Learn practical self defence
Develop strength in mind and body
Build Spirit & confidence
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. We have a great support network with 8th Dans in Japan, United States and Australia who sit on our grading panels, run seminars and attend our camps.
Cost Term fees apply
Phone Greg or Jaki Scovell on: 0410465584
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)
Greg Scovell Sensei started Karate in 1972. Due to travel related work he has trained and taught Tae Kwon do, Wu Su and Kyokushin before finally settling on the Sunshine Coast.
He has achieved 4th degree Black belt in Shito Ryu whilst training under Shihan Jason Armstrong. This is the style he now teaches.
See Sensei Greg's karate lineage on the
Senpai Jaki Scovell (2nd Dan)Jaki Scovell, is a 3rd Degree Black belt and has studied Shito-Ryu for over 10 years.
Prior to that Jaki was a certified fitness Instructor.
Senpai Yyvonne (Shodan) who began her training in 2010 is now a shodan in Shito-ryu. She teaches our 5 to 7yr olds (little tigers) and the 8 to 10 yr old (little dragons)
Style and Affiliation:
This club is affiliated with dojo (schools) in Japan (Sensei Uetake 8th Dan), California (Sensei Young - Shotokan - 8th Dan), and Australia (Shihan Armstrong 7th Dan).
Classes will typically involve stretching, focus drills, bag-work and partner interactions. The traditional training will consist of: Kihon (Basic techniques – punches, kicks, combinations, sweeps, throws), Kata (forms and patterns which depict a fighting sequence), Ippon Kumite (single step fighting), Kumite (free fighting – green belt level and above only) and Bunkai (self defense partner work). There is no contact permitted in training for safety reasons.
Classes held in Mapleton School Hall24 Flaxton Drive
Sunshine Coast, Australia
ph 54786996 or 0410465584