Traditional Martial Arts


Welcome to Sunshine Coast Karate

Martin & Sandra here, co-founders and owners of Sunshine Coast Karate (established 2000). We began our martial arts journey as children (Martin started in 1984 at 8 years of age, Sandra started in 1990 at 12 years of age).  We've been going for a few years now, and for us, karate has become a way of life.  And now we get to share that with you, a journey of self discovery, family, community, and contribution.  

It was our goal very early on in our training career to establish a dojo community that could energise, support, inspire and empower individuals and families.  There is nothing more satisfying than helping people learn, grow and position themselves to overcome limiting thoughts, habits and beliefs and become a greater version of themselves.

The study of Chito-Ryu Karate-do is the perfect pursuit to bring about positive change in your life whilst also giving you a great variety of areas (basic training, forms, applications, sparring, weapons, throwing techniques, tournament training) to explore and test your skills.  Underlying your basic martial arts training, you'll also notice an ongoing awareness, understanding and nurturing of your mind and body including, meditation, personal development, basic postural training, breathing, strengthening, core development, flexibility, balance, co-ordination and more.

For those of you with the desire to unlock even greater power of the mind and body to further enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of your technique, you are in the right place.  This is especially important for smaller frame people who need to move beyond relying purely on physical power for self protection. If you follow our step by step process, in time, you will move beyond your physical limits and discover an internal power which will amaze you and keep you eager to take your studies even deeper.

We are so very excited to have you visit our website today.  Thank you.  Take a moment to browse our programs, take advantage of our exclusive web offer and we'll see you in the dojo soon.  Let's grow together!!!

Select Your Program

Karate For Adults & Over 50's

Stay active, feel great, better yourself with every class & learn effective self defence skills. Sunshine Coast Karate is the ultimate training ground and community for people of all fitness and skill levels who want to get into the best physical, mental and emotional shape of their lives.   Say goodbye to stress, anxiety, fatigue and anything else holding you back from reaching your full potential.  Learn more about karate for adults & over 50's...

Karate For Teenagers (13-19 years)

The practice of martial arts is kind of like a "miracle formula" for all of us, especially teenagers. Many of our young adults in the dojo that have already navigated through their teenager years speak of the inner strength, courage, commitment, confidence and focus that pulled them through some of their toughest times. Many of our teenagers in the dojo have grown to appreciate the importance of hard physical training to help create a balanced lifestyle whilst they are still growing into the best possible adult version of themselves.

At Sunshine Coast Karate, perhaps the best thing is the dojo community. All students have the opportunity to be themselves and grow healthy relationships with people of all ages and walks of life. It's a place where everyone is accepted because we all share a common goal for self improvement.  Learn more about karate for teenagers (13-19 years)...

Karate For Kids (8-15 years)

Give your kids the lifelong gifts of personal success, confidence, discipline and self-defence all delivered in a fun, family friendly learning environment. At Sunshine Coast Karate, we work with you to ensure your child leaves not only with practical self-defence skills, but with a confidence that lets them hold their head up high and excel in all their endeavours inside and out of the dojo. Boost your child's confidence, self-respect, focus and leadership with our proven martial arts, fitness and personal development program. Learn more about karate for kids (8-15 years)...

Little Champions Karate (4-7 years)

At Sunshine Coast Karate we will help your child develop essential skills that they can apply to all areas of life, while having fun, socialising, strengthen bonds with parents/carers and be supported by our young leaders. Sunshine Coast Karate provides a positive, and caring learning environment with a progressive curriculum designed to capture the essence of both 'fun' and 'focus' incorporating challenging physical, mental, and emotional skill developmental opportunities. Learn more about Little Champions Karate (4-7 years)...

What People Say About Us


Richard Krausz

We are beyond happy with the expertise that the entire team and family at Sunshine Coat Karate provides in each and every lesson. My daughter and I thoroughly enjoy our sessions and the motivation, determination and insightful was that my daughter exhibits due to her sessions is astounding.  I highly recommend to any family looking to join a fantastic extra curricular activity for their child or as a family.

Exclusive Web Only Offer

Why Sunshine Coast Karate?

Sunshine Coast's premier full-time martial arts dojo with over 30 classes per week

Teaching team lead by Martin & Sandra Phillips (both World Champions and Master Instructors)

Modern, fully-equipped training facility with matted training area

An inspiring community of over 200 active members on the move and strengthening with every year

Frequently Asked Questions

Will martial arts training make my child aggressive?

Do I have to do a long term training commitment?

My child needs help with behaviour. Can martial arts help?

My child needs to focus more at school.  Will this help?

My child is shy, can they start with a friend?

Once I decide to get started with a FREE tiral, how does it work?

Still have questions that aren't answered on this page?

More Benefits

Sharpen Your Mind

Strengthen Your Body

Calm Your Emotions

  • Karate begins and ends with respect. Every time your child visits the dojo, they will practice using respect countless times. Habits we practice are habits we gain.
  • Martial arts classes will nurture and develop your child's body in a balanced way. They will become stronger, fitter and healthier. They will also develop muscle tone, mobility, flexibility, co-ordination, improved posture and breathing.
  • When your child trains regularly, they will feel better about themselves. They will generally be more happy, harmonious and enjoy a more calm, stable and balanced life.
  • Martial arts classes nurture and develop your child's mind which leads to a heightened focus, clarity, productivity, organisation, time management, problem solving and more.  
  • Earning belts takes commitment, perseverance and much patience. Your child will be challenged, they will develop coping strategies and habits of success to help them navigate through challenges.
  • In the dojo, your child will learn how to face adversity with clarity and take the victorious road no matter how difficult it may seem at the time.



Empowering parents to raise strong, confident,
focused and respectful children

Here are a few ways that karate has enriched our lives and why it could be the key to unlocking your child's full potential.

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Connect With Us

2/14 Depot St (Access via Progress Rd)
Maroochydore, QLD, AUSTRALIA
Across the road from Energex

Ph: 0435 255 323

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