Gold Coast Daito-Ryu
Gold Coast Daito-Ryu is a Shibu (branch dojo recognised by Takumakai Japan). Dojo members maintain martial art integrity through strong links to Japan and the Aiki Jujutsu shihan’s in Osaka.
Tweed Heads PCYC is the premier venue for southern Gold Coast Martial Arts. Gold Coast Daito-ryu has been established at the Tweed Heads PCYC since 2005. Private sessions by invitation only, are held at instructor Grant Periott’s private dojo.
Monday 7pm – 9pm (QLD) – Yudansha advanced practice, invitation only – Terra Dojo
Tuesday 6pm – 8pm (QLD time) – Open Class – Tweed PCYC Dojo
Thursday 6pm – 8pm (QLD time) – Open Class – Tweed PCYC Dojo
Costs for Classes
Gold Coast Dokokai (Study Group) began late 2004 at the Tweed Heads PCYC and was officially recognised by Japan in 2005. Gold Coast Study Group instructor Grant Periott is authorised by Takumakai Japan to facilitate the Gold Coast Study Group. Gold Coast Daito-ryu is a Shibu (branch dojo recognised by Takumakai Japan). Dojo members maintain martial art integrity through strong links to Japan and the Aiki Jujutsu shihan’s in Osaka.
Gold Coast Dojo costs are kept low thanks to the Tweed Heads PCYC which provides best practice facilities for members. Payment is a low fee payable on attendance of each class. Other costs include membership of the PCYC and the Australian Jujutsu Association. There is also a small yearly contribution towards the clubs insurance. All instructors are volunteers who are practising and teaching for the love of the art not money.
Costs are as follows:
Cost per Class:
Annual Memberships (approx $45 in total):
PCYC annual $20
Australian Ju Jitsu Association annual student $20
Martial Arts Insurance Contribution Approximately $10
Grading Costs (Payable on successful completion of grading):
Complete Takumakai Aiki Jujutsu Practice manual (available after first grading) $15
Japanese kyu grading recognition and hand made calligraphy certificate (exchange rate dependent) currently $50
Belts and Progression
On average it will take around six years (two sessions a week) to shodan (black belt), which in truth is only the beginning of learning. After shodan, a student is considered to have committed to the journey and in addition to a blackbelt is entitled to wear a hakama (traditional pants).The best way to learn what this art is all about is to practice. Come along and have a go, first lesson free. Contact Grant Periott 0414 180 449
In Takumakai Daito-ryu there are only three coloured belts ; white (up to sankyu the fourth grading), brown (nikyu and ikkyu, the fifth and sixth grading test respectively) and finally black (for all dan grade tests thereafter). Junior classes have different colored belts to seniors and maintain a similar belt system to Judo.
GOLD COAST DOJOPhone:
PCYC Club: (07) 55991714
Grant Periott (CPI): Mobile: 0414180449
Tuesday – 6:00pm – 8:00pm QLD time @ PCYC Tweed Heads
Thursday – 6:00pm – 8.00pm QLD time @ PCYC Tweed Heads
Tuesday & Thursday
6:00pm – 8:00pm
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