Karate Classes

Karate offers something for everyone, regardless of age or ability and as such, Doryoku Ryu offers a range of classes to suit everyone. Our karate classes are run on a weekly bases throughout the year and remain open during the usual school holidays meaning that you can get into a set routine with your training.


Discover the perfect blend of fitness, discipline, and fun for your young champion with our Junior Karate Classes, tailored for children aged 4 to 10. Our engaging karate training not only keeps kids active and enthralled but also nurtures essential life skills. Through dynamic sessions, children cultivate discipline, respect, and self-confidence while building a strong foundation for self-defense. The physical training enhances coordination, motor skills, and overall fitness.

Our extensive experience has shaped a comprehensive children's training program, successfully taught in schools and our dedicated junior classes. We understand that learning is most effective when it's enjoyable, and that's why our junior program seamlessly merges the principles of karate with engaging karate-related games and fun activities. Additionally, our exclusive junior grading syllabus offers extra free gradings, ensuring continuous motivation and excitement in their training journey.

Children are the future of martial arts, representing the upcoming generation of black belts and instructors. Their participation is pivotal in securing the legacy of Martial Arts for years to come.

Is your child:

  • Easily bored?
  • Full of boundless energy?
  • Quick to lose interest?
  • Spending too much time on video games?
  • In need of motivation?

Our Junior Classes, an integral part of our public class timetable, cater specifically to children aged 4 to 10. These 45-minute sessions are designed to impart knowledge, encourage learning, and provide heaps of fun. Plus, our regular certificates of achievement serve as a confidence-boosting testament to your child's progress and focus. Enrol your child today in our Junior Karate Classes and embark on a rewarding journey of growth, skill development, and newfound confidence.

Junior karate classes


Karate transcends age, making it an ideal pursuit for every member of the family, from youngsters to elders. While karate training is an individual journey, our group classes allow each family member to advance at their own pace within the same engaging session.

At Doryoku Ryu, we recognise the value of family bonds and actively foster this through our family-friendly approach. We offer a special family discount to ensure that everyone can join in the enriching experience of karate training together.

In today's fast-paced world, family time is more precious than ever. With fluctuating work hours and demanding schedules, finding meaningful ways to connect has become essential. Karate provides a unique opportunity for parents and children to bond while pursuing a shared goal. Through the ranks, families progress together, celebrating achievements as a united force.

For our younger students, having a parent, guardian, or older family member alongside them can be a comforting and motivating experience. Conversely, supporting and training with a younger family member can serve as a compelling reason for adults to embark on their own karate journey. Countless adults have commenced their training in this very way, experiencing personal growth alongside their loved ones.

Family karate classes


Our Adult Karate Classes offer a more mature karate