Welcome to GSK. We teach quality Japanese Shotokan Karate (both traditional and modern) and self defence, and we have been doing it for over 35 years.
What makes us different!
1. We teach our students how to fight and especially how not to fight, which is more about developing mental strength (as well as physical strength).
2. We teach real Karate-do (the Japanese way). Our students continually improve, genuinely love learning and do progress to their maximum potential.
3. Our focus is on 4 key areas:
a. Traditional Japanese Karate (and the etiquette).
b. Anti Bullying, Self Defense or Street Fighting Skills
c. Competition Karate
d. And building Good Character – improving people skills, awareness of others and personal standards and principles.
4. We use the latest skills and knowledge available for strength, flexibility and fitness training.
Karate for kids 4 to 7 years
Meet ‘July’ one of our amzing students who loves her karate classes because she gets to do new and exciting moves and routines every week, that challenges her mind and body and give her a sense of achievement in every class. She has no time to be distracted because what we do encourages her to focus on everything she does.
Meet ‘Kenzie’ one of our motivated students who loves his karate as. Kenzie really likes to learn his new techniques . . 2 types of of punches, 4 types of blocks, and 4 types of kicks. Unknown to him this really helps to build his self confidence, because when he pairs up with a new partner to use these well practiced moves, with good distance and good control, he then finds it is has an empowering effect on him. This is because he has stepped outside his comfort zone and been helped to be successful at handling an aggressor at a very early age!
Meet 5 of our talented winners who have worked hard and seen the fruits of their training. In order of appearance – MC, Tai, Grace, Keisha, Ciann.
Dynamic Karate for students 8 to 12 years
Read more about what makes karate such a powerful martial art for smaller or weaker people and why karate is one of the best Martial Arts to learn . . .
Karate for Teens 13 to 19 years
Eeva and Sam (Eeva and Sam – above) are two of our star and long time students working on their basics. Both have passed their blackbelt grading recently. Both Eeva and Sam are part of our Instructor training programme. This develops their social skills, communication skills and leadership skills ready for full time work both inside and outside of karate.
This is Cayden and Serena (above) practising a take-down move for competition. Serena won gold at the WSKF World Championships last year in Tokyo in Kumite (sparring) and received a bronze in Kata (Patterns). She is seen here practising her control with her foot to the back of Cayden’s head, while he does a slow and controlled take down. (Click here to see more).
Karate for Adults 20 to 29 years
Above is Sheela practising different types of defences with her daughter Serena. One of the great things about Martial Arts and Karate is that you can do a wide range of techniques and exercises with other family members and continue to improve together! Click here to read more . . .
Karate for Adults 30 to 49 years
Above is Troy (left) training with other students both younger and older than himself. One of the things he enjoys is continuously challenging his mind and body every day as there is always something new to learn. This also provides a great way to de-stress from the many problems of daily life. Click here to read more . . .