REMINDER: No Japanese Classes – Sat 28th April 2018

Reminder that there will be no Japanese class with Rika Sensei this Saturday 28th April.  We look forward to seeing you all next Saturday 5th May (11:40am start).

For more information about Rika Sensei’s Japanese Class at Sunshine Coast Karate please contact staff.

NEW CLASS in Term 2: Sweat & Stretch

Sweat & Stretch is for the whole family and is designed to help you kick start your weekend with a smile.  You’ll be put through your paces by brother & sister team, Senpai Keanu and Senpai Klaudia.

Both Senpai Keanu & Senpai Klaudia started training at SCK way back in 2006 and will soon move on to begin careers with the Australian Defence Forces.   This may be one of your last chances to be inspired by these amazing young adults before they are called up for service.

If you are up for a fitness challenge in Term 2 that will supplement your existing training, be sure to connect with staff and secure your place early.

NEW Sports Awards at SCK

We are pleased to announce that our friends at Subway Kunda Park will be making your training experience a little more exciting throughout term 2 & 3.  Not only will we do our best to deliver some great fun training and technical development in the dojo, but you will now have the chance to earn a “Subway Sports Award” for your outstanding effort in each class.

Pictured below are Little Champions, Olivia & Keahi.  Olivia & Keahi demonstrated some great training to be the first recipients of these awards.



A big thank you to Nathan and his team at Subway Kunda Park for supporting our young karate students at Sunshine Coast Karate.


Committed to Excellence

In this post, we celebrate the following students who have been practicing karate for one year or more at Sunshine Coast Karate.  These students don’t just have an idea of what commitment is, but they practice commitment every time they enter the dojo.  With every session, every week, every month, every year, they continue to develop their understanding and application of commitment and what it means to them in their lives.

“Knowing  what commitment is”, and “practicing commitment” produce very different results in our lives.  One of our goals at Sunshine Coast Karate, is to provide opportunities for students to continually strengthen qualities such as commitment, self discipline, perseverance, patience and more through deliberately exercising these qualities throughout their training.

Committed to Excellence Recipients: Karate Kids Program
Congratulations to Joseph (1 yr), Nate (3 years) & Navi (3 years)

Committed to Excellence Recipients: Teens/Adults Program
Congratulations to Josh (3 years) & Jack (7 years)

“The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field or endeavour.”
~  Vince Lombardi

Congratulations Na’ila!

The winner of our “CONFIDENCE” Colouring Competition is Na’ila!

Na’ila is pictured below with her winning entry and prize. Well done Na’ila and thank you to all of our Little Champions and Karate kids who entered this competition.

A Time For Family & Fun – Easter Picnic & Family Training Day

This year’s Easter family picnic and training day was a great day.  After several weeks of rain, the weather was mostly fine and the rain held off.  It’s always great to see the dojo community come together for these special social events.  These events are organised by our local association as an opportunity for our members to come together outside of the dojo and enjoy the Sunshine Coast.

As the dojo membership has grown to over 200 members and training is spread across nearly 30 classes per week, a lot of our members just don’t get to even meet each other, let alone train together.  So, days like this are really important for us to celebrate the diversity of our members and it’s a great chance for us to get to spend some time with other family members and parents who may not get into the dojo themselves (yet).

The day started off with training in the park, with our young brown & black belts leading the groups for the first half of training:  Bailey, Sami, Savannah & Anthony.  Although Bailey the oldest amongst our young leaders is the only one who’s even a teenager yet.  They’re all talented martial artists who been training training for 5+ years.  Even more than showing a commitment to their own training, they continue to prove that they’re all great leaders and role models in the dojo, so it was great to see them leading the way during this special training session.

Normally in the dojo we split the classes by age in order to properly cater to everyone’s needs, but on these special training days it’s great to have everyone jump in together and share a common passion for karate.

After training it was time for a FREE sausage sizzle put on by the committee.  A special thank you in particular to Leanne & Gerard Baarslag who helped organise everything on this front.

After a bite to eat, it was time for the games:  tug-o-war, sack races, egg and spoon races, bobbing for apples and the famous egg catch game.

For us, karate is so much more than just kicking and punching, it’s a way of life.  And it’s wonderful to be able to share it like our dojo community on days like this.  There are a few opportunities throughout the year, the big ones being the Easter Family Day & the Christmas Family Day.  So if you didn’t make it this time, there will be more opportunities.  But until then, we’ll see you in the dojo.

March 2018 Newsletter

The latest newsletter (March 2018 edition) is now available for download.  Hard copies are available from the dojo or on the dojo noticeboard, or you can view it online – March 2018 Newsletter (PDF 4.3MB).

Latest News:

  • SCK is expanding
  • Easter Family Picnic & Training Day – Sunday, 25th March
  • Upcoming Events (Mar – April 2018, plus all 2018 gradings, tournaments & camps)

SCK Students:

  • Committed To Black Belt
  • Sign On Day Success
  • Attendance Recognition
    • Little Champions – Timothy Probert (17 lessons)
    • Karate Kids – William Baarslag (19 lessons)
    • Teens/Adult: Justin Otto (21 lessons)
  • Welcome New Students
  • Student Birthday’s
  • Quotes of the Month
  • Committed To Excellence
    • Tayah Thompson (Certificate – 2 years training at SCK)
    • Miguel & Faith Hardy (Bronze Medal – 3 years training at SCK) 
    • Matai Doughty (Silver Medal – 5 years training at SCK) 
    • Sami Phillips (Gold Medal – 7 years training at SCK)
  • – Website upgrade
  • Sunshine Coast Tournament – 18th March
  • Bodies By Design

Download the newsletter now:  March 2018 Newsletter (PDF 4.3MB).

Sunshine Coast Karate is Expanding!!

With the help of local builder, Stuart from Mack Builders, and the support from existing members, we are currently adding a second training space to our existing facility.

Below are a few photos that were taken a few weeks ago.  Things have progressed further since these photos were taken, and we’ll share more updates in upcoming weeks.

A big thank you to Stuart for giving so freely of your time and expertise. Without your advice and assistance we wouldn’t even be this far along. If anyone is looking for a builder on the Sunshine Coast, we’d highly recommend Stuart.

Mack Builders Website
Mack Builders Facebook


March Colouring Competition – Colour & Win

Enter the March 2018 colouring competition.

This competition is open to all kids of the Sunshine Coast aged 4-13 years.  Even if you aren’t a member of Sunshine Coast Karate we look forward to meeting you when you drop in to return your artwork. GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!!

Winner(s) will receive a $30 gift voucher that can be redeemed at one of the following stores:

  • Smiggle
  • Event Cinemas
  • Toys R Us
  • Sunshine Coast Karate – Club shop

Here’s how you enter:

  1. Download the entry
  2. Do your best colouring
  3. Return by to Sunshine Coast Karate Saturday 17th March 2018 for your chance to WIN

The winning entry from last months competition came from Na’Ila.