We Believe That Every Child Has The Right To Feel Safe, To Be Confident, And To Be A Brave Little Champion!
The Karate Kids program will give your children amazing life skills:
Give Your Child The Skills Needed To Succeed in Life
Goshukan Karate Classes for Kids is a specialised program geared towards children aged 4 years old and upwards, designed as an introduction to kids martial arts.
Our Karate lessons for kids prepare young children for the challenges and rigours of the martial arts, as they continue to grow and develop both mentally and physically. Karate encourages the development of skills which can be applied to martial arts and everyday life, such as gross motor skills development, overall strength, balance, coordination, muscle awareness, confidence, and flexibility.
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Karate classes for kids at Goshukan Karate run for 30-45 minutes, depending on the age group. We focus on the development of the child’s personal discipline through awareness, listening and attention skills and find that the kids enjoy the class whilst developing their focu and confidence levels.
Class sizes vary throughout each program and peak time. We abide by recommended instructor ratios which are as follows: kids classes ratio is 15:1 and for general classes it is usually 20:1.
The cost depends on the membership package you have chosen. Our most popular option for the younger kids is one class per week at $25 / week.
Yes we do. We offer discounts for 2nd and 3rd family members and the 4th family member trains for free!
Gradings are essential in the karate (pre-martial arts programs) and we use a simple yet effective grading system to provide the children a goal setting mechanism to show progress and advancement in their training. Grading fees for the Lil Ninja program (4-7yrs) are $50 and include the new belt. Gradings for the junior Karate program (8yrs +) are $60 and include the new belt.
Yes – we encourage first-timers to kids martial arts classes to try an obligation-free, cost-free trial class to meet our talented and friendly instructors, as well as gauge their comfort and interest in the martial arts.
We offer a safe, friendly, and motivating environment that encourages and enables all of our students to realise their full potential. Our teachers are passionate about developing your child’s confidence, physical strength, and emotional and mental skills for them to strive and succeed throughout their life.
We encourage all new students wishing to attend our karate classes for kids to be 15 minutes early to meet with the instructor and be introduced to other students within the class. The instructor will explain to both the parents and the prospective student any “housekeeping” rules (such as bowing), the basic layout of the class, and answer any questions they may have to make them feel more at ease.
We welcome and encourage the parents of prospective and current students to watch their child’s first lesson (and every and any lesson thereafter), but note that guests are not permitted on the training floor. We actively promote a strong parent-instructor relationship for the benefit of the child and their progress. We ensure you the peace of mind to rest assured that your child is in safe hands.
The Trial Offer of 4 classes + a Free Uniform takes care of that. All new beginner students receive their karate uniform at their first class so they feel a part of the class from their very first lesson.
The uniforms come in standard sizes based on your child’s height. Your instructor is best placed to assist you in choosing the right uniform size for your child.
Yes. All teachers have Nationally recognised coaching qualifications, as well as being first aid trained and have Working With Children Checks. We are also a member of the NSW and Australasian Federation of Traditional Karate and Kobudo (AFTK), the government recognised Karate bodies.
We take our duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of all our students seriously, especially our Karate for kids classes. In addition:
Our classes are held in a child-safe room with equipment certified as safe to use with and for children
The training area is properly sanitised and cleaned with commercial-grade and eco-friendly cleaning equipment.
All teachers have recognised coaching qualifications, as well as being first aid trained and have valid and current Working With Children Checks and First Aid Certificates.
The children are regularly familiarised with the training equipment they will use and monitor that their use it proper and appropriate
Instructors take time to demonstrate and clarify the self-defence movements prior to the students attempting the move
elf-defence education and any floor work (such as rolls) are performed on thick, martial-arts tailored mats to protect the student’s health and safety.
Your child will learn the 3 “Ks” of Goshukan Karate Academy:
Kihon (basics) – the fundamentals of Karate such as kicks, blocks, punches and stances
Kata (forms) – a stylised simulation of combat with an “imaginary” opponent which follows a structured sequence of movements
Kumite (sparring) – translated from Japanese to English as “grappling hands”, Kumite is the application of Kihon and Kata against a real opponent. For our karate classes for kids, the Kumite is fully supervised by one or more senior instructors (such as a Sensei and Sempai) who will monitor the safety of each student.
In addition to self-defence techniques above, Goshukan Karate Academy teaches important life skills and positive attitudes which a child will continue to develop and use throughout their adolescent and adult lives, such as:
Self-control and Conflict Resolution,
Respect, Honour and Active Listening.
It is a common misconception that children enrolling in martial arts classes for kids will become uncharacteristically aggressive. However, the truth is quite the opposite.
As mentioned in “What will my child learn in the martial arts?” above, Goshukan Karate Academy teaches your child to be respectful of others through discipline and increased self-esteem. Karate (and martial arts, in general) is known to promote key positive psychological development points such as confidence, focus and concentration, a positive attitude and even leadership qualities such as independent thinking, humility, and patience.
For our Lil Ninja programs, we encourage all our students to attend 1 class per week.. Junior karate and teens (8+ years) are encouraged to attend 1-2 classes per week to maximise the benefits and to better understand and develop the technicalities and mindset of Goshukan Karate Academy. By getting your kids into a regular routine in attending Karate classes, they will not see Karate as a chore, but rather as part of their daily lives.
Yes, we do offer makeup classes for classes that are missed due to sickness or being away (like family holidays).
Our instructors are passionate about karate, and they take their own training and self-development in the art very seriously. Goshukan Karate KIDS instructors enjoy teaching children and share their passion to build strength and confidence through the art of karate.
As a Karate school, we are a member of the NSW and Australasian Federation of Traditional Karate and Kobudo (AFTK), the government recognised Karate bodies. We are also a member of the Japan Karate Federation (JKF) Goju Kai.
Location convenient for you and your child
Many parents of our students begin their child’s Goshukan KarateAcademy journey simply searching for “karate classes for kids near me” or “martial arts for kids near me” online for convenience. It may be common sense to many but finding karate classes for kids close to where you live takes away the time constraint on getting your kids to class, especially if it’s somewhere close to school and home. That being said, we have many students travelling from all over Sydney for karate lessons for kids at Goshukan Karate Academy.
Students are taught in a safe, encouraging and supportive environment and everyone is treated with absolute respect, where all our students feel inspired and empowered to reach their maximum potential as young adults.
We understand that children, especially those who attend our kids’ karate classes should be positively motivated and reassured – not pushed and pressured. Goshukan Karate Academy believes in a nurturing, supportive, and motivating environment for our students to maximise the “fun factor” whilst still instilling the principles of martial arts.
We understand that it can be challenging for a young child to commit to the rigours of Karate classes for kids, but like many things in life: Consistency is key.
We always encourage our student’s parents to speak with their kids and understand the underlying cause as to “why” they want to quit. It may be something as simple as spending more time with their friends, wanting to play video games, or potentially to take a short break due to increased homework load.
Whatever the reason may be, we understand and encourage you to speak with one of our instructors first before making the decision to stop their classes..
By encouraging your child to see things through, you are helping us instil a sense of discipline, dedication and commitment to a goal which will speak volumes for the child’s development into a well-rounded adolescent and adult later in life.
There is usually free street parking around each location. We recommend contacting the relevant Goshukan Karate Academy and/or checking Google Maps you are interested in enrolling your child in to confirm the best parking location close to the training centre: