Online Seminar with Shihan Anthony Ryan 

GKR Karate’s International Director of Coaching, Shihan Anthony Ryan conducted a live, online seminar via Zoom on Sunday 6th September. This 90 minute seminar was followed by a 30 minute Q&A. It is suitable for all ages and grades.

You can purchase a replay of the seminar for $15AUD.


Shihan Anthony Ryan has maintained a remarkable karate-enthusiasm for over 30 years. Pursuing elite coaches in sport-science and sport karate, his karate journey has taken him everywhere including Africa, and many countries across Europe. Just as impressively, through his passion for intense physical training and historical knowledge, he has accrued more than a dozen trips to Japan, Okinawa, and China.   

His dedication has resulted in:

  • 5 GKR Karate World Kumite Titles
  • 6th Dan Black Belt
  • The title of Renshi - Shihan (Master Instructor) 
  • Becoming GKR Karate’s International Director of Coaching

Shihan Anthony highlighted what the class will entail….. 

I've home-trained regularly for many years so I'm used to training in a confined area. I'm excited to be sharing some of my regular drills with everyone and I hope you’ll find the class both exciting and useful for your own home-training.

KIHON: We shall be mixing in some strength and explosive exercises while practicing our Kihon (basics), which ensures we are developing our mind and body together. The goal is to improve technique whilst also increasing speed, power, endurance and mental toughness (karate spirit). We will also cover modified versions of these drills for anyone who has an injury or simply wants to go at an easier pace. 

KUMITE: As combat relies on reacting both correctly and quickly, we shall work on some defensive and attacking reaction drills (higher grades can choose more advanced techniques).

KATA: With a confined space we shall only work on combinations in kata. I shall have everyone work on a couple of chosen combinations, and following this, each student is free to choose any combination from any kata they wish as we shall be working on the physiology behind the moves, rather than the specific techniques themselves.



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