Cannington GSK Karate Club/Dojo
Who we are.
We are a close knit group of people at our Cannington Martial Arts Karate Club that enjoy our karate training and the social interaction of each other, we train hard and have fun too. Our Junior class mainly comprises of primary school kids both girls and boys, the Seniors or Adults class is a mixed bag of mainly High School kids, Uni students and working adults who all train hard and get on very well.
We are a member of the WSKF (The World Shotokan Karate-do Federation Japan) one of the most well known and recognised authentic karate styles who are in over 100 countries worldwide which offer many exciting benefits to there members .
What we do.
The priority of what we do in each class (during a school term) is get our students to their next belt level as fast as we can so that they can see the results of their own hard training which in turn boosts the students confidence.
3 Main areas we cover are
Learning basics (called Kihon) which cover a number of different types types of punches, blocks and kicks. Then they learn to defend and fight opponents in multiple directions (called Kata or Patterns) and lastly, there is sparring with a friendly club member (called Kumite) to get used to having someone attack you and to learn to counter attack. This builds confidence and teaches the student to stand up for themselves. Not to mention a whole host of other things you learn as you move up the ranks or belt levels.
Other areas we cover.
The other areas we cover are: Competition fighting, Self defence fighting (street fighting basically) and Traditional Karate fighting. All of these types of sparring have very different approaches and types of training. We also cover stretching, strength training, flexibility and agility training, self defence training and bullying.
Principles, morals, honesty and etiquette.
Our Instructors at our Cannington club pride themselves on teaching what most parents want their kids to learn.
Parents now days love there kids to do Karate because it teaches students way more than just ‘how to fight’. More importantly it teaches them ‘how NOT to fight’. Karate teaches kids (and adults) a whole range of mental skills as well like self confidence, respect for yourself and others, good manners, good people skills, modesty, humility, perseverance, to have a good attitude and personal standards, and to be a good sport. These are but only a few of many things we do.
Little Kids Karate.
For little kids karate the beginnings of all of the above is interlaced into exercises and games that are lots of fun but are hard work at the same time. With Kids Karate we try to give the little ones a heads start in life with very important things like building core strength, and over all strength, good balance, good co-ordination and flexibility if needed. If you are a parent you’ll be please to know we work on other things like listing skills, being quite and patient, making quick decisions, running not walking, being polite, not talking out of turn and not being lazy to name a few.
Where we are
Our Karate Cannington Club (Cannington Karate Club) is located in Cannington Leisureplex (Hall No 1, 233 Sevenoaks St Cannington 6107). Kids, juniors and adults are welcome to join anytime, you don’t have to wait till the beginning of term like some sports.
4 to 5 pm – LITTLE TIGERS – Kids Karate for peewees (Beginners) 4 to 7 years.
5 to 6 pm – JUNIORS (Beginners) Primary to Middle School age.
6 to 7 pm – JUNIORS (Intermediate to advanced) Primary and Middle School age.
7 to 8 pm – SENIORS (Beginners to advanced) High School age and older.
8 to 8.30 – ADVANCED TRAINING (Brown and black belts only) and free training.
12 to 1 pm – LITTLE TIGERS – Kids Karate for peewees (Beginners) 4 to 7 years.
12 to 1 pm – COMPETITION TRAINING – (People wishing to compete) 6 to 65+ years.
1 to 2 pm – JUNIORS (Beginners to advanced) Primary and Middle School age.
2 to 3 pm – ADULTS (Beginners to advanced) High School age and older.
3 to 3.30 pm – ADVANCED TRAINING (Brown and black belts only) and free training.
Training as normal.
First class is FREE
Call to enrol, or just come along. Members of our clubs can train up to 5 times a week if you choose and pay no extra.
Find us on Google maps
Hall No 1, 233 Sevenoaks St Cannington 6107
(Cannington Leisureplex, Corner Wharf and Sevenoaks Streets)
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