Beginners (Adults) are welcome to try on Mon@6:30, Wed@6pm and Sat@2:30pm class. Kids can try on Mon@5pm, Wed@5pm and Sat@2:30pm.
Please make sure to book as trials may not be available due to grading or special club events. Please cut all your nails, remove all the accessories and arrive 15 min before the class. BYO water and towel. Mon and Wed classes are at Richmond and Sat at South Yarra.
1) What is the youngest age to start Karate?
Generally speaking, children of 6 years of age and above are suitable to commence our Karate classes. If they are too young, they often struggle to sustain focus in our group activities.
22) I have previous experience in Karate. Can I wear the old uniform and belt?
You are more than welcome to wear the uniform you own and we will not be offended by that. During the regular training, you may wear your old budge on as long as you are comfortable. (Except for competitions) If you have taken more than 6 months off training, we ask everyone to wear white belts until your fitness, knowledge and regular training routine are back to the standard. If you come from different style other than SKIF, it will be polite to wear a white belt. If you are joining us as a guest visitor, please wear your usual outfit. Everyone is warmly welcome to train with us!
3) I have physical conditions. Can I do Karate?
People with arthritis, diabetes and asthma train Karate and often help their conditions. If you have knee injuries, Shotokan Karate may aggravate so you have to modify and take precautions. Suitability depends on your condition so it will be the best to discuss with the teacher.
4) How much is the training fee? Where do I get uniform?
In 2017, Training fee is $120/month for adults, $90 for students and $85 for kids. Joining fee is $90/85(under 17) Unlimited training so the more you train, it becomes a better value. You will also receive the information package on the day of your free trial class. There is no obligation to join at your trial session so please feel free. You can order your uniform at the dojo.
5) How often should I train?
You are encouraged to train at least twice a week. Training fee does not change if you train once a month or three times a week or more. Therefore you get both physical and financial benefit by regular attendance. People generally lose fitness after 4 days. If you only train once a week or less, you do not get fit for Karate easily. There are many events with Karyukai throughout the year (including grading) and some events require regular attendance.
6) How do I choose a dojo?
Try out several places before choosing one. The deciding factor is various. Feasibility with your timetable, location, fitness level and ambition etc... Karyukai differs from other dojos in a sense of strong community and traditional Japanese training style. We emphasise on team spirit and helping one another. There are many training opportunities with amazing masters. If you reach green belt level and have been training regularly, you maybe selected to attend training trip to Japan. We offer varieties of social events and cultural functions. We are also very proud to have general high standards in all areas of Karate; knowledge, skills, dexterity, etiquette and commitment.
7) Do you enter competitions?
Yes we do. However, our priority is in the traditional training and Karate philosophy. The sports side of Karate is used to encourage comradeship, goal settings and strengthening performance ability under pressure. Once a year, we have one compulsory attendance to competition as a whole club. There are many other competitions you can enter but these are only optional.
8) Do you offer private tuitions?
Available upon requests. Conditions apply. Please email us.
9) Can I speak with the chief instructor?
Certainly. You can call 0404900489.