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Aim:  To develop basic techniques of Karate in a fun and inclusive way

Anyone can join.  (CURRENTLY ON ZOOM) ACTIVE KIDS VOUCHERS ACCEPTED and can be used to pay for registration and GI includes postage and handling during the lockdown and restrictions.

(During lockdown I will only accept donations for the online tuition.  No invoices given)

Sempai Connie is a homeschool family and offers karate  lessons  on zoom on :

Mondays 10.20-10.40 am and

Wednesdays 10.20 am – 10.40 am.

(TRAINING is on ZOOM at the Eagle Vale online DOJO)


FACE TO FACE after lockdown at the Smeaton Grange DOJO:

(discounted price for homeschoolers in face to face classes)

Discounted workshops, 1/2 price registration and free GI only for Homeschool Families to help support this community.  (LIMITED TIME ONLY Terms 1 and 2 only of 2021 at present)

Term  starting date is WEEK  (moved to ZOOM during lockdown)

Current students term fees are  due: (no face to face at present)

Come for a free trial and enrolments are accepted anytime and the price is adjusted for the weeks remaining in the term.

Sponsored by Concettina Gangemi – Nella Luce Studio  (Prices kept low to support  other homeschool families.)


TIME:  10.15 –  11.00 am (Mondays)

LOCATION: Expressions Dance Academy, Smeaton Grange 

25/24 Anzac Ave, Smeaton Grange 2567, NSW



Sempai: Concettina Gangemi

Family group workshops:  beginners to intermediate levels

Spaces Limited 

Please come for a free trial  (please fill out the form before starting) 

Phone: 0478 018 918 

Email: contact@nellalucecreativity.com

 Age range: Students from 4.5 and up  

Special opening price for FACE TO FACE : Current students are encouraged to prepay the 10 week term  by TBC:

$64.00 for a  family with one student including parents who want to train 

 $107.00 family 2 or more students including parents who wish to train.

Casual basis and general public is $12.00 per lesson per student.  

Registration for HOMESCHOOLERS  to KAJ GOJU-RYU Karate Academy is special price of $50.00 per person in the family participating (see enrolment form for more details) This includes a white karate Gi and white belt. (This special offer only applies to the foundational homeschool members only and is for TERM 1 and 2 only)  

Registration for General Public o KAJ GOJU-RYU Karate Academy is $100.00 per person in the family participating (see enrolment form for more details) This includes a white karate Gi and white belt.

Dress: White Karate Gi.  Alternatively you can buy your own white shirt and put the karate badge on it and wear the white pants of your karate Gi with the belt.  Shoes  and bags are left outside the dojo room.

COVID SAFE course.

Concettina Gangemi (Sempai) has achieved  her Black Belt under Shihan Glenn Stephenson, Kaj Goju-Ryu Karate Academy (Bachelor of Education) Singer, Studio Teacher of Art, Craft, Singing, Piano, Music, Drama,  Italian for Beginners via Music and Drama and Action Research Practitioner. Experienced K-6  Primary school teacher.  Studied the Reggio Emilia Approach in Italy REAIE member  

Some possible BENEFITS:

  • Connie’s pedagogy aims to integrate with PDHPE, Mathematics, English, Drama and Science
  • The family can also train at any number of venues throughout Australia that carry the same name (Kaj Goju-Ryu Karate Academy) . They would just have to wear a Karate Gi and pay the training fee for that Dojo. There is no need to pay another registration fee.
  • Safe learning  environment.
  • A chance to explore an understanding of your own body.  What are you capable of?
  • Learn to appreciate your life journey and learn to develop and nurture your true self.
  • Build self confidence and self – discipline
  • Skill development from beginners to intermediate levels
  • A chance to learn about self through own experience.
  • Fun & Interactive opportunities with others
  • Develop some of the creativity qualities such as problem solving, having a go, determination, persistence and motivation.
  • Learn some karate techniques and learn basic katas.
  • Students can apply for assessments and gradings. ( additional fees charged)

Concettina ” Connie” Gangemi (o4317 266 46 contact@nellalucecreativity.com)

Some Terms and conditions listed below.

COVID PLAN will be emailed to you  and please remain home if you are sick or have cold symptoms. 

Scan the QR code when you enter the Dance studio (An attendance APP might be used later TBC)

  1. If a family can’t make a scheduled lesson they might be able to have credit towards  a homeschool music or homeschool sculpture lesson of the same value in the same term. Depends on availability of spots.

  2. If any family member needs to eat they can eat their food in the hallway of the dance studio but in any studio room. NO FOOD in the dance studios, only water bottles.

  3. Siblings under 4.5  will need to wait in the waiting area with a parent (TBC if they can sit in the dojo might not be safe for them)
  4. Only one Dance studio is being used for these workshops  all other rooms are out of bounds.

  5.  Parents are required to supervise their children at all times especially.  No running  at the venue unless it is part of the training program.  All participants need to respect the instructions of Miss Connie.

  6.  If there are any urgent concerns please let Connie know straight away and if they are not please contact her by phone after the workshop.

  7. Give yourself time to park as it might be busy outside.

  8. Follow the DOJO rules – e.g. we don’t use Karate to harm others only for self defence. If parents are choosing to watch their child in the dojo space please keep friendly chatter to each other soft, so the students and teacher can focus on the lesson.
  9. Please seek permission from Connie with regards to taking photos but you can take notes about your child only to put into your own child/children’s home school program.

  10. The families are encouraged to train at other dojos.

  11. The conditions may change after 4th May 2021.

  12. Please like FB page Concettina Gangemi – Nella Luce Studio. 
  13. Please ask  join the homeschool facebook group Makers, Creators and Explorers (the title was designed together with my family and Heidi Peacock’s family. A way to be  kept in the loop about opportunities to create, explore and make in our communities and even a place to communicate about these activities with others.
    © Concettina Gangemi – Nella Luce Studio April 2021 (Not public yet and you will be invited once it is ready)
  14. Please fill out the enrolment form for Karate Academy.