|The Gympie Karate Academy (GKA) was formed in1974.
Academy ran under Sensei Tyo Tsujii for 3 years and was then handed over
to Sensei Noel Turner.
Sensei Noel Turner was at this time also invited to train with
Vince Morris, 7th Dan from England, and Patrick
McCarthy, 7th Dan to keep
up to date with the latest in classical and modern Karate-Do.
In 1992, Sensei Noel Turner affiliated with the Japan Karate-Do
Ryobu-Kai, whose international headquarters are located in Tokyo, Japan
under the directorship of Sensei Yasuhiro Konishi, 10th Dan. In 1992 sensei Noel Turner was appointed chief instructor Australia and in 2009 he was appointed to the Board of Directors Japan Karate Do Ryobu-kai. Noel Turner passed his 7th Dan testing in the USA on May the 4th 2012