In addition to learning enough skill to be dangerous, we teach control, awareness, respect, temperament and maturity to enable you to effectively use those skills, and build charater that will benefit your life.
Karate Philosophy (Dojo-Kun)
Our philosophy concedes that all styles have weaknesses, but that’s no reason to be a ‘Jack of all trades, and master of none’, so as much as we try to fill the style gaps that exist during training, we specialise and will continue to do so.
Students have the opportunity to grade all the way to black belt and beyond, with a recognised grade in Shotokan Karate, under David Rigby Sensei 5th dan AKF, 4th dan JKA.
Karate can be a dynamic sport and once a base level of skill is achieved, Adelaide karate students have the option to compete in tournament events. This is not as dangerous as it may sound and competitors are penalised for excessive contact in kumite categories.
The BodySmith Adelaide Karate instructors are here to guide you through training in a family friendly environment.
Our Adelaide Karate black belts are well trained and qualified.
Adelaide Karate for Adults and Kids
We certainly have a limited focus on competition, compared to some other clubs, but for the young ones, or young at heart, it holds a fantastic ‘Game Day’ experience so karate can fill the sport aspect of life too.
Kids learn the value of winning and losing, effort and reward, respect and honour.