Frequently Asked Questions
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WHAT IS KIMEKAI KARATE?
Kimekai Karate is based on the traditional Shukokai style, its effectiveness is derived from an open mind approach, utilizing concepts from other martial arts such as kick boxing and jiu jitsu.
Kimekai Karate is a dynamic martial art which combines traditional values of respect and discipline with modern teaching methods.
The result is a style which offers the individual the ultimate in personal development as well as self-defence and unarmed combat.
Kimekai Karate is suitable for men and women of all ages because of its emphasis on effective technique as opposed to brute strength.
ARE OUR INSTRUCTORS QUALIFIED?
All Kimekai Instructors have Level 1 or higher National Coaching Accreditations, Certification / Diplomas in Sport Coaching, working with children checks and Level 2 first aid, as per the ASC guidelines.
Kimekai is a member of the Australian Karate Federation (AKF) and Kobe Osaka International (KOI). The AKF is the National Federation recognized by the Australian Sports Commission (ASC).
The KOI is our international parent organization led by Sensei Tommy Morris (8th Dan). Kimekai members and instructors attend annual courses conducted by KOI to ensure we continue to improve.
OUR CLASSES FOR CHILDREN
KIMEKAI has one of the most innovative and effective junior programs available.
Using the latest and most effective coaching methods combined with traditional martial arts concepts, Kimekai guarantees excellent results.
Utilizing a ‘game sense’ approach to coaching, children are introduced to the fascinating world of martial arts. The aim is to develop the skills essential for children to reach their full potential.
At Kimekai, children are introduced to specialized training programs designed to challenge and build confidence tailored to each age group.
Using the Kimekai instruction manual, students maintain enthusiasm and are motivated by clear training objectives, making classes both fun and rewarding.
Many martial arts specialise in one area of physical development – for example kicking in taekwondo and throwing in Judo. In contrast, karate is well balanced as it involves all aspects of training including punching, kicking, blocking, throwing and grappling.
It is an excellent all round activity for any age and will not only increase your strength, fitness, flexibility and co-ordination but also improve your concentration, self discipline and confidence
ARE THERE ANY OTHER CLUB ACTIVITIES?
Kimekai Karate has various affiliations both in Australia and overseas and seminars are regularly available to students to broaden their knowledge.
For those interested in competition you have the opportunity to attend numerous tournaments as well as represent Australia at international competitions.
We have also an active social club which organises frequent social events. For adults this includes BBQ’s, dinners and camps. For juniors there are parties, demonstrations, video nights and camps.