Traditional Karate in a Family Friendly Environment
Kick start your child’s life
The Gold Coast Chito-Ryu Karate Junior Classes are designed specifically for children aged 8-12yrs, this is the perfect place for your children to learn karate in a safe environment.
The classes are fast moving with a combination of traditional karate training and values being taught in fun, encouraging environment. The classes will help students developing co-ordination, motor skills and social ability and most of all have fun doing it!
With Increased Confidence, Self-Esteem and Skills to Back It Up, Your Child Will Never Be Bullied Again!
- Monday 4:50-5:45
- Monday 6:00-8:00 (9th kyu+ combined with Seniors)
- Tuesday 4:50-5:45
- Tuesday 6:00-6:50 (Kobudo (Weapons))
- Wednesday 4:50-5:45
- Wednesday 6:00-8:00 (9th kyu+ combined with Seniors)
- Thursday 4:00-4:50 (combined with Little Champions)
- Thursday 6:00-8:00 (9th kyu+ combined with Seniors)
- Friday 5:30-7:00 (3rd kyu+)
- Saturday 9:30-10:30 (morning)
Ready to start?
There are 2 Great Options to get you started:
or call 1300 557 578 to discuss your needs
WHY SHOULD YOUR CHILD DO KARATE?
There are many reasons for studying karate:-
- Self Confidence
- Discipline & Respect
- Health & Fitness
- Posture & Co-Ordination
- and its fun!
Our Children our Future
We view karate as a means for developing skills for life; our program develops healthy lifestyle habits through regular exercise, self motivation, focus and confidence. Through training in karate your child will learn respect for themselves and for others, key components of a happy healthy lifestyle.
The karate ranking system is a natural way of developing leaders, the responsibility of the senior belts to provide a good example and to help the younger belts is an important component of the Junior Karate program and forms an important part of developing the leadership skills that will develop strong leaders for the future.
Self Confidence is a wonderful thing. You stand taller, you look better and you achieve more. With great self confidence no challenge will be to big for you.
Through the study of Chito-Ryu karate you will become more confident in yourself as you realise just what you can achieve. During the classes you will be constantly amazed at what is possible with a little bit of hard work and the encouragement to try.
Discipline & Respect
As a traditional style of karate discipline and respect are a key aspect of each class. Respect for the instructor, senior students and each other is developed throughout the class, this attitude carries through into life.
Discipline is a big issue in modern society. At Gold Coast Chito-Ryu you learn self-discipline, with self-discipline comes the ability to push yourself harder to obtain your goals. Through self-discipline a child will learn to control his/her behaviour for reasons that they want and know are right not just because they have been told to. Combined with the respect learnt during classes the study of traditional karate at Gold Coast Chito-Ryu helps develops important skills for life.
Children with confidence and good values avoid trouble and are seldom victims of bullying. Gold Coast Karate teaches children the importance of a well balanced attitude of confidence without ego. Ego being one of the primary causes of conflict in children (& adults). With a confident self-assured attitude Gold Coast Karate children do not feel the need to prove themselves to others, hence avoiding trouble. However if the situation calls for it they are capable of taking the appropriate action.
Health & Fitness
Karate is a great way to improve health and fitness. Karate utilises all the muscles in the body as well as providing a great aerobic workout.
In todays environment were children are doing less physical activity as part of their every day play, the need to provide them with an opportunity to participate in an activity that will keep them active is paramount.
Through the proper study of karate you develop stronger joints, build core strength, develop increased lung capacity and can trim off excess fat. Most important of all, children will develop healthy habits to maintain a healthy active life as they grow in to teenagers and young adults.
Posture & Coordination
There are many health and psychological benefits of a correct posture. A correct posture enures the channels are open and the body can function correctly. With a correct posture comes increased self-confidence. Through the study of Chito-Ryu karate you will build the core strength that holds the body in the correct alignment.
When studying in karate you use all the muscles of the body, both left and right. By striking targets and by working together with fellow students you learn muscle control and increased co-ordination. With juniors, games are also incorporated to make motor skills development a fun experience.
Karate is a method of self-defence. It was developed in a time were there could be a need to defend yourself or your loved ones at any moment. We are fortunate enough to live in a time where the need to constantly defend ourselves has deminished but there are still those times when the self defence skills are required.
At Gold Coast Chito-Ryu we teach skills that will allow you to remove yourself from a potentially dangerous situation without harm.
By the development of self-confidence you will find the situation requiring the self-defence skills are less, this is especially the case with children who find with self-confidence they do not need to “prove” themself.
If a situation arises, the ability to remain calm as learnt during the classes allows you to talk or find a way out of the situation before it esculates to violence.
And as a last resort if the situation becomes critical and can not be resolved in any other way Gold Coast Chito-Ryu will teach you the skills required to defend yourself and your loved ones.
Gold Coast Chito-Ryu teaches sports karate and particpates in sports karate tournaments. By participating in sports karate the participant learns important skills valuable for life. Sport teaches you how to perform under pressure, dealing with winning and losing, goal setting, team work and much more. At Gold Chito-Ryu we incorporate all these life skills into the training program whilst making sure that in the end it all remains fun.
With karate looking to become part of the olympics for those with the desire to take their sports karate further there is no limits.
At Gold Coast Chito-Ryu Karate we teach valuable lessons and skills whilst making sure it always remains fun.
With fast moving classes and a great atmosphere your child will be wanting to train more just for the fun of it!
Not everyone wins a prize – We are not a Black Belt Club*.
Getting up again after failing is one of the most important life skills there is. Many of humankind’s greatest achievements would not have been achieved if people had given up after one unsuccessful attempt. The resilience to keep persevering in the face of hardship is a trait that is sadly falling away as modern society has developed a mentality of trying to shelter people from disappointment.
At Gold Coast Chito-Ryu Karate we run a very fair system. If the student meets the requirements for their next level they will pass, if they do not meet the requirements then they will not pass. We do not provide belts for length of service or as part of a contract. We believe that the process of development and working hard to achieve a goal is one of the fundamental benefits of training in traditional karate, along the way there will be elation for passing and disappointment for failing. Important lessons are learnt from both these outcomes.
“Failing a test does not make you a failure”
If a student fails a test we provide the support and guidance to get them on the right track to be successful the next time. We help them understand that failing a test does not make them a failure. We help them understand that getting up and trying again is very important. When a student fails a test we help them identify where they need to focus their efforts to improve and help them set a goal to achieve success.
warning – “Black Belt Club” – Be aware, some schools offer you the opportunity to buy into a Black Belt Club or promise that your child will be a Black Belt in a set period of time when you purchase a package. At Gold Coast Chito-Ryu Karate we do not believe this is right. Every student has the same opportunity to achieve their black belt, there are no special classes exclusively for those that join the Black Belt Club. There is also no guarantee that you will get your Black Belt in a certain length of time depending on how much you pay. At Gold Coast Chito-Ryu Karate we strongly believe that a Black Belt must be earned if it is to have any meaning.
Resources to Achieve
Of course we do not want students to fail so along with our expert tuition in class we provide a comprehensive range of resources to help students understand and develop the requirements for each level.