Steve Casserly 6th Dan Shihan

John Tonkin College
Gibla Street Mandurah

Training Sessions:
Mondays and Wednesdays
Juniors: 5:00PM to 6:00PM
Teenagers / Adults: 6:00PM to 7:30PM

Private Lessons are also available on request

Australian Coaching Council


Steve has a wide range of experience in the Martial Arts world:

State AKF WA Coaching Facilitator (2016 – Present)

Nationally Accredited Level II (Silver) Coach (Accreditation card No: 100297)
Nationally Accredited Level II General principles coach,
Past AKF National Judge, State Referee
Past member of the AKF State Coaching panel (1990 – 2007)
Past State Coaching Co-coordinator (1999 – 2007)
AKF State Federation Secretary. (1990 – 2007 and 2011)
AKF (National team) coaching panel 1999 – 2002
National team Kata coach with Max Fabris (Victoria Goju Ryu) World Championships 2001
Working With Children Accreditation

Steve is the instructor for the Mandurah Dojo and President of the South West Goju Ryu Karate Do association and has been for the past 20years. In addition, Steve has held a number of positions at State and National level within the Australian Karate Federation (AKF) since 1990.

Steve’s training commenced in the 1980’s with local instructor Warren Haseldine under the leadership of Alan Burdett (Kyoshi-Shihan, 8th Dan) from the Bunbury Dojo.  Steve has an enormous amount of knowledge and experience in the technical aspects of the Goju Ryu martial art and in Coaching Development having been a coach at State and National level with the Australian Karate Federation (AKF). Steve was also the State Coaching Facilitator mentoring AKF coaches throughout Western Australia.

Mandurah dojo was started in 1978 with Steve taking over instruction in 1990. Student numbers are capped to ensure each student has a safe, challenging and innovative environment to develop in. Having a high level of coaching expertise has allowed Steve to develop a great depth of coaching skill amongst the students. 

The Mandurah Dojo caters for students aged 7 / 8 years to over 65 years; beginners can start at any time. The material taught in class covers the Goju Ryu syllabus. Goju Ryu is characterised by close in fighting/self defence and circular techniques with the addition of ground skills and also you are introduced to the traditional weapons of Okinawa along with knife defense. 

Our training also covers effective Weapons, Partner Flow Drills and Groundwork skills to increase the effectiveness of the Goju material.

Goju Ryu Karate is an Okinawan Martial Art heavily influenced by Chinese Martial Arts. It is therefore a martial art where you are conditioned to the training gradually so your strength, flexibility, confidence and general overall health improve as your skills develop.

Steve has been recognised for his many years service to the Australian Karate Federation, awarded Life Membership and recognised for 30 Years of Coaching at the Mandurah Dojo by the South West Goju Ryu Association.

For those who commence training with us, you will have taken on the responsibility for your own well-being and safety as you don’t expect others to take this responsibility on. Our students provide encouragement and support to help each student relate their training to the outside world and to help each student be the best they can be.

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