We offer programs for children as young as 3yrs of age; which is our Mini Dragons classes, all the way to mature adult. It is never too early or too late to start karate.
Our Mini Dragons classes are once a week, as is our Kinda Classes. Students (6yrs & above) are recommended to attend two classes a week. And for Blue Belts & above, it is highly recommended they attend the Friday night classes in addition to their regular training.
Yes! In fact, karate is fantastic for kids who don’t excel at team sports. That’s because with karate, everyone trains at their own pace, unlike team sports where kids might feel like they are letting the team down. Some kids learn quicker than others, but all children are encouraged to be their best.
People come to us of all fitness levels. We get natural-born athletes, and we get people who have a harder time with athletic endeavours. However, everyone gets the same focus and attention.
There is no pressure to be fit, as you work at your own pace. Karate will provide you with the skills necessary such as improved flexibility, coordination, balance, muscle strength and muscle tone, not to mention fat loss! You will notice an improvement with each class.
We often hear concerns such as “I have no coordination, I am not flexible enough, I am not fit enough”, but remember- you train to get fit. You don’t need to get fit to train.
Karate training exercises almost every muscle of your body. Will you be sore after your first ever Karate training session? Quite likely! But this is completely normal for any exercise activity that you’re not used to.
Yes, we do. We have 10 stages, with beginners starting as a white belt. The grading system in modern day Karate is a sign of having achieved a particular skill level that gives the student an indication on how they are progressing. As a visible sign, the colour of one’s belt lets other students in the class know what skill level to expect from their fellow students.
Yes. Our gradings are divided into Junior and Senior. The grading procedure typically involves a training session where experienced Karateka (typically black belts from 1st Dan onwards) examine the performance of the students, including basic techniques, Katas, sparring and self defence. In general, the further you advance in the study of Karate, the more precision and also fighting spirit is expected in the performance of all techniques. Familiarity with Dojo etiquette and also a good grasp of the Japanese terminology is also increasingly expected.
As with all physical activities, there is always a risk that injury may occur. We place such a huge focus on safety and injury prevention, we’re proud to say that injuries are very few and far between within our dojo.
In fact, because karate gets you in great shape, and makes you strong and flexible, people often see LESS injury in their lives. With a fully matted training area and experienced instructors, who ensure that all students are warmed up sufficiently, partnered up accordingly and taught techniques that are relevant to their skill level, the likelihood of getting injured in class is minimal. It is also a requirement that all students participating in sparring have appropriate personal protection equipment such as mitts, shins, groin guard and mouthguard.
No. Children are taught that karate is not to be used in aggression, but rather to defend themselves in life threatening situations. Aggressive behavior is channeled into assertiveness to increase the child’s self-esteem, increase self-discipline and build character. It is a strict rule that students are not allowed to practice karate outside of the dojo. And if children practice at home; that they do so with their parent’s supervision.
As for adults, Karate is about peace, balance & harmony. It’s about becoming in touch with your body and improving aspects of your life. Training in Karate will help you become flexible and strong. It will help grow your resilience and confidence.
The guiding principles of karate help you diffuse situations before violence becomes a part of them. However, if a hostile situation does ever come about, you’ll have the tools you need to keep you and your loved ones safe.
Yes, we do offer a Free Trial class, and we highly recommend it. This gives you a good opportunity to see how we run our classes and see if you actually like karate before committing to it. At your free trial class you will be greeted by the Senseis. We will go through the timetable and fees with you and answer any questions you may have. You will be asked to fill in a short form.
Parents are more than welcome to stay and watch their children’s class in our viewing room.
Just give us a call on 0488 258 820 and we can book you in for your free trial class. Come in comfortable clothing such as shorts or tracksuit pants and t-shirt. Bring a bottle of water and towel if you sweat. Don’t worry about what shoes to wear, as training is done with no socks or shoes. We ask you be at the dojo 15min before your trial class.