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The Alpine Dojo was first opened in 1998 by Sempai Joe Vrtatic. After humble beginnings at the local school gymnasium, it was located at the Bright Sports Centre, in Gavan Street, using the Aerobics Room. In 2001 Sempai Vrtatic moved to Geelong, and the dojo was taken over by Sensei Geoff Miller, a karateka & dojo operator, who had moved to the North East.

In 2003, the student numbers had grown sufficiently to look for bigger premises, and thanks to student Andrew Hall, a purpose built facility was established in Porepunkah, in 2003. After 15 years at this address, the Dojo expanded to run from 3 venues Bright Sports Centre, Porepunkah Public Hall, and Myrtleford Senior Citizens Hall. (please see Training Times tab for details)

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The Alpine Dojo continues to be a thriving and dynamic karate club, offering classes for 5-9 year olds, Junior & Senior age groups. With a firm focus on excellence in technique, disciplined training, personal challenge and a supportive, family environment, we are committed to bringing out the best in our students.

Our Instructors have current Level 2 First Aid,and Working with Children accreditation. The Dojo has formulated a policy which is compliant with Victorian Child Safe Standards legislation.

Our Senior Instructors hold COVID Safe Martial Arts Instructor Certification certificates with the Martial Arts Industry Association.

The Instructors would sincerely like to thank the parents and local community for allowing our Dojo to grow and prosper.

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