A Traditional Style of Karate-Do
All programs at Sunshine Coast Karate are based around the traditional Chito-Ryu™ method of Karate. Like all forms of Budo (Japanese Martial Arts), Chito-Ryu™ is primarily concerned with the development of ones character. Of course throughout the study of Chito-Ryu™ practitioners also develop many practical self-defence skills while building an indomitable spirit.

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Program Features

All programs at Sunshine Coast Karate are designed to challenge you mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually. When you start a training program at Sunshine Coast Karate you can expect to experience training in the following areas:

  • Reigi Saho (Correct Manners/Etiquette)
  • Kihon (basics)
  • Kata (sequences)
  • Bunkai (applications)
  • Kumite (sparring)
  • Kobudo (weapons)
  • Nage waza (throwing techniques)
  • Ukemi (break fall techniques)

In addition to the above, all training programs include the following:

  • Fitness
  • Flexibility
  • Strengthening & conditioning
  • Meditation
  • Leadership
  • Team building
  • Life skills

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Positive & Supportive Guidance
The instruction team at Sunshine Coast Karate are under the supervision of Martin & Sandra Phillips who have many years of experience. Sunshine Coast Karate instructors are skilled in positive reinforcement and quickly achieve results with students of all ages by embodying the following key principles:

  • Effort
  • Character & Self Esteem
  • Sincerity & Respect
  • Self-control
  • Etiquette

As students progress through the ranks they will move from beginner to intermediate to advanced training within their studies of Chito-Ryu Karate. Throughout their training journey they will also have the opportunity to develop themselves via workshop intensives, holiday programs, tournaments, regular gradings, private tuition and training camps, guest instructors and more.


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Community Adventures & Fun!
Have fun, learn, grow and experience some great times with a great community of like minded people.  Here is a glimpse of some of the additional events you will also be invited to enjoy with your family and friends.

  • Easter Family/Training Days
  • Christmas Family Picnic, Presentations &  Training
  • Summer Beach Training
  • Annual Laserzone Party
  • Training Camps & Guest Instructors
  • Aussie Teams Travel to International Competitions
  • And More

We look forward to welcoming you to our karate family.

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Family Karate (all ages family groups)