GSK KARATE Kwinana CLUB / DOJO – WSKF AUSTRALIA
Who we are
At Kwinana Martial Arts – Karate Club we enjoy our karate training and the social interaction with each other, we train hard and have lots of fun too. Our Junior class comprises mainly of primary school kids both girls and boys, the Seniors or Adults class is a mixed bag of High School kids, Uni students and working adults who all train hard and get along 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. The WSKF are in over 100 countries worldwide and offer many exciting benefits to their members.
What we do
The main focus of what we do in each class (during a school term) is to get our students to their next belt level as fast as we can so that they can see the results of their own hard work which in turn boosts the student’s confidence.
3 Main areas we cover are
Learning basics (called Kihon) cover numerous different types types of punches, blocks and kicks. Secondly, students learn to defend and fight opponents in multiple directions (called Kata or Patterns). Lastly, there is sparring with a friendly club member (called Kumite) to get used to having someone attack you and to learn to counter their attacks. This builds confidence and teaches the student to stand up for themselves when in a stressful situation. Not to mention a whole host of other things students 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 the correct way to stretch, proper strength training, flexibility and agility training, self-defence training and bullying.
Principles, morals, honesty and etiquette
Our Instructors at our Kwinana karate club, pride themselves on teaching what most parents and students want to learn.
Parents nowadays love their kids to do Karate due to the fact it teaches students way 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 and teach.
Little Kids Karate
For little kids, learning karate 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 listing skills, being quiet and patient, making quick decisions, walking not running, being polite, not talking out of turn and not being lazy (to name a few).
Where we are
Kwinana Martial Arts – Karate is located in the Kwinana Recquatic Centre. Kids, juniors and adults are welcome to join anytime, you don’t have to wait till the beginning of term like some sports.
For further information regarding our karate classes in Kwinana, please contact us on (08) 9444 3737 or email, or simply drop into the dojo.
4 pm to 5 pm – Little Tigers and Beginners
5 pm to 6 pm – Intermediate
1 pm to 2 pm – Little Tigers and Beginners
2 pm to 3.30 pm – Intermediate and Advanced
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.
Kwinana Recquatic Centre – Sports Court
Gilmore Avenue, 6167, Kwinana
(Enter corner Skerne St &, Robbos Way).
To enrol, call 9444 3737.