Northern Goju Karate

About Us

Located on Level 1 at the 'Laurimar Town Centre', Northern Goju Karate (NGK) offers coaching, tuition and education to students of all ages (from the age of 6 through adult) in traditional 'Goju' fashion with modern-day influences.

Our aim is to continually help students progress effectively through their karate journey in an enjoyable atmosphere, whilst offering excellent knowledge in self-defence strategies and techniques, and to motivate our students to aspire to greater accomplishments.

NGK prides itself on giving our students the best possible training in a friendly and caring environment.

 

About Kyoshi Adrian Delia

Kyoshi Adrian Delia is the Chief Instructor of Northern Goju Karate and is a fully qualified 6th Dan Black Belt Karate Instructor with 32 years of Goju karate experience and 28 years teaching experience. He is an NCAS Level 1 Coach (Nationally Recognised Coach, Accredited by the AKF), and has his Level 2 First Aid. He is also recognised as a certified coach by the MAA (Martial Arts Australia). 

Kyoshi Adrian is praised for his high level of motivational, communication and technical skills in 'Karate', 'Arnis', and 'Ground Awareness', whilst creating a fun and exciting class environment for all to enjoy.

Kyoshi Adrian has instructed many students to the prestigious Black Belt grade, and higher levels, and has also trained many State and National Champions.

Kyoshi Adrian's aim is to pass on his karate knowledge and to continually help students progress effectively through their karate journey in a safe and enjoyable atmosphere, whilst offering excellent knowledge in self-defence strategies and techniques, and to motivate our students to aspire to greater accomplishments in both karate and in their everyday lives.

  

About Sensei Steven Langton

Sensei Steven is a 3rd Dan Instructor at Northern Goju Karate and has a vast history with Goju, being lucky enough to have trained under Kyoshi Tino Ceberano's tutelage (Kyoshi Tino Ceberano studied under Gogen Yamaguchi, and was his successor, bringing Goju to Australia). Sensei Steven provides a world of knowledge and understanding of techniques and technical application. Anyone lucky enough to train with Sensei Steven will appreciate his attitude towards karate and being a karate-ka.

Due to personal commitments, Sensei Steven moved to Canada in 2014, and will be missed by all who were privileged to train with him. Sensei Steven does keep in contact with Sensei Adrian Delia, is always welcome back to the dojo when he returns to Melbourne to visit family and friends. 

 

About Sempai Mohamed Tayeh

Sempai Mohamed is a 2nd Dan Instructor at Northern Goju Karate and has a great outlook on martial arts, the discipline martial arts brings, and an appreciation for the respect and honour associated with karate. He is also a qualified Physio Therapist and has a great understanding of the human body.

Sempai Mohamed is dedicated to excellence and strives for the best always within himself and with every student he teaches, and we are sure that you will appreciate his time and instruction.

 

About Sempai Justin Gillivour 

Sempai Justin is a 2nd Dan Black Belt Instructor at Northern Goju Karate and is a perfect example of what karate can offer to anyone who is willing to work hard.

Sempai Justin started his karate journey under Kyoshi Adrian's tutelage when he was 8 years old and was faced with a physical disadvantage (dwarfism), but with hard work, dedication, perseverance, and a focus on what he needed to do to defend himself, Sempai Justin excelled in all aspects of training.

Sempai Justin has a great understanding of Goju Techniques and has great communication skills and patients. Sempai Justin is also a Secondary School teacher, hence his knowledge in passing on skills and knowledge and his communication skills are amazing. All who have trained under/with Sempai Justin appreciate all he has to offer. 

In the later part of 2020 Sempai Justin will have the opportunity to attempt his 3rd Dan and if/when successful will then be referred to as Sensei in lieu of Sempai. 

Sempai Justin Gillivour is a true testament to being able to achieve anything if you work hard enough at it, and all that train with and under him appreciate and recognise it too!

 

About Sempai Eireen Daskalou 

Sempai Eireen is a 2nd Dan Black Belt Instructor at Northern Goju Karate and always brings a smile to the class. She is a perfectionist and is dedicated to always doing her best.

Sempai Eireen is a serious Tournament contender and competitor, regularly taking home three 1st place trophies at each and every tournament she attends. Her Kata is faultless and executed with precision, and is enjoyable to watch. Her speed, timing and distance in sparring are brilliant.

Sempai Eireen is seen upon as an 'Idol' by many at the dojo and is recognised by all for her technical skill.

  

About Sempai Alannah Conboy   

Sempai Alannah is a 1st Dan Black Belt Instructor at Northern Goju Karate and has trained under Kyoshi Adrian Delia's tutelage since 2012.

