Fitness - Flexibility - Core Strength - Confidence
What is Karate?
Adults: Adult classes see a variety of people, from high-school students, university students, working parents, all ranging from their teens to their 50`s - age is never a barrier. Classes are designed to suit anyone in any physical condition, whether you are just looking to get fit, or if you want to be pushed to your limit. Adult classes deal with self defence scenarios, physical conditioning, mental conditioning and meditation.
Seniors: These classes are limited to senior ranks (brown belts). The instructors provide personal attention to these students and higher level grading curriculum is the focus. This is also known as the `Black Belt Preparation Training` as it is frequented by those students intending to test for Shodan.
Advanced Seminars: These 90min seminars are held at City East Campus as the CBD provides a central location for the dojo of the Adelaide branch to meet. Held every month, these classes deal with a theme that is not typically covered in regular classes, including black belt level techniques, kata, and bunkai (sel
f defence applications). The topic and guest instructor are announced two weeks in advance, and the seminar is free for all Adelaide branch members.
*NO JOINING FEE*
Further discounts available when paying by term, which is a 3-month block that lines up roughly with school terms (Term 1 Jan-Mar; Term 2 Apr-Jun; Term 3 Jul-Sep; Term 4 Oct-Dec).
Individual: $40/month (or
Family Pass: $90/month (or
UniSA Student Discount: $20/month (or $50/term)
Where are we located?
What do we do in class?
About our style.
The style we 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 other styles. Shito-Ryu possess the kata of both Goju and Shotokan, and it offers a good balance of “linear and hard” with “round and soft”. Therefore, the three styles are innately connected. In fact, Mabuni Sensei regularly collaborated 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.
Feel free to call or email Sarven McLinton (0416 339 619) for more information or use the below email.
About our Instructor.
Sempai Sarven McLinton has lived in Japan and trained in both Shito-ryu Karate and Kyokushin Karate in Australia & the USA. In the years that he lived in Japan Sarven trained at 2 karate dojo(s) daily and currently holds Sandan, a 3rd degree black belt. He also holds Shodan, 1st degree in Eishin-ryu Iaido and has taken Yusho, gold medal in prefectural championships. Sarven travels often, both nationally and internationally to further his knowledge of The Way.
Instructor: Sarven McLinton, 0416 339 619 for more information