1989 though I have asked my instructor for some guidence, he suggested that I train with his teacher in Tokyo, Japan. I did meet up with Shuji Tasaki 8th Dan from Gojuryu Karate do Seiwakai and the new Journey began. Through the 90s I was an active member of NSW Karate and Australian Koshiki where I won Kata Bunkai contest in Tokyo, Japan 1994. Through Shuji Tasaki Hanshi I worked with many instructors through the All Japan Karate do Federation Gojukai and am a founding member JKF Gojukai Australia 1991 in Adelaide. Retired from competition in 2005 at the age of 45. Decided to help build Gojuryu Karate Do Seiwakai so others could get the benefit from Japanese tuition with bringing Shuji Tasaki Hanshi to do Seminars in Brisbane and Sydney. I still train in Karate and fill my days with people that want to meet their goals, with weight lose and fitness training.

My Full Quedentials

President and Chief Instructor for Goju Ryu Karate do Seiwakai Australia
Chief Instructor, Karate Academy of Japan Goju Ryu
Past President, JKF Gojukai Australia
7th Dan, Kyoshi Shihan, Gojuryu Karate do Seiwakai – August 2017 6th Dan, Renshi Shihan, JKF Gojukai – Oita Japan 2015
2nd Dan ,Okinawa Kobudo Federation

QUALIFIED (Fitness Australia) Personal Trainer, Cert 3 & 4, ACPE Academy

Started Karate 1979 with Karate Academy of Japan Goju, Ashfield under Keith Hill Shihan 5th Dan Gojuryu Karate do Seiwakai. Now, training directly under Seiichi Fujiwara Hanshi 8th Dan (Shuji Tasaki 9th Dan Hanshi RIP) of Gojuryu Karate do Seiwakai.
Glenn won a WKKF World Kata Bunkai Champion title in 1994 Tokyo, Japan. Now, Head Instructor for Gojuryu Karate do Seiwakai Australia teaches most nights, Through the All Japan Karate Federation Gojukai has trained under the best of Japans’ JKF Goju Kai masters include Shiomi Shihan, Maiyama Shihan, Maigawa Shihan, Tada Shihan, Fujiwara Shihan, Tasaki Hanshi and Lipinski Shihan since 1989 has had regular trips to Japan has developed and honed the skills that have been taught to him. Goju Ryu develops close in fighting skills that other sports style karate fighters are looking for it has both Karate and Jutsu involvement with the higher Dan level techniques. To find a good coach is the key Shuji Tasaki Shihan was the best and Fujiwara Shihan has developed his coaching through the guidance of a great master that devoted his life to his love for Karate, I enjoy my Karate and like to invite others to train and learn from my experience.