Call Us +61 423 267 486 Capalaba Dojo - The Emmaus Centre
St Luke's Catholic Parish School
45 Degen Road, Capalaba, QLD, 4157
Crestmead Dojo - Crestmead PCYC (main hall)
Crestmead Park
Gimlet Street, Crestmead, QLD, 4132



Our Mission

From its humble beginnings in 2013, as Karate Academy Capalaba, Nintai Karate has grown to encompass a strong group of dedicated students. The club is headed by Sensei Amanda Harrison, one of only a small number of female instructors under Gōjū Ryū Seiwakai Australia to head a dojo in Queensland.

The past 8 years have seen the development of three instructors, as well as an assistant instructor, and student numbers at our Capalaba Dojo reached capacity, prompting the expansion to a second location.

In 2022, we opened our doors to the Crestmead Dojo. This exciting venture allows for more training opportunities and the chance to welcome new students to our karate family.

Our story


We opened our doors for the first time as Karate Academy Capalaba, offering 3 classes per week.

We expanded to 4 classes per week with the introduction of separate Junior and Senior classes.

We opened our new tournament training class, taking our total classes to 5 sessions per week.

In 2018, we reached our 5 year anniversary. The popularity of our Senior Class also saw the opening of a second training day and our 6th class.

In 2019, we welcomed our 100th student to the dojo. We also opened our fitness and self-defence class taking our total number of classes to 7.

Our founding students achieved the rank of Shodan (1st Dan Black Belt) and took on the role of instructors.

We opened a further two kumite classes and reached capacity at our Capalaba Dojo.

We renamed our club as Nintai Karate and opened a second location at Crestmead.


Our Instructors

Amanda Harrison
Director and
Chief Instructor

Yondan (4th dan)
Blue Card Accredited
First Aid Certified

Alex de Vries
Head Instructor
(Junior classes)

Shodan (1st dan)
Blue Card Accredited
First Aid Certified

Bonnie Saunders
Assistant Instructor
(Junior classes)

2nd Kyu

People About Us

Great teacher, has a lot of time for developing good karate students. Her knowledge from her karate career is producing fantastic students that are attentive and willing to learn

Glenn Stephenson

Chief Instructor Karate Academy of Japan Gojuryu Australia

Thanks Amanda, I greatly appreciated the training while you were here in Sydney

Chris Peters

I love how much fitter I feel in such a short time

Megan Riley

We particularly enjoy being able to do something active as a family

Bob Sinclair

My niece attends your academy and enjoys it

Sue Campbell

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