Sempai Alannah received her Black Belt in mid 2017 and her 1st Dan in early 2019 .

Her maturity, her professional, her enthusiasm, and her ability to control and communicate with students, coupled with her high level of skill and determination, is truly respected and appreciated, and she is a valuable part of our team. 

 

About Sempai Callum Atwell

Sempai Callum Atwell is highly motivated and energetic Black Belt Instructor at Northern Goju Karate.

Sempai Callum began his training with Northern Goju Karate in 2014 after a move away from his previous karate club, coming to us and being regraded to our syllabus based on what he knew. He was always eager to show his learnt and gained skills, and over the years he has been with us, Sempai Callum has shown much growth and maturity and is now helping with classes and instruction.

Sempai Callum has always competed, and it is because of his competitive nature that many of his accomplishments have been as successful as they are, including State and National Titles. 

 

About Sempai Richard Duff 

Sempai Richard is a Shodan-Ho Black Belt Instructor and has been assisting with Junior Classes since the beginning of 2017, alongside his own training.

Sempai Richard studied Martial Arts (Karate) when he was younger, and returned to Karate training in his adulthood. Whilst he had some skills already, Sempai Richard was open to learning and relearning, and has improved and honed his skills as a practitioner and as a coach, and is a great asset to the dojo.

Sempai Richard received his Black Belt at the end of 2018 and is pursuant to higher grades. In 2020, Sempai Richard will have the opportunity to grade to his 1st Dan. 

Sempai Richard is a great instructor with remarkable form and ability and is always a pleasure to have at the dojo. 

 

About Sempai Marc Nuzzolese

Sempai Marc is a Shodan-Ho Black Belt Instructor and has been assisting with classes from early 2020.

Sempai Mark studied Kyokushin many years ago, and in his adulthood, in early 2017 he took up Goju tutelage at Northern Goju Karate restarting at his White Belt. Over the past years, he has developed and grown into a great karate-ka. 

Sempai Mark received his Black Belt at the end of 2018 and is pursuant to higher grades. in 2020, Sempai Mark will have the opportunity to grade to his 1st Dan. 

  

About Sempai Kaitlyn Cooknell

Sempai Kaitlyn is a Shodan-Ho Black Belt Instructor and assists with classes occasionally (due to her school commitments).

Sempai Kaitlyn received her Shodan Ho (Black Belt) in early 2019, and showed interest in helping others on their journey, and is a delight to have around.

Students respond well to Sempai Kaitlyn, and she often helps students with a one-on-one situation to assist a student if/when struggling, aiding the student to get around the hurdle that may have been causing some frustration. Her soft nature and caring ways help her to achieve this one-on-one progress.  

  

About Sempai Zane Doolan (Assistant Instructor)

Sempai Zane is an Assistant Instructor and assists with Junior Classes typically on Thursday afternoons.

Sempai Zane is a great athlete and is enthusiastic and motivated in assisting others to improve themselves, and is keen to assist and help at the dojo as required.

In the later part of 2020, Sempai Zane will be attempting his Black Belt Grade.

 

About Sempai James Vidos (Assistant Instructor)

Sempai James is an Assistant Instructor and assists with Junior Classes when available.

Sempai James is a great karate-ka and is enthusiastic and motivated in helping others. He is great to have at the dojo helping others and is very proactive when on the mats  (Tatami), helping to correct students as soon as they seem to be struggling or are doing an incorrect technique. 

Sempai James had a terrible bullying scenario as a child (before starting karate) that spanned a period of almost 2 years but was able to change that whole scenario around only a short while after starting his karate journey when he developed a bit more self-confidence, self-esteem, and self-worth. I, Kyoshi Adrian Delia, believe that it was that earlier bullying scenario/event that has given James the drive to excel and be as good as he is as a karate-ka.

In the later part of 2020, Sempai James will be attempting his Black Belt Grade.  

 

About Sempai Elizabeth Detsik (Assistant Instructor)

Sempai Elizabeth is an Assistant Instructor and assists with Junior Classes typically on Thursdays and Saturdays, and if given the opportunity would be assisting at every class.

Sempai Elizabeth was always and is an amazing student and throughout her journey was utilized to demonstrate what was expected from students. There are vivid memories/recollections where we had Elizabeth demonstrating with myself the requirements we need to see in sparring to her group/class/peers and setting a benchmark example to others of what is expected when Elizabeth was just an 8th Kyu).

Elizabeth has always practiced and excelled as a karate-ka and is enthusiastic and motivated in assiting others to improve themselves.

In the later part of 2020, Sempai Elizabeth will be attempting her Black Belt Grade.