Basic self defense is the first level of activity this club provides. Over time, as a student progresses, we then build in the rigors and traditions of Japanese Karate. Beginners and general public are welcome.
Phone Lois Rowley on: 0418 624707
About the Instructors:
We have a number instructors that have come together from a number of different styles including: Shotokan, Shito-ryu, Kyokushin and Tae Kwon Do. The style we all now practice is Shito-Ryu Karate which was founded by Kenwa Mabuni. As a beginner this will be the core of your training and as you progress you will gain an understanding of broader styles and techniques. Shito-Ryu possess the kata of both Goju and Shotokan and offers a good balance of “liner and hard” with “round and soft”. Therefore, the three styles are innately connected. In fact, Mabuni Sensei (who founded Shito-ryu) regularly trained with Funakoshi (Shotokan) and Miyagi (Goju) to work on concepts, techniques and kata. We honour this age-old tradition and so enjoy training with other styles/clubs and welcome students from the many forms of martial arts to come into our dojo and train with other like minded people.
Sensei Greg Scovell (4th Dan) started Karate in 1972. He has trained within Asia, lived in Japan and due to travel related work gained Shodans in Tae Kwon do, Wu Su and Kyokushin before finally settling on the Sunshine Coast. He achieved Shodan in Shito Ryu whilst training under Sensei Jason Armstrong. See Sensei Greg's karate lineage on the Karate family tree....
Senpai Jaki Scovell (2nd Dan)
Senpai Lois Rowley (2nd Dan)
Style and Affiliation:
This club is affiliated with dojo (schools) in Japan (Sensei Uetake 8th Dan), California (Sensei Young - - 7th Dan), and Australia (Shihan Armstrong 7th Dan).