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GKR Karate Holiday Special Queensland
GKR Karate Holiday Special Queensland

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Why Karate?

Let me first assure you, spinning back kicks and single-handed push ups are not what you’ll see in a GKR karate class.

Despite being a great way to keep fit, flexible and coordinated, the top benefits of karate listed by our students might actually surprise you – focus; respect; confidence; discipline; self-defence; self-awareness; friendships; goal setting; building strong family bonds and team work.

Don’t they sound more appealing than single-handed push ups? We sure think so. 

Give us a call to find out how karate could change your life or the life of someone in your family.

Sensei Michelle – 0407 427 062
[email protected]

Classes & Programs

KIDS

FOCUS

Martial arts clubs like GKR provide their instructors with progressive lesson plans, so students learn at the right pace for their age and level. As their confidence and ability grows, so does the focus required to ‘master’ each new technique.

CONFIDENCE

Expect to see your child’s confidence grow within the first six months of karate. Although their skill as a martial artist is still in infancy, regular training of this nature improves their ability to ‘handle’ emotions, reactions and physical responses in any conflict or bullying situation.

respect

Regardless of style or origin, all martial arts disciplines are built on a foundation of respect for the individual, their instructors and fellow students.

At GKR Karate respect is one of our five ‘Dojo Kun’ – the list of rules each student or instructor must abide by when entering the training arena.

Check out our full ‘dojo kun’ here.

FRIENDSHIPS

While we pursue an individual goal and journey, we train, support and often compete as a group. Regardless of the sport, if your child is having fun and making friends they’ll want to keep training.

Real People.
Real Stories.

“The two hardest belts to achieve are black … and white.”

 

A white belt signifies the start of your karate journey – a beginner learning new skills, in a new environment. We understand those things might be daunting for your child, so GKR promotes a friendly, welcoming environment. Our instructors are trained with carefully designed lesson plans to ensure all students learn at the right pace for their age, ability and confidence level.

Don’t just take our word for it. Hear directly from our parents about the positive influence karate has had on their kids.

DUNBAR FAMILY

The Dunbars started training as a family 6 years ago. Signed up on a ‘trial lesson’ by a friend, they came along as moral support – and never stopped. Their daughter Abby is now a confident young lady as well as a GKR dual National Champion.

ELLISON FAMILY

Susan’s daughter was being bullied at school and her boys were … boys! Karate has given her daughter confidence and her sons focus and discipline.

inside the dojo

Take a sneek peek at what happens inside the dojo doors.

TRAINING AS A

FAMILY

BONDING

At GRK families train together. It’s not only a great way to bond, it will keep your kids connected to the family unit for longer by sharing a common interest.

FITNESS

Although perhaps not the obvious choice for fitness, karate does provide a full body work out.

Every class with combine high and low-intensity cardio training with strength building in the arms, legs and core.

RELATIONSHIP

Many of our parents don’t set out to join karate. They start on the sidelines until eventually, after months of coaxing and persuasion, they join their kids.

This often puts the child at a more advanced level and now the ‘sensei’ (teacher) in the relationship. Many parents say this role reversal strengthens the bond with their child.

MOTIVATION

Training as a family has many benefits, but mostly our parents tell us what a great motivator it is – for them and the kids. It’s harder to ‘just miss this one class’ they say, when others are waiting on you.

times & locations

REDLANDS

ALEXANDRA HILLS

Hilliard's State School
Cnr of Alexandra Circuit & Hannover Drive
Alexandra Hills,  Queensland

Wednesday 6.30 - 7.30 pm

CAPALABA
Capalaba State College
150 Mount Cotton Road
(Entry via Senior Campus School Road)
Capalaba Queensland 4157

Tuesday 4.45pm - 5.45 pm
Saturday 9.30 - 11 am

cleveland

Cleveland State School
Cnr Wynyard St
Cleveland

Monday Kids 4.30 - 5.30 pm
Thursday 6.00 - 7.30 pm

REDLAND BAY

Community Hall
Weinam St
Redland Bay,  Queensland

Wednesday 6 - 7.30 pm
Friday 6 - 7 pm

Thornlands

Thornlands State School
South Street
Thornlands Queensland 4164

Monday 6 - 7 pm
Wednesday 6 - 7.30 pm
Saturday 9.30 - 10.30 am

VICTORIA POINT

Community Hall
Corner of Link and Colburn Avenue
Victoria Point, Queensland

Monday 6.30 - 8pm

Wellington Point Anson Road

Wellington Point State High School
Badgen Road (Entry via Anson Road)
Wellington Point Queensland 4160

Tuesday 6 - 7.30pm

Wellington Point Main Road

Wellington Point State School
476 Main Road
Wellington Point Queensland 4160

Saturday 9 - 10am

BRISBANE CENTRAL

Balmoral

Balmoral High School
Lytton Road
Morningside Queensland 4170

Wednesday 6 - 7 pm

gumdale

Gumdale State School
677 New Cleveland Road
Gumdale

Thursday 6 - 7 pm

holland park

Holland Park State School
59 Abbotsleigh St (Entry via Wilbur Street)
Holland Park Queensland 4121

Sunday 10 - 11 am

Tingalpa

Tingalpa State School
1546 Wynnum Road
Tingalpa Queensland 4173

Monday 6 - 7 pm

WYNNUM
Wynnum Christian Community Church
161 Preston Road
Manly West Queensland 4178

Wednesday 6 - 7 pm
Saturday 9.30 - 10.30 am

BRISBANE southside

Eagleby
Eagleby South State School
Fryar Road
Eagleby Queensland 4207

Monday 6 - 7 pm
Thursday 6 - 7 pm

EIGHT MILE PLAINS
State School
Warrigal Road
Eight Mile Plains

Wednesday  6.30 - 8.00 pm
Saturday 10.30 - 12.00 pm

Kimberley Park
Kimberley Park State School
6 Floret St
Shailer Park Queensland 4128

Wednesday Kids 4 - 5 pm
Wednesday 6 - 7 pm
Friday Kids 4 - 5 pm
Friday 6 - 7 pm
Saturday 9 - 10.30 am
Sunday 9 - 10 am

mansfield

Mansfield High School
Broadwater Road
Mansfield Queensland 4122

Saturday 9.30 - 11 am

mt gravatt
Mt Gravatt East State School
35 Wecker Road
Mount Gravatt Queensland 4122

Monday 6 - 7.30pm
Wednesday 6 - 7.30pm
Friday 6 - 7 pm

SPRINGWOOD

Springwood Central State School
34 Dennis Road (Entry via Murrajong Road)
Springwood Queensland 4127

Friday Kids 3.30 - 4.30 pm

sunnybank

Sunnybank High School
Gager St
Sunnybank

Thursday 6.00 - 7.00 pm

BRISBANE SOUTH WEST

acacia ridge

Acacia Ridge State School
Nyngam St
Acacia Ridge

Tuesday  6.00 - 7.30 pm

algester
Algester State School
Ridgewood Road
Algester

Wednesday  6.30 - 8.00 pm
Friday 4.30 - 5.30 pm
Saturday 9.30 - 11.00 pm

Moorooka

Moorooka State School
Sherley Street (Entry via Beaudesert Road)
Moorooka Queensland 4105

Tuesday 6.15 - 7.15 pm

Salisbury

Salisbury State School
19 Cripps St
Salisbury

Thursday Kids 5 - 6 pm

STRETTON

Stretton State College
Junior Campus
Gowan & Illaweena St
Stretton

Friday 7.00 - 8.30 pm

Contact MICHELLE

Region 29 Sales
0407 427 062
[email protected]