GSK Kwinana Martial Arts – Karate Club/Dojo – WSKF Australia
Who we are
We are a local group of people at our Kwinana Martial Arts (or Kwinana Karate Club) that enjoy our karate training and the social interaction with each other, we train hard and have lots of fun too. Our Junior class comprises mainly of primary school kids both girls and boys, the Seniors or Adults class is a mixed bag of High School kids, Uni students and working adults who all train hard and get along 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. The WSKF are in over 100 countries worldwide and offer many exciting benefits to their members.
What we do
The main focus of what we do in each class at our Kwinana Martial Arts Club (during a school term), is to get our students to their next belt level as fast as we can so that they can see the results of their own hard work which in turn boosts the student’s confidence.
3 Main areas we cover are
Learning basics (called Kihon) cover numerous different types types of punches, blocks and kicks. Secondly, students learn to defend and fight opponents in multiple directions (called Kata or Patterns). Lastly, there is sparring with a friendly club member (called Kumite) to get used to having someone attack you and to learn to counter their attacks. This builds confidence and teaches the student to stand up for themselves when in a stressful situation. Not to mention a whole host of other things students 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 the correct way to stretch, proper strength training, flexibility and agility training, self-defence training and bullying.
Principles, morals, honesty and etiquette
Our Instructors at our Kwinana martial arts/karate club, pride themselves on teaching what most parents and students want to learn.
Parents love their kids to do Karate because it teaches students much 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 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 just a few of many things we do and teach.
Little Kids Karate
For little kids, learning karate 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 head start in life with very important things like building core strength, and overall strength, good balance, good co-ordination and flexibility if needed. If you are a parent, you’ll be pleased to know we work on other things like listening skills, being quiet and patient, making quick decisions, walking not running, being polite, not talking out of turn and not being lazy (to name a few).
Where we are
Our Kwinana Martial Arts Club (Kwinana Karate Club) is located in the Kwinana Requatic centre and in the John Wellard Community Centre. Kids, juniors and adults are welcome to join anytime – you don’t have to wait till the beginning of a school term like some sports.
If you’d like further information regarding our karate courses, please contact us on (08) 9444 3737 or email, or simply drop into the dojo.
Mondays (Fiona Harris Pavilion)
6pm to 7pm – Little Tigers and Beginners
7pm to 7.30pm – Intermediate and Advanced
Saturdays (Kwinana Recquatic Centre)
1pm to 2pm – Little Tigers and Beginners
2pm to 2.30pm – Intermediate and Advanced
Training as normal
First class is FREE
Call to enrol, or just come along. Members of our clubs can train up to 6 times a week if you choose and pay no extra.
Kwinana Recquatic Centre- Sports Court
Gilmore Avenue, Kwinana
(Enter corner Skerne St & Robbos Way)
Fiona Harris Pavilion – Upstairs
Elmore Place, Orelia WA
(Corner Bolton Way) Kwinana
For more information call:
GSK (08) 9444 3737