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Welcome to GSK, where we teach real Japanese Shotokan Karate the Japanese way

Shotokan Karate is one of the world’s most efficient and dynamic Martial Arts you can do. At GSK, we teach quality traditional Japanese Shotokan karate. This means generating real power with your mind and body to develop very efficient self-defence techniques that will build your confidence and personal skills and get you fit! 

Whether you are 4 years or 75 years old, we have the right training for you. All you need is a little perseverance and we do the rest. Your first class is free so come down for your free trial today and see if you like it!  Some classes may be full at some clubs, so call first while we have places available.

13 Reasons why Karate will greatly improve you and your child’s future … 

1. We build good moral character and confidence

We help you build your self-discipline, Japanese etiquette, effective communication, building strong moral character and self-esteem. To have a positive self-image, and respect others. We foster qualities like patience and focus in all our students every day because it just doesn’t happen by accident.

5 year old girl in a white karate uniform punching with left fist to the top right of the picture looking focused.

2. You learn how to focus more

Find out how our unique GSKarate and Martial Arts training in general guarantees improvements in focus, concentration, confidence, and even good manners! Learn more.

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3. Learning how to generate real power with your body for self-defence

Karate got its name because it enables people who are smaller or weaker physically to generate significant amounts of force and power to protect themselves and do it extremely efficiently! To do this, you need to understand the mechanics of using your whole body (knowledge passed on from our masters before us) and through continuous training. The journey to achieve this skill creates health benefits also learning this helps with self-defense. To keep track of this journey, a traditional coloured belt (ranking) system allows students to set personal goals and measure their progress throughout the years. Learn more.

junior girl showing a focused head punch

4. We build your confidence

Many martial arts teach confidence, during karate training we are gradually putting your knowledge and skills to the test, more and more, so that before you know it you are doing things you wouldn’t have believed where possible.

multiple junior boys and girls doing a Karate elbow strike

5. We help you become a Teamplayer, and show you how to become a good leaders and followers!

Karate practitioners will learn how to listen, to have self-control, and how to be both a leader and a follower! 

Seminar in Japan with Sensei Kasuya

6. Train with international masters

Our chief instructor is Sensei Hitoshi Kasuya who graduated from the rigorous JKA (Japan Karate Association) specialist instructor’s training course in Tokyo, 1973. His training covers overall body strength, flexibility, focus, respect, good manners (dojo etiquette), awareness of others, and social skills (interacting with others). The student is required to think a lot more about everything they are required to do. 

7. We don't force you to compete in competitions.

Competition is not for everyone and we understand this. So we have a competition team for those who really want to excel at a competition and want to becoming a champion.  But if competition is not you, we don’t force you to compete if you don’t want to.  Learn more.

Picture of a big group of Black Belts performing the same technique in sync

8. Self-defence, and anti-bullying

We cover a wide range of techniques in our self-defence and anti-bullying classes, all of which are extremely efficient and practical. We focus on your communication skills, handling your emotions, self-control and your aggressor,  situational awareness and much more.

9. We don't get you doing things that you shouldn't be doing!

At GSKarate, we give you the best Karate experience you could hope to have for your age, rank and your particular needs. 

10. You develop a very wide skill set

They cover overall body strength, balance, coordination, flexibility, agility, focus, attitude, listening skills, good manners (dojo etiquette), awareness of others, and social skills (interacting with others).

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11. We give you confidence in your knowledge and abilities

For adults, there is usually quite a noticeable skill increase. Karate classes cover the more serious applications of techniques, scenarios, pressure points, role modeling, personal standards, ethics, smart thinking, and much more challenging exercises depending on the individual.

friendly instructor teaching five year old kids karate

12. We get the best out of you

Our instructors are well trained and qualified in the field of Shotokan Karate, and are fully licensed coaches with the DLGSC (Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries) and are WWK (Working With Kids) approved.


13. We mix fun and challenging techniques together

We believe that in order for you to learn old Japanese karate; you need fun intermixed with challenging exercises and a very supportive learning environment. Your progress is our priority.

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Enrol any time, at any of our clubs. Click on the club nearest to you to find out where to go and times. Or just call or come along for your free trial.

Note, some classes at some clubs have limited numbers.


  • Which is the best Martial Art?
    There are hundreds of Martial Arts all over the world. The most well-known ones are Japanese Martial Arts such as Aikido, Judo, Karate, Jujitsu, Kendo, Okinawan Kobudo, Bojutsu and many more. All of them are very good. It comes down to the skills and personality of the individual instructor, and the years of experience in their particular martial art that should matter to you.Certain body types are more suited to some martial arts than others, however. People with hyper-flexibility may have issues with Jujitsu for example.
  • Do you teach respect?
    Teaching respect is what we do best. We teach our kids how to put others before themselves, and we teach them to respect people older, wiser and more experienced than them. We also teach our students that you have to earn respect first, to receive respect.
  • How long does it take to get your blackbelt?
    Normally 4 to 5 years for an adult to get their Blackbelt, but this entirely depends on (a) you (the student), (b) the type of Karate or Martial Arts you choose, (c) the amount you train each week, and (d) your age.For example, in Karate, if you train 2 to 3 times a week for 2-3 hrs each session consistently it is likely to take approximately 3 to 4 years. But if you train 1 to 2 times a week for 1-2 hrs each session consistently it is likely to take approximately 5 to 6 years.So it really depends on how much you train, how well you listen and learn, and how focused you are. So to sum up the more you 'consistently train' the quicker you get your blackbelt.

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