School Holidays – Training as usual

The school holiday period, Monday 19th September – Sunday 2nd October, training will be on as usual. We look forward to seeing many of you in the dojo throughout the holidays.

Enjoy your school holidays everyone!

Great Results For Our Little Champions

It’s been a big week in the dojo for our Little Champions. Not only have they had the opportunity to work with guest instructor Mitchell German Sensei, they have also come together to celebrate the successes of their class mates.

Congratulations to all Little Champions who received tips and new belts throughout the week. Keep up the great work!

A big thank you to all leaders currently leading the way for our Little Champions. Your time and effort is greatly appreciated.





A Week of Training with Mitchell German Sensei from Halifax, Canada

mitchell-german-02This week, Mitchell German Sensei (6th Dan, Renshi) from Halifax, Canada took the lead on the floor at Sunshine Coast Karate.  German Sensei shared a wealth of knowledge throughout the week and inspired all of us.

German Sensei is one of the most senior ranked practitioners of the International Chito-Ryu Karate-Do Federation outside of Japan and has had a very successful tournament career for many years, both as a competitor and a coah, both in Chito-Ryu and in the WKF.

We were lucky enough to capture a few photos throughout the week.  You can view all photos at the Sunshine Coast Karate Facebook Page.

A big thank you to our local association for providing this experience for all Sunshine Coast Karate instructors, leaders and students.


September 2016 – Newsletter

The latest newsletter (September 2016 edition) is now available for download.  Hard copies are available from the dojo or on the dojo noticeboard, or you can view it online – September 2016 Newsletter (PDF 3.9MB).

This month’s newsletter features:

  1. Grading Success
    • Sensei Sandra Phillips – graded to 5th Dan & Shihan (Master Instructor)
    • Lachlan Edwards – Little Champion Black Striped Belt
    • August Grading Results
  2. Happy 40th Birthday Sensei Martin
  3. August In-House Tournament Results
  4. Article: The Grandson of Matsumura Soken
  5. Upcoming Events
  6. Student Attendance – Top Training Students in August
    • Top Training Little Champion – Jack Steif(13 lessons)
    • Top Training Karate Kids – Sam Phillips (25 lessons)
    • Top Training Teen/Adult – Sam Hunt (16 lessons)
  7. Welcome New Students
  8. September Birthdays

Download the newsletter now: September 2016 Newsletter (PDF 3.9MB).

Grading Results – August 2016

Congratulations to all students who passed gradings on Saturday, 27th August.  As always, it’s great to see students stepping up to next levels.  It was only a relatively small grading this time around, which means next one is likely to be a big one.  A special mention to the students who double graded, who have been working very hard in the dojo showing considerable growth as a result of consistent effort and hard work.

12th Kyu – Yellow Belt

  • Abby Kerrison
  • Emily Lucas
  • Jason Madge

11th Kyu – Orange Belt (White Stripe)

  • Samantha Beaton
  • Lachlan Davies ** Double grading **
  • Casey Grima
  • Daniel Meloncelli
  • Scott Roberts
  • Emily Roles
  • Madeline Smith

10th Kyu – Orange Belt

  • Jasmine Caston
  • Frazer Evett
  • Kaden Fisher
  • Jay O’Pray
  • Steven Phillips ** Double grading **
  • Grace Saron ** Double grading **
  • Jade Schriever
  • Ayla Schultz

8th Kyu – Green Belt

  • Faith Hardy

7th Kyu – Blue Belt (White Stripe)

  • Johan Frank

3rd Kyu – Brown Belt (White Stripe)

  • Sam Phillips ** Double grading **


Jay & Jade awaiting their turn for grading

Belts & grading certificates will be presented in class next week to all students who successfully graded.

There are just two more kyu grading opportunities this year, if you didn’t grade this time and you have your goals set on grading again this year be sure to continue to train consistently and work hard.  Dates for the last two gradings are:  15 October & 3 December.

Kyu Grading Schedule for this Saturday 27th August

Group 1 – 9:00am – White belts, little champions & yellow belts
Group 2 – 9:45am – Orange belts
Group 3 – 10:15am – Green belt and above

Please note, the above groups are based on your current level. Also, those in group 3, please remember to bring your kumite protective equipment.

Good luck to everyone challenging for gradings on the weekend.

In-House Tournament Team Challenge Results

Congratulations to all students who participated in the in-house tournament team challenge.  It was great to see a high standard of competition.  This is sure to put many competitors in good stead for the upcoming QLD Chito-Ryu State Titles.

Well done to captain of the winning team Llama Train – Bailey Keefe & David Strazzari.  Great job selecting your team and great results.

Full results below, plus a few photos.  More photos available on the SCK facebook page.resultslachlan+flynn-kumite-tag emmett+miguel-kumite william-baarslag-kata che-staal-kata



Sensei Martin’s Karate Birthday Party – 40 Years Young!!!

THIS SATURDAY: Sensei Martin’s Karate Birthday Party

To help celebrate, you’re invited to come and join Sensei Martin for a special birthday training session and cake.

Saturday 20th August
9:00 – 10:30am @ Maroochydore Dojo
All students and families welcome

If you can join us, please add your name to the sign up sheet on the dojo noticeboard so that we can make sure that we have plenty of birthday cake to share. See you there!

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