Kyokushin karate is a traditional Japanese style of karate developed by the late Sosai Masutatsu (‘Mas’) Oyama. It is highly effective and is considered the strongest karate style.
“Shin” translates to new. We are a new organisation training in the old traditional way.
Shinkyokushin Karate Northern Beaches is a member, as are its students, of the World Karate Organisation Shinkyokushin Kai which is one of the largest karate organisations in the world.
Our organisation’s symbol is called “Kokoro”, which means heart in Japanese describes the melding of the ‘mind’, ‘body’ and ‘skill’ through diligent training and exploration of ourselves in the search for personal development leading to a deeper understanding of ourselves and others.
Karate has many benefits which include improving health and fitness, building discipline and confidence, strengthening your mind and relieving stress.
At our Manly and Berowra dojos, we aim to conduct training in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. We offer classes for adults and older children, starting from age ten and upwards.
About Our Classes
Typical Class Structure
A general karate class usually consists of a combination of stretching, basic techniques such as punches, kicks and blocks, moving basics and kata followed by fitness drills and a few rounds of sparring as time allows.
A session can include fitness and conditioning, partner work with kicking pads or bags, footwork, agility, defensive and offensive techniques and applying newly learnt skills in a controlled setting while practising with a partner.
The structure of the class is altered to accommodate different skills levels and the focus changes weekly depending on what goals the students are working towards.
New to Karate?
We offer a two-week free trial for anyone wishing to try karate. If you have any questions, please reach out through our contact page.