Personal Development primary focus
Practical Self Defence Traditional & Competition
Shihan Tracy Ellis is the Chikara Budo senior instructor. Tracy graded early this year with the International Budo Federation to Godan (5th level black belt) which carries the title of Shihan. With over 20 years karate experience which was mostly spent in karate training with the Go Kan Ryu karate club. Tracy also helped setup Yu Ki Do and was the elected secretary of the Australian Martial Arts Association (AMAA) from 2003 to 2005. She has also trained with Aiki Budo.
Sensei Damien graded to Sandan in December 2007 and has over 20 years martial arts experience. Most of this (over 10 years) was karate training with the Go Kan Ryu karate club. He then helped to setup a smaller karate club - Yu Ki Do before creating Chikara Budo with Tracy sensei. Damien has also trained with Aiki Budo and been a committee member of the AMAA.
Beginners don't need karate uniforms
- we stock for you to purchase if you decide to sign up for a term
About the Style we Practice
Karate fundamentals in our Chikara budo club are based on shotokan and goju ryu styles will train you in basic techniques, advanced techniques, kata, bunkai (practical applications) and kumite (non-contact sparring). Also covered are introductory jujitsu techniques including break falls, basic throws and basic locks
Within the Traditional Japanese Karate Network we have a great support network with 7th & 8th degree black belts in Japan, United States and Australia who sit on our grading panels, run seminars and attend our camps.
Videos on Basic Technique for White to Orange belts:
- filmed mid-1990s & adult focused teaching style
5. Introduction to kick (knee/ankle lift variant 1)...
Note: These videos cover an initial understanding of technique in one variant
How to tie your belt
- you need to be able to for your belt test if you are 6yrs old or older
First lesson free
Students are often surprised that they can have fun while getting a tough workout. We are proud that we can provide one of the few activities for whole families to participate in together
Students are encouraged to arrive at their class 15 minutes early to warm up before training begins
New students can join any time.
Training Times Mondays & Thursdays
6:30pm to 7:30pm juniors (6-13) & beginners
7:30pm to 9pm seniors & advanced
Karate Dojo location & Contact Details
West Beach Primary School, Adelaide
With some hot days coming up don't forget that if the temperature is forecast to be 36 degrees or above head straight to beach in front of the public toilets near the West Beach Surf Life Saving club. We will train on the beach and in the water so wear bathers under your Gi.
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