Beginner Martial Arts & Karate Programs for Kids 6yrs+

Children in our DOJO receive high quality karate instruction.

What exactly will my child learn?

  • Kata (pattern)
  • Bunkai (self-defence application)
  • Kihon (form) practice
  • Kumite (sparring) practice

Just for Kicks! (6-9yrs)

Students attend Just for Kicks! classes for up to two years, and may reach up to blue belt level in this program. Students’ progress is largely determined by frequency of karate training as well their motivation to learn, which of course speeds the learning process.

Just for Kicks! classes give children strong foundations not only in self defence, but in Shitoryu karate. This program articulates into our Intermediate classes for children. 

Monday5:00pm to 5:45pm6-9 years
Wednesday5:00pm to 5:45pm6-9 years
Thursday4:00pm to 4:45pm6-9 years
Friday5:00pm to 5:45pm6-9 years

Just for Kicks! (9-15yrs)

Our teen/youth classes are ideal for self-motivated children, who enjoy being challenged to perform above expectations. These classes are fast-paced and are for kids adept at group and individual learning.

Our classes are a confidence booster, encouraging independent learning and a sense of healthy competition. In addition, these martial arts classes teach the foundations of self-defence and strong foundations in Shitoryu karate. These classes articulate into Advanced Youth.

Tuesday6:00pm to 7:00pm9-15 years
Thursday6:00pm to 7:00pm9-15 years

Karate kids earn a sense of achievement: Karate Belts

Coloured karate belts are awarded in recognition of stages of learning, and are a great way for children to realise and celebrate their achievements.

The practical aspects of Shitoryu Karatedo are learnt in progressive stages, and even though karate is a never-ending learning curve, children and instructor generally know when they are ready to go through to the next learning stage. Children at our dojo are invited by Sensei, when they are ready, to be a part of a symbolic examination to commemorate this special moment.

Learn more about our karate grading here


I would like to say the Sensei is an amazing teacher and I would recommend your school to anyone.

Karate Parent, 2020