Karate in Nerang

Karate in Nerang

Karate Classes

We are located centrally on the Gold Coast close to Nerang.
The institute provides Martial Arts training to students from all over the Gold Coast in particular students from surrounding suburbs of Ashmore, Molendinar, Southport, Crestwood, Nerang, Benowa, Bundall, Labrador, Chirn Park, Surfers Paradise, Highland Park, Arundel, Parkwood, Gaven. With our convenient access to the M1 many of our students make the easy commute from the northern areas of the Gold Coast such as Coomera, Upper Coomera, Hope Island, Pacific Pines, and Helensvale.  We even have students that travel from as far away as Brisbane.  Karate classes and private Karate lessons are held Monday through to Saturday.

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State of the Art


Ashmore DojoThe Karate Centre offers first class full time facilities with much thought having gone into the design and fit-out.
This includes a fully matted training area, full length mirrors,  traditional weight training facility and bag-work areas, all in a well lit, safe environment.
The Gold Coast Karate & Kobudo Centre offers a clear path to Black Belt that when followed will see students achieve a Black Belt along with the level of personal excellence that is often associated with the rank.

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Not All Karate Schools are the Same


Okinawan Masters
The 1936 meeting of the Okinawan Masters. O’Sensei is back row second from the left


The term Martial Arts has a broad meaning encompassing, Karate, Taekwondo, Kung Fu or Gung Fu, Judo, Silat, Aikido, Jiujutsu (Jujutsu, Jujitsu), Muay Thai (Thai boxing), Ninjutsu, Hapkido and Tai Chi. Collectively the Japanese Martial Arts are summarised by the term Budo (Warrior Way), in the West we have called them Fighting Arts or Martial Arts. Karate alone has many styles within it. Some of the more prominent ones in Australia include Chito-Ryu, Shotokan , Kyokushin, Kempo, Goju Ryu and Go Kan Ryu (GKR Karate).

Choosing the right Martial Art can get confusing. Irrespective of which Martial Art you as a potential student may wish to learn, whether Karate, Taekwondo, Kung Fu or some of the lessor known fighting systems; your decision needs to be based on the quality of the teaching staff, the facility and the curriculum content.

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What Training Will Do For You


John Lenton Karate
Karate for all ages

It is widely recognised that the Martial Arts have far reaching benefits that go beyond the self defence aspects. Participants learning the Martial Arts worldwide attest to an overall improved lifestyle from their training.

Benefits include: physical benefits such as improved fitness, higher energy levels, greater strength and flexibility; mental benefits include stress relief, strong focus, concentration, clarity of thought and the development of character traits such as self discipline, self control and self confidence. Additional benefits reveal themselves in everyday life in a wide variety of ways including: weight loss, back pain relief and the strength to give up smoking, improved grades at school and better time management.

Children particularly benefit from the Institute’s Kids Karate classes. Our program teaches children the values of perseverance and commitment, enabling them to recognise that they can achieve their goals when they are broken down into smaller pieces.

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