SHOALHAVEN KARATE DO
103 Illaroo Road
Welcome to SHOALHAVEN KARATE-DO.
We are a TRADITIONAL JAPANESE MARTIAL ARTS CLUB based on the TOU-ASA-AN style of KARATE, originally formulated by Gichin Funakoshi - who introduced Kara Te to mainland Japan.
Our main Dojo is located at the ILLAROO ROAD PUBLIC SCHOOL Hall - and we train there on Wednesday and Friday evenings. Our members are of various ages and abilities - and we focus on the "whole package" of Karate, not just a fighting art, but a method of becoming and maintaining flexibility, fitness and general well being. Much emphasis is placed on the safety of participants and we are not a "full contact" organization. However, we do practice practical self defence and realistic options for personal safety. Zen Buddhist thought and concepts are integral to our training and attitude. Formal Zazen (Zen Meditation) classes are held at other times for those so interested.
Being a TRADITIONAL form of KARATE, we also follow the etiquette and methods handed down from the original style - Discipline and Respect are of superior importance, above good physical skills and fighting ability.
We welcome all inquiries and applications for membership.
WEDNESDAYS AND FRIDAYS
6pm - 7:30pm