Traditional Martial Arts
FOR ALL AGES
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
My 7 year old son and I joined about 10 months ago and my only regret is not having joined earlier. A couple of months prior to joining, my doctor advised that I was a prime candidate for type 2 diabetes and cardiac complications... needless to say, something had to be done. I'm now 15kg lighter, much much fitter, healthier and well on my way to my weight loss goal of 25kg. Yes, I've had to do the hard work but Sunshine Coast Karate from the very beginning have provided a supportive, well structured, no-nonsense environment and training program that has given me the opportunity to be where I am today while learning a traditional style of karate.
My son loves the training and has benefited in countless ways. Parents are encouraged to train alongside their little ones which is what I do on top of my own classes, giving my son and me special bonding time doing something we both love. As soon as my daughter is old enough she will be along for the free trial as I'm sure she will love the fun classes too.
The instructors are excellent in every way possible and I could easily rave on about how professional, friendly, dedicated and passionate they are about their student's and their own karate journey. Regardless of your age or fitness level, I highly recommend Sunshine Coast Karate.
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 40 classes per week
Teaching team lead by Martin & Sandra Phillips (both World Champions and Master Instructors)
Modern, fully-equipped training facility with two training spaces
An inspiring community of over 220 members on the move and strengthening with every year
Frequently Asked Questions
Will martial arts training make my child aggressive?
No, in fact it's likely to have the exact opposite effect. Karate begins and ends with respect for self, others and their surroundings. If anything, the karate dojo will help your child become more respectful over time and also show greater care and compassion for others.
Do I have to do a long term training commitment?
Not at all, the choice is yours. After your trial you will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of different program options. Depending upon your circumstances, you may choose to get started with a fortnightly option that you can cancel any time. Or, you might choose to make a 12 month commitment to save on your fees.
My child needs help with behaviour. Can martial arts help?
Yes. Self-control is a quality that your child will strengthen with martial arts training. Of course when trying to create any new habit it can sometimes take a little practice.
My child needs to focus more at school. Will this help?
Yes. In time you will notice a change in your child. A positive change. It's not uncommon that we hear of stories from local teachers and parents about the improvements that their child is demonstrating at school.
My child is shy, can they start with a friend?
Yes, training with friends and family is a great idea. Starting a training program with others adds another dimension to your training in terms of accountability to each other. This accountability can be a great asset to get you both beyond any challenges which may arise. Training together will also strengthen your friendship and make the training a whole lot of fun. In the early days, when you don't know many people, having a friend or a family member with you can provide a little bit of comfort and familiarity until you establish new friendships within the training environment.
Once I decide to get started with a 5 lesson trial, how does it work?
Once you have purchased your 5 lesson trial, you'll book in for your first class and one of our team will contact you to confirm your class and answer any questions that you may have. If you are keen to continue your 5 lesson trial after your first class, you will receive your uniform or you can request a refund if it's not for you.
Still have questions that aren't answered on this page?
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.