New Student Special Offer For Teens & Adults (May 2017)

Have you ever thought about learning karate?

  • Do you want to get fitter, stronger & more flexible?
  • Would you have more positive people in your life?
  • Are you looking for a personal challenge?
  • Do you need to de-stress and find more calmness in your life?
  • Would you like to feel more confident and grow your personal power?
  • Do you want to learn from master instructors, in a full-time facility with a variety of class times to suit your busy lifestyle?

If the answer is YES to any of these things, than NOW is the best time ever to join Sunshine Coast Karate.

If you join our teen & adult program in this month (May 2017) you will save 50-66% off your first year’s membership fees.

  • SAVE 50% – Paid fortnightly for your 6 months, get your next 6 months FREE (options from $32 per fortnight).
  • SAVE 66% – Pay upfront for 4 months, get the next 8 months FREE (options from $250).

We can only offer 20 places at this very special price, because many of our teen & adult classes are already near capacity.

If you’re interested, or know of someone else who might be, please book in your free trial now.

Book now online or phone:  0435 255 323.

May 2017 - Teen & Adult special offer

team kata training

Practicing partner applications

Getting ready for kumite (sparring)

Kobujutsu (weapons training)

Sensei Sandra receiving 5th Dan & Shihan (master instructor) certificates, 2016.

Aabid Stepping It Up And Playing To Win!

Congratulations to young Aabid on a solid grading performance who has now officially moved up to 8th Kyu (Green belt).  Aabid had hoped to grade in late 2016, however there were a few things missing from his training at that stage and we hadn’t completely marked his student progress card.

Although Aabid may have felt a little discouraged at that time, it was the choices that he made moving forward which secured his success only months later.  Aabid decided that he wanted to earn his green belt, he trusted the guidance that he was receiving and he stepped it up a gear in the dojo.  Every lesson, Aabid demonstrated even more commitment and enthusiasm to his training and it was clear that he had been doing a little extra at home.

His time on the floor as a young leader carried with it even greater generosity coupled with considerable fun and focus for all.  Only recently I had our leaders introduce themselves to our new Little Champions.  When it was Aabid’s turn, in quite a serious manner he shared his credentials, sharing a phony fun kind of name and a slightly older age of 43 years.

Although, Aabid didn’t get to challenge for a grading back in 2016, it was clear that the extra few months of waiting proved to be the most valuable.  In this time he had to become more aware of himself and his skill levels, he had to deliberately work on himself consistently and the results took care of themselves.

Thank you Aabid for sharing your martial arts journey with us at Sunshine Coast Karate.  We can all learn a great deal from you.

“With peace, perseverance and hard work,
We are sure to reach our goals.”



Experiencing Karate At The Sunshine Coast University Japanese Immersion Day

On Wednesday, we had the pleasure of taking part in a Japanese Immersion Day at the Sunshine Coast University. Throughout the day, grade 10, 11 & 12 students from around the Sunshine Coast who study Japanese at school had the opportunity to take part in various Japanese language and cultural activities.

In total we taught four groups of about 60 students per group (240 students altogether).

I gave each group a short introduction about who we were and what we were going to cover in the session, using my best Japanese. For those who weren’t keeping up, I followed with an English version of the same information. I there were are few people who were very grateful that I did that, but quite surprisingly, most of the students seemed to be following what I was saying quite well.

After the introductions were out of the way, students entered our temporary outdoor dojo and we began the class. Students practiced some kihons, did a few partner exercises and then Senpai David and I did a few short demonstrations. And finally we wrapped up each session with a short Q & A session.

I have to say I was very impressed with how well all of the students participated and jumped in to make the most of the opportunity.

I’d like to say a big thank you to one of our adult students, Miyuki Power, who helped make the introduction to the event organiser. And also a big thank you to Selina Strazarri for taking photos.  (View photos at SCK Facebook Page)

All in all it was a lot of fun and we hope that we might be able to participate in similar events in the future.

May 2017 Newsletter

The latest newsletter (May 2017 edition) is now available for download.  Hard copies are available from the dojo or on the dojo noticeboard, or you can view it online – May 2017 Newsletter (PDF 4.6MB).

Latest News:

  • Over 50’s Class
  • Australian Team Members
  • Space for Rent
  • Upcoming Events

SCK Students:

  • Tournament Results
  • Grading Results
  • New Students
  • Student Birthdays
  • Attendance Recognition
  • Top Training Students:
    • Little Champions – Sergio Cuellar (9 lessons)
    • Karate Kids -Sam Phillips (39 lessons)
    • Teens/Adult: Bailey Keefe (26 lessons)

Challenge Yourself:

  • June Tournament
  • Dojo Records

Community & Fun

  • Easter Family Picnic & Training Day Photos
  • Japanese Lessons at the Dojo (Saturday Class for 14 years +)

Download the newsletter now: May 2017 Newsletter (PDF 4.6MB).

Young Ruby Earns New Belt!

Congratulations to Ruby moving up to orange stripe belt in our Little Champions Program. A great achievement and especially exciting to see Ruby pass her final test of correctly tying up her own belt.  Well Done Ruby!

Grading Success

Congratulations to all students who graded successfully on Saturday 29th April.

12th Kyu:  Emma Harris, James Harris, Jeremy Roles, Jaskaran Bhoyota
11th Kyu:  Sean Wardell, Katja Baarslag, Noah Smith
10th Kyu:  Tristan Taylor
9th Kyu:  Irena Sprey, Flynn Jordan, Madeline Smith, Josh Bell
8th Kyu:  Jamie Warren, Miguel Hardy, Aabid Hassen, Dylan Woods
6th Kyu:  Faith Hardy
5th Kyu:  Rosemarie Caston, Andrew Crocker, Ronald Burgess
4th Kyu:  David Probert

Australian Karate Team Members Getting Ready For World Championships

Sunshine Coast Karate instructors, Shihan Martin Phillips and Shihan Sandra Phillips are very proud to announce that there will be 11 representatives from the Sunshine Coast to represent Australia at the 2017 Chito-Ryu Karate-Do World Championships.

Sunshine Coast representatives will join forces with other Australian team members from Gold Coast, Sydney and Blue Mountains Dojos.  It is expected that there will be a team of 40 competitors from Australia.

The Chito-Ryu Karate-Do Championships is a 2 day event and will take place on 12th-13th August in Kumamoto, Japan.  All the best to all Australian team members.


Over 50’s Class in Full Swing At Sunshine Coast Karate

We’ve just kicked off an 8 week introductory karate class for O/50’s through the U3A. A really great bunch of people who are so positive and keen to have a go at everything. We are really excited about the coming weeks.  These 10 students have certainly proven that you’re never too old to learn something new.

April 2017 Newsletter

The latest newsletter (April 2017 edition) is now available for download.  Hard copies are available from the dojo or on the dojo noticeboard, or you can view it online – April 2017 Newsletter (PDF 3.5MB).

Latest News:

  • Class allocations
  • Space for Rent
  • Upcoming Events

SCK Students:

  • Just for Fun!
  • Committed to Excellence Awards
  • In-House Tournament Results
  • New Students
  • Student Birthday’s
  • Attendance Recognition.
  • Top Training Students:
    • Little Champions – Tayah Thompson (12 lessons)
    • Karate Kids – Sam Phillips (47 lessons)
    • Teens/Adult: Bailey Keefe (37 lessons)

Challenge Yourself:

  • School Holiday Program
  • Dojo Records

Achieve More:

  • Chit?-Ry? Karate-D? Sh?wa

Community & Fun

  • Easter Family Picnic & Training Day

Download the newsletter now: April 2017 Newsletter (PDF 3.5MB).