Uncover Your Hidden Strength!

Here at Traditional Karate Bassendean, we help you achieve the physical and mental strength to help you become self defence capable and able to take on any challenge that life throws at you. You will embark on a spiritual journey in pursuit of your martial arts and life goals, with a focus on increasing your real world self defence ability by (Hardening your body) and creating mental toughness through strengthening your mind and spirit.

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Sensei Ben Hutton has over 20 years of experience in Karate and is currently ranked Nidan in Traditional Okinawan Goju Ryu. Training under Sensei Terry Lyon 6th Dan and Sensei Graham Ravey 8th Dan (Head of the TOGKA worldwide), Ben has the detailed knowledge and direct lineage to Chojun Miyagi (Founder of Goju Ryu Karate) that inspires clinical precision in his Dojo. You can be confident you are learning directly from the 'Source'.

"The difference for me with Okinawan Goju Ryu is that it hasn't been watered down and sportified like a lot of touch based modern Karate styles. The hard training and zero compromise on tradition has remained unchanged. And that was what I was looking for... the Karate people used to fear. Sensei Ben is an absolute weapon and I wouldn't choose another teacher"

The Right Place

We train the traditional way on hard wood floorboards. This allows us to strengthen our feet, balance and posture as there is no safety mat to allow sloppy technique. 

We are well located in Bassendean a stones throw from the Train Station in the Bassendean RSL Hall with plenty of parking available.

Genuine Karate Lineage
先生 Sen Sei (Pronounced Sen Say) is not a title that one calls themselves. But rather something a student refers to them as, a teacher or instructor.
Literally translating to Sen (Before) Sei (Life) ‘One who has lived before you’ or in other words one who has knowledge or ‘Lived experience’ you do not yet have.
Our Dojo’s head instructor Sensei Hutton has the following direct lineage to the founder of Goju Ryu.
Sensei Ben Hutton - 2nd Dan
Sensei Terry Lyon - 6th Dan
Sensei Graham Ravey - 8th Dan (Pictured Above)
Sensei Morio Higaonna - 10th Dan (Pictured Above)
Sensei Anichi Miyagi - 10th Dan
Sensei Chojun Miyagi - Founder Goju Ryu

By joining our Dojo you will be part of an unbroken chain of true martial arts greats.
The Right Time

Now is a better time than ever to learn Traditional Okinawan Goju Ryu Karate. The world is changing and new fashions have all but eliminated genuine martial arts styles. With more and more clubs being simply about the sports side there are fewer and fewer true Traditional Dojo's left.

Most people choose the easy quick black belt from softer styles that have lost the standards and essence of the true Karate-Do (Karate Way). 

By joining us you are sharing in hidden knowledge that very, very few people in Western Australia have ever shared.

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The 10 Kyu Levels (4 Coloured belts and 10 Dan Levels (Black Belts)

Okinawan Goju Ryu has only 5 Belt Colours. This is traditionally because the belts would be died from one colour to the next to indicate the ranking of the student.

Originally before the belt system was adopted there were no belt levels in Karate. 

Each coloured Belt has multiple levels called 'Kyus'  which are in decending order 10 - 1

Kyu simply translates to 'Grade or Rank'.

Once a student passes the 1st Kyu (Brown Belt) they then grade as a 1St Dan Rank (Also known as Showdan).


White Belt

Begin your journey with White Belt Kyu 10 -8.

Yellow Belt

Continue your journey with Yellow Belt Kyu 7-6.

Green Belt

Continue your journey with Green BeltKyu 5-4.

Brown Belt

Continue your journey with Brown BeltKyu 3-1.

Black Belts

Continue in Black Belt rankings 1st - 10th Dan.

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You can check out the direct line lineage by clicking on the profiles of the images below...