Adelaide Karate Training

At BodySmith Fitness we also offer a range of extra services you don’t normally find in a fitness centre, such as traditional Shotokan Karate in Adelaide.

Under the guidance of the JKA Karate Adelaide, members can gain skills, achieve belts, learn self defence and potentially even compete in karate tournaments as a sport.  Fantastic for building confidence, strength and coordination, self discipline and self defence classes Adelaide.  We also have Kids Karate Lessons HERE.

Our full-time Noarlunga Karate dojo is part of the BodySmith Fitness Centre and members have access 24 hours a day to practice in their own time, as well as our instructed classes.  We engage in seminars within the larger Adelaide Karate community and beyond, training with national and even international instructors, keeping our standard very high.

Interested in Karate?

Adelaide Karate Basic Kumite


In addition to learning enough skill to be dangerous, martial arts teach control, awareness, respect, temperament and maturity to enable you to effectively use those skills, and build charater that will benefit your life.  It’s far more than self defence class in Adelaide.

Karate Philosophy (Dojo-Kun)

  • Seek Perfection of Character
  • Be Sincere and Truthful
  • Put Maximum Effort into Everything You do
  • Respect Others as Yourself
  • Develop Self Control and Discipline

Karate Lessons

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 in what Shotokan Karate excels in and will continue to do so.

Karate Training Comprises

  • Kihon (Basic Fundamentals)
  • Kumite (Fighting)
  • Kata (Forms)
  • Bunkai (Application of Kata)

Karate Basic Line work
Karate Grading at Bodysmith Fitness

Adelaide Karate Gradings

Students have the opportunity to grade all the way to black belt and beyond, with an internationally recognised JKA grade in Shotokan Karate, under David Rigby Sensei 5th dan AKF, 4th dan JKA.

Belt Ranking

  • Graded Progress
  • High Standard
  • Respected Examiner

Sport Karate – Competition

With Karate entering the Olympics for the first time in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, more eyes are on the sport of Karate!  Karate can be a very 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.


  • Kata (Forms)
  • Kumite (Fighting)
  • Extremely safe and controlled

BodySmith Sponsored Karate Competition AKF Nationals 2015 South Australia
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Karate Dojo For Life

There are so many aspects to Karate and ways it enriches and benefits your life. From self defense to sporting achievements, it is one of those things in life that doesn’t come easy, but if you’re prepared to put in the time and the effort you will be positioned to succeed in whatever you put your mind to.

Adelaide Karate for Adults and Kids

Karate Gakyu Zuki
Kids Karate Adelaide
Karate Jason Matt Kurt
Karate successful competition

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.

Matt and Justin 2nd Dan Grading
Karate Oi-Zuki
Empi Kata Bunkai
Karate Kata Jump

Kids learn the value of winning and losing, effort and reward, respect and honour.

Start your Martial Arts journey today.

Complete the Contact Form below and we will contact you to discuss how we can help you achieve your goals.

Interested in Karate?

Call us.

:0401 118 962
(1800 263 976)

Contact Us.

Find us.

84B Dyson Road, Noarlunga Centre, 5068

(facing David Witton Drive)

Operating 24 hours.

Current Karate Classes:
  • Beginners/All Grades 5:30pm – 6:30pm
  • Intermediate/Higher Grades 6:00pm – 7:30pm
  • Beginners/All Grades 5:30pm – 6:30pm
  • Intermediate/Higher Grades 6:00pm – 7:30pm