Little Champions Karate (4-7 Yrs)

 A Proven Martial Arts Program

Skills For Life Disguised As A Whole Lot Of Fun

Our team are passionate about making your family’s martial arts experience enjoyable and meaningful.  In addition to effective self defence skills, your Little Champion will develop healthy habits that will allow them to be successful in school, helpful at home and responsible for their actions.

It is often said that it takes a village to raise a child.  Your Little Champions will be a part of a large, positive and supportive community as they grow into exceptional Black Belts and leaders.

This program has been developed collaboratively by professional child educators, professional martial artists and parents to give children a fun, interesting and rewarding introduction into martial arts.

The Sunshine Coast Karate Difference
Strong core values, along with our community-oriented family vibe is woven into the fabric of our programs, our classes, our instructors and our martial arts training facility.  Our Little Champions program will provide a positive, meaningful and encouraging experience that cannot be found anywhere else.  You and your family can expect excellence from:

– Our martial arts instructors
– Our approach, curriculum and programs
– Our facility
– Our history
– Our community

The Core Skills
Your Little Champion will be given the opportunity to understand and ‘practice’ these valuable skills ongoing as they move through the levels.

– Self Discipline
– Balance
– Memory
– Fitness
– Teamwork
– Control
– Coordination
– Focus

Learning a New Language
All Little Champions will be immersed in some basic Japanese language throughout all of their classes. View the curriculum for some of the Japanese terms your Little Champion will be learning.

Karate Begins & Ends With Respect
At Sunshine Coast Karate, your Little Champion will be given many opportunities to continually ‘practice’ respect.  Respect for themselves, for others and for their learning environment.  Habits we train are habits we gain!!  

Progressing Through The Levels
One of the major differences with this program is that there are no formal grading tests.  Students are constantly being assessed by instructors on their ability to proficiently perform various developmental skills.  In total there are 7 belt colours and at each belt level, students earn 4 tips on their belts in the following key areas:

  • Body awareness
  • Mind awareness
  • Karate basics & key basics
  • Self defence & kumite

The Power Of Leading By Example

It's a WIN-WIN!

Parents are welcome to watch from the viewing areas or jump in line next to their favourite Little Champions. Training together can be a great way to not only connect more with your child but it can also accelerate your child's growth as they do their best to follow your example. Especially in this age group.  I'm not sure about you, but our experience as parents tells us that our kids are more likely to copy our actions before doing what we say.

Leading by example is a powerful method to not only help your child, but to also refine ourselves as we move forward towards achieving our personal goals.  Our children are like mirrors.  They model our good and bad habits so it gives us instant feedback as to what we need to celebrate and what needs more work.  We don't always like the mirror that shines back at us when our children demonstrate those not so good habits, but with an open mind, we realise by digging deeper and improving ourselves we will have an even more positive impact on our children. By making this small investment, your life will be changed forever.  It's a WIN-WIN!!!



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.

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


Terry Colless

You will love Sunshine Coast Karate. We are hooked!

Our Three Children and I have been training and learning at Sunshine Coast Karate for a few months now. Why I included learning, is that we are not just training, we are learning so many things about Karate, and ourselves and each other.

The whole experience is amazing. There are so many benefits. We are fitter, more flexible and we are doing a really healthy activity together. I am less stressed and more at ease in other areas of my life now. And my children are a lot more confident, have higher self esteem and are a lot more focused at School. We practice at home and we talk about Karate a lot. Its not unusual now for our Children to start a Karate Demonstration after dinner proudly showing us what they have learnt at Karate.

We were already a close family, but now we are a lot closer because we spend more time together, training together and having fun together. And we have also made some great new friends as well. We really feel like we are part of the Sunshine Coast Karate family.

A lot of people might think that Karate is just a lot of Kicking and Punching. Maybe that’s the case with other martial arts, but it is so much more than that at Sunshine Coast Karate. Sensei’s Martin and Sandra are amazing people. And so are all of the other Sensei's, Senpais and leaders at Sunshine Coast karate. Everyone is really positive and encouraging.

There is that perfect balance of discipline for the children, but we also have a lot of fun as well. The Instructors and leaders are so patient with everyone, especially the little Champions (Age 4-8 ). They just know how to bring out the best in everybody. Sometimes I laugh to often and to loudly at my coordination or lack there of. And sometimes when we sit in Seiza watching a demonstration during class, we sit in absolute awe of what we are seeing.

I train in some of the adult classes and in some of my kids classes as well. It is fantastic to be able to train alongside my children. We meditate, we stretch, we strengthen, we sweat, we puff and we laugh. If you don’t know what to expect at your first class, it is kind of like crossfit, mixed with Yoga, Pilates, Meditation , Cardio training, Martial Arts and Self Defence all in one. And if you are like my kids and I, the more you learn about Chito Ryu Karate , the more you will want to learn.

When you join , you will also have access to all of Sunshine Coast Karate’s online recourses. In the members section there are loads of resources to read and videos to watch. And if you have any questions everyone is very approachable and more than willing to share there knowledge on a certain technique.

Please come along and give it try. As they say the hardest part is stepping into the dojo and giving it a try for the first time. You and your Children might be nervous, but honestly there is nothing to be nervous about. There is no such a thing as being really bad when you start learning Karate at Sunshine Coast Karate, there is only room for improvement. What if you and your kids are naturals at Karate. You wont know unless you give it go. If you are willing to give it a try you will find all of the encouragement and support you need at Sunshine Coast Karate. We look forward to seeing you there!


Cheryl Seni

Haven't looked back after starting my 2 boys a year ago. Very Very nice people and extremely patient. Highly recommended. The difference in my boys is amazing.

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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

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?

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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.

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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