Founder & Chief Instructor - GKR Karate International

Kancho Robert Sullivan is the Founder of Go-Kan-Ryu Karate (GKR). Kancho Robert is an 8th Dan Black Belt, and has been training in and teaching karate since 1964.

Born in 1947, Robert spent most of his early life growing up in Gosford, New South Wales. At the age of 17, his fascination for karate led him to begin training in the Japanese style of Goju-Kai. Over the next decade he spent most of his time studying 2 of the most prominent Japanese styles of Karate, Goju and Keishinkan (Shotokan). He spent time in Malaysia, Japan and the USA learning and teaching karate.

He returned home to Australia from America in December, 1971 to marry and begin his family. Over the next 13 years Robert gained experience working and starting a number of businesses, but he eventually found himself turning his focus back to his passion for teaching karate. In 1984, with 20 years experience behind him, he started Go-Kan-Ryu karate. His original aim was to build a small karate club, but he soon realised that teaching karate was something that would become his life long vocation

Today Robert Lives in Sydney, Australia and has four children, Matt, Laura, Lee and Toni.

Kancho can be contacted at rsullivan@gkrkarate.com , via the contact form below or alternatively, he is available via Facebook


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