Karate For Adults & Over 50's

 Reach Your Full Potential

Sharpen Your Mind & Body With Our Proven Martial Arts Programs

Whether you're looking for an exciting way to stay in shape and challenge your mind and body, or determined to reclaim your life and eliminate stresses, anxieties and low self esteem, Sunshine Coast Karate has you covered. Our martial arts programs will have you getting fitter, feeling better about yourself and boost your self esteem so you can get more out of your life.

Life can get a little hectic for all of us at times and regular exercise helps to alleviate daily stresses, worry and anxiety. Physical activities such as martial arts have proven themselves time and time again to be a great asset in helping us release tension and achieve greater calm, harmony and peace in our lives. Martial arts not only improves metabolism and burns calories, it is also a great deterrent against depression and other mental health issues.

Age, Gender, Fitness Level And Experience Are No Barrier

At Sunshine Coat Karate, age, gender, fitness level and experience are no barrier. We have students in their 60's who practice karate. We have a mix of both male and female participants and instructors. We have students of varying fitness levels. If you have the desire to learn, we can help you gradually develop yourself and your skills.

A Powerful And Effective Method To Bring Out Your Best

Achieving each level within martial arts requires incremental improvement of your understanding and ability to execute your basics a little better with each level. This learning process encourages a beautiful yet powerful "learner mindset". This learning mindset requires the gradual improvement of focus, concentration and much patience. It also requires a genuine curiosity to seek a way to improve your existing practice. Why are we so excited about this learner mindset?

The more you study martial arts the more you strengthen your ability to focus and concentrate. This increased ability to focus will help you cut through the noise and distractions of our external environments that are keeping you from experiencing your best self. With more practice of this learner mindset coupled with a growing self awareness and confidence, you'll position yourself to bring about desired changes to your life.

Why Sunshine Coast Karate?

Martin & Sandra here,

Achieving your goals in all areas of your life has just gotten easier.  Our results driven programs coupled with our highly experienced professional team is packaged with a dynamic community of like minded people.  The Sunshine Coast Karate community are amazing people, just like you. Every person brings their own unique flavour to the dojo community and together we learn, grow and support each other.  Our community continues to grow and strengthen with every year and is built on respect, compassion and patience for ourselves and each other.

Results driven Programs
  • Skill based.   As you demonstrate a sound understanding of the required content you will be invited to challenge for your grading.
  • Continually being reviewed and refined to produce even greater experiences and results for everyone
  • Delivered in a step by step proven process to bring out your best
  • And.... it's lots of fun!!
Our Team
  • Internationally qualified instructor team
  • All of our up and coming instructors are guided through our comprehensive leadership program
  • Instructors all have current first aid and blue cards
  • Are dedicated to see you succeed and always looking for ways to do things better.  All feedback is welcome
  • Lead by example and encouraged to always prioritise being a student first

Together We Can Do So Much More

What People Say About Us


Debbie Woodhouse

Let's face it, being a parent is a tough job. I was so lucky to find Sunshine Coast Karate, who have been the most amazing and supportive coaches for my children and I for 18 years now.

As 5th Dan instructors and world champions of the Chito-Ryu style of karate, Senseis Martin and Sandra, teach karate with great skill, positive encouragement and in an energetic, motivating and fun environment. They are also subtle and influential partners in developing those positive values and real life skills which are fundamental to successfully navigating that transition from teenager to young adult.

Their learning for life philosophy grounded in personal challenge, team participation, physical and spiritual wellbeing, developed innate values of leadership, courage, respect, loyalty and resilience throughout my children’s primary and high school years.

Most notably these qualities were exhibited during those difficult teenage years. My children shared their knowledge and experience respectfully and patiently with older and younger karate students, even with their very nervous white belt mum when I began my karate. They stood up for what they thought was right and to school bullies, both for themselves and others. They proudly represented their state and country in competition, by having the spirit to participate and experience, not win at all costs. And most importantly built the fortitude and resilience to make their way through life's challenges with a healthy serve of self-esteem and independence.

I continue my karate4life journey, knowing my children respect, value and practice the philosophy and skills developed, as part of their membership of the Sunshine Coast Karate family.

If you are looking for something to help manage the stress, uncertainty and frustrations of the modern world for your children, I can certainly testify and recommend Sunshine Coast Karate will make a positive difference to their, and your, health, wellbeing and future.

Exclusive Web Only Offer

Join Today And Enjoy

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

Limited Places Available.  Waiting List Applies On Some Classes

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to have any prior martial arts experience?

Do I have to do a long term training commitment?

Do I need to get fit before I start a martial arts program?

Do I have to hit people?

Can my friends and I take classes together?

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

  • Martial arts classes nurture and develop the physical body in a balanced way. You will become stronger, fitter and healthier. You will also develop muscle tone, mobility, flexibility, co-ordination, improved posture and breathing.
  • When you work out regularly, you will feel better about yourself. You will generally be more happy, harmonious and enjoy a more calm, stable and balanced life.
  • Martial arts classes nurture and develop the mind which lead to a heightened clarity, productivity, organisation, time management, problem solving and more.  
  • Earning belts takes commitment, perseverance and much patience. You will be challenged, you will develop coping strategies and habits of success.
  • In the dojo, you will learn how to face adversity with clarity and take the victorious road no matter how difficult it may seem at the time. 

Getting Started Is Easy


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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