GSK KARATE Cannington CLUB / DOJO – WSKF AUSTRALIA
Who we are
We are a close-knit group of people at our Cannington Martial Arts Karate Club who enjoy our karate training and the social interaction with each other – we train hard and have fun too. Our Junior class mainly comprises of primary school kids both girls and boys, the Seniors or Adults class is a mixed bag of mainly High School kids, Uni students and working adults who all train hard and get on very well.
We are a member of the WSKF (The World Shotokan Karate-do Federation Japan) one of the most well known and recognised authentic karate styles training in over 100 countries worldwide and offers many exciting benefits to members.
What we do
The priority of what we do in each class (during a school term) is get our students to their next belt level so that they can see the results of their own hard training which in turn boosts the student’s confidence.
3 Main areas we cover are
Learning basics (called Kihon) which cover a number of different types types of punches, blocks and kicks. Then they learn to defend and fight opponents in multiple directions (called Kata or Patterns) and, lastly, there is sparring with a friendly club member (called Kumite) to get used to having someone attack you and to learn to counter-attack. This builds confidence and teaches the student to stand up for themselves, not to mention a whole host of other things you learn as you move up the ranks or belt levels.
Other areas we cover
The other areas we cover are: Competition fighting, Self defence fighting (street fighting basically) and Traditional Karate fighting. All of these types of sparring have very different approaches and types of training. We also cover stretching, strength training, flexibility and agility training, self-defence training and bullying.
Principles, morals, honesty and etiquette
Our Instructors at our Cannington club pride themselves on teaching what most parents want their kids to learn.
Parents love their kids to do Karate because it teaches students more than just ‘how to fight’. More importantly, it teaches them ‘how NOT to fight’. Karate teaches kids (and adults) a whole range of mental skills as well like self-confidence, respect for yourself and others, good manners, good people skills, modesty, humility, perseverance, to have a good attitude and personal standards, and to be a good sport. These are but only a few of many things we do.
Little Kids Karate
For little kids karate, the beginning of all of the above is interlaced into exercises and games that are lots of fun but are hard work at the same time. With Kids Karate, we try to give the little ones a heads start in life with essential things like building core strength, and overall strength, good balance, good co-ordination and flexibility if needed. If you are a parent, you’ll be pleased to know we work on other things like listening skills, being quiet and patient, making quick decisions, running not walking, being polite, not talking out of turn and not being lazy, to name a few.
Where we are
Our Karate Cannington Club (Cannington Karate Club) is in the Cannington Leisureplex 233 Sevenoaks Street, Cannington. Kids, juniors and adults are welcome to join anytime. You don’t have to wait till the beginning of a term like some sports.
4 – 5 pm – Little Tigers (4 to 7 years)
5 – 6 pm – Beginner Juniors (8 to 12 years)
5 – 6 pm – Beginner Adults (13+ years)
6 – 7 pm – Intermediate Juniors
6 – 7 pm – Intermediate Adults
7 – 8.30 pm – Advanced – Brown and Black belts (13+ years)
12 – 1 pm – Little Tigers (4 to 7 years)
1 – 2 pm – Beginners & Intermediates Juniors (8 to 12 years)
1 – 2 pm – Beginners & Intermediates Adults (13+ years)
2 – 3.30 pm – Advanced Brown and Black belts (13+ years)
Training as normal.
FIRST CLASS IS FREE
Call to enrol, or just come along. Members of our clubs can train up to 5 times a week if you choose and pay no extra.
Cannington Leisureplex, Corner Wharf and Sevenoaks Streets
Court No 1, 233 Sevenoaks Street Cannington, WA, 6107
To enrol, call:
WSKF Australia on 9444 3737