5th Dan Black Belt - IOGKF - Goju-ryu Karate (the only Australian to have passed multiple tests under the world chief instructor)
Certificate III in Fitness (Fitness instructor) - Certificate IV in Fitness (Personal Trainer)
Certificate III in Business (Adminstration) - Certificate IV in Business (Management)
Sensei David John Lambert (DJ) is a 5th Dan Black belt in the art of Okinawan Goju-ryu Karate-do. Having studied Karate from the age of three, his father and uncle were pioneering country chief instructors in the establishment of worlds largest Okinawan Karate organisation (IOGKF). Sensei Lambert has since followed in their footsteps being the only instructor from our local region to have spent an extended period of time living in Okinawa, Japan - the birthplace of Karate. He has also successfully passed grueling Black Belt grading tests in Japan and has even successfully passed tests alone, in a solo grading, at the International headquarters under the world's chief instructor. Sensei Lambert is the only Australian to have ever done this.
We are very fortunate to have such an in demand Sensei as our head instructor. Sensei Lambert teaches overseas every year and has taught specialty sessions in Canada, England, Scotland, New Zealand and more. He is the only Australian to have ever instructed in Okinawa, Japan at the world Budosai event - the largest training gathering ever held in birthplace of Karate. He has been featured on television in Japan, Russia, UK and on the Australian news. Sensei Lambert has demonstrated Karate on the world stage on numerous occasions.
Today, Sensei Lambert sits on the Australian Executive Committee responsible for the protection of traditional Karate in Australia. He is also an accredited fitness industry professional who provides quality and life changing health and fitness programs in the local area. He is also publications editor for IOGKF International & has written many articles for major publications, including Blitz martial arts magazine.He still practices daily on his own to maintain a high technical standard as he believes the student can only be as good as their teacher and he wants the best for all his students.
Sensei Lambert aims to offer Karate for everyone and welcomes anyone to join his Karate family.
3rd Dan - IOGKF - Goju-ryu Karate Black belt - Taekidokai
Senpai Shenae originally began her training in the Taekido-kai style of martial arts. This style incoporated Karate, Taekwondo and Aikido training. Senpai Shenae rose to achieve black belt status in the art and ran her own club in the area for several years. Many years ago, Senpai Shenae began cross training in Goju-ryu Karate. After discovering the depth of the style, she decided to make it her permanent focus. Today she is a 2nd Dan Black Belt in Goju-ryu Karate and is one of the most talented female Black belts in Australia.
3rd Dan - IOGKF - Goju-ryu Karate 3rd Dan - Goshin-ryu Karate
Sensei David Smithson has over 35 years of martial arts experience. Originally practicing Goshin-ryu Karate he rose to the rank of 3rd Dan ran some of the largest Karate clubs in Sydney. Upon finding Goju-ryu Karate he decided to change styles and is now a 2nd Dan Black belt in the art. He has a impressive tournament career to his name and was also a competitive body builder, being a finalist in the Mr. Australia competition on numerous occasions. Sensei David's commitment and passion towards Karate is obvious at every class he teaches.
1st Dan - IOGKF - Goju-ryu Karate 4th Dan - Karate & Judo
There are not many people in the local area who have had the wide exposure to martial arts as Sensei Eddie Albrighton. With vast backgrounds in Goju-ryu, Karate and Judo, Sensei Eddie is one of the most knowledgeable martial artist in the Southern Tablelands. Now retired from his work, Sensei Eddie passes on his knowledge at the Goulburn Dojo.
2nd Dan - IOGKF - Goju-ryu Karate
Senpai Mitchell joined the Dojo as child in 2008. Since then he has traveled to train all over the world to train in Karate, including Japan, England, Scotland and New Zealand. He is a National champion and a 1st Dan in the art of Okinawan Goju-ryu. He is Internationally recognised and is a very popular instructor within our Dojo's having been a junior assistant instructor to Sensei Lambert many years, learning directly from his teacher. Today Senpai Mitchell is vice head instructor at our Crookwell Dojo.
2nd Dan - IOGKF - Goju-ryu Karate & 1st Dan - Taekwondo
Senpai Jackson joined the Lambert Karate Dojo's many years ago after achieving a 1st degree black belt in Taekwondo. He changed styles to Goju-ryu Karate after sampling a session and finding a complete martial art system. His commitment to training has seen him achieve a 1st Dan in Goju-ryu, become Australia's current National Champion and travel to Japan to learn from the world's most senior masters. Today Senpai Jackson is vice head instructor at the Crookwell Dojo.
1st Dan - IOGKF - Goju-ryu Karate
Senpai Matt has been a member of the Lambert Karate Dojo's for many years. He is a 1st Dan Black Belt in Goju-ryu Karate and regularly attends seminars to maintain his technical skill level and knowledge. Senpai Matt is assistant instructor to our Children's classes, where his own three children practice Karate also.
Certificate IV in Fitness (Personal Trainer), Bootcamp Specialist
Diploma of Nutrition
Fran first became involved in our Dojo in 2011. Today, as highly skilled PT, she acts our Dojo's strength and conditioning coach. Fran runs smaller classes and private session at the Dojo for those looking to improve their overall health, who need to focus on a particular area of their fitness and helps to assess our seniors.
1st Dan - IOGKF - Goju-ryu Karate
Eloise is a quiet and hard working member of the Lambert Karate Dojo. Since beginning her training many years ago, she has made multiple trips to Okinawa, Japan - the birth place of Karate. Today Ellie assists with the instruction of our Children's classes.
1st Dan - IOGKF - Goju-ryu Karate
Bowen began his training at another local Karate school. Upon discovering Goju-ryu at the Lambert Dojo he changed style. He is now a current and multiple time National champion. Bowen assists with children's classes at our Crookwell Dojo.
Junior Black Belt - IOGKF - Goju-ryu Karate
Bethany is a multiple time female National Champion in the AOGKF and has traveled to Okinawa & Tokyo, Japan to study Karate from the Goju-ryu Grandmaster. Today Bethany assists with our Crookwell Grasshopper and Children classes.
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