Our instructors


SENSEI JOE ROSES - 7th Dan Black Belt

Sensei Joe Roses is Australia's highest ever graded black belt for IOGKF. He is chief instructor for IOGKF in Australia as well as the Australian Okinawan Goju-ryu Karate-do Federation (AOGKF). He regularly teaches seminars all over the world and is one of the most accomplished martial artists in Australia. 

He has practiced martial arts for over 45 years and is along with being a 7th Dan in Goju-ryu Karate, he is also a 2nd Dan in Jujitsu and a 1st Dan in Kyokushinkai Karate. Today Sensei Joe teaches out of his Dojo in Bonython. 


SENSEI KEVIN NASH - 6th Dan Black Belt

Sensei Kevin Nash is a perfect example of the potential of training at the Canberra traditional karate centres. Having joined over 35 years ago, he has risen to the become one of the countries most senior and expert Karate practitioners. Traveling to Japan multiple times per year, Sensei Kevin has been able to spend quality time with Goju-ryu's grand master learning directly from the source.

He has been subjected to rigorous testing in Japan on numerous occasions , passing every time. Today he serves in Australia as the chairman of the AOGKF and teaches out of the Woden Valley Dojo.



Sensei Joseph Wotton is an experienced martial arts who has trained all over Australia. As a 2nd Dan Black belt in Shotokan he joined the Canberra Traditional Karate Centres upon moving the Canberra. The centres are part of the reason he has never left. Changing Karate styles to focus purely on Goju-ryu many years ago, Sensei Joseph has risen through the ranks to become a 3rd Dan Black Belt in the art. 

With a vast experience of two major Karate styles, he is a beneficial instructor for any student regardless of their level or any past experience. Today Sensei Joseph Wotton teaches out of the Gungahlin Dojo.



Sensei Vince Robinson is a 3rd Degree Black Belt in the art of Okinawan Goju-ryu Karate. He has been practicing the art for over 15 years and has been all over the globe to study. His martial arts journey, which began with the Canberra Traditional Karate Centres has taken him all across the globe to learn directly from the styles most senior masters. He is the founder and head of the Martial Arts Collective group of Dojo's operating out of the ACT and NSW locations and his clubs are an official member of the Canberra Traditional Karate Centres.

Today Sensei Vince teaches out of the Kaleen Dojo, but he is a regular attendee at all of our wonderful centres.