Wu-Sho Karate was developed in 1983 by Basil Goura (Australian Cruiser Weight professional kickboxing champion at that time) and Ron Kippa (3rd Dan Shotokan) who were interested in adding more powerful kickboxing techniques to Basil's style of Wu-Su karate. Basil trained in Wu-Su, Kyokushinki and boxing thru the 70's and 80's.
Daryl Harris, (Owner of Energize) trained with Basil in Wu-Su and was also coached by him during this training period.
Under the guidance of expert instructors like Basil, Ron, Andrew Patterson (Budo Kan), Grahame Geary (Kyokushinki) our students reap the benefits of having some of the most experienced tuition that is available worldwide.
With regular visits and access to instructors like Wal Bently (boxing) and Steve Shepeard (international kickboxing) our gym has flourished.
Daryl Harris went on to 1st dan black belt in 1983 and 1st Dan Wu-Su in 1987, also obtaining 2nd Dan in Wu-Sho in that year. Daryl has competed in Karate, Kata and weapons demonstrations from the late 1970's.
With experience in non, semi and full contact karate he and his students have won many awards, at local and state championships.
Wu-Sho was designed as a kickboxing style first and foremost, with extremely powerful selfdefence techniques for swift results.
Many students in karate have difficulty with injuries, so during Daryl's studies he went on to complete the ACHPER fitness leaders course in the 1980's. This immediately reduced the injury rate, by always including effective warm-up and stretch routines.
In conjunction with traditional Wu-Sho karate we also offer separate weapons training.
*Kids karate 6-12 year old's taught separately to 13 year old's and over.
Wu-Sho head instructor Daryl Harris is an accredited Instructor under MAIA (Martial Arts Institute of Australia) member MA1487
Our small classes continue to grow with several new students, all welcome and doing very well! As we head to a grading in late July many on track, learning and training hard, Keep up the good work guys!
Our Kickboxing classes are growing steadily with several youg ladies getting a great workout, shaping their bodies, along with losing weight. Kickboxing gives both a great cardio and strength workout, but also works on a simple yet powerful self defence system that anyone can learn and have fun with at the same time.
Our mixed-age Karate class is growing strongly, so come along with your children and learn a great Self Defence discipline, have fun and learn together. Family discounts available! See our price list.
During the 1st week of August we held a catch-up grading, as many junior students are now at the stage of being between grades and not quite ready for their next belt so we have introduced a Tips system, like so many other schools and the Jui-Jitsu system.
So it gives me great pleasure to announce:
- Charlotte Nash - Blue belt - One tip
- Gavin Young - Green belt - Three tips
- Greg Adams - Green belt - Three tips
- Ken Young - Green belt - One tip
- Sam Kelly - Green belt - One tip
Very well done to all, this confirms your continued improvement. Even if you don't always see it, I do. Keep up the great work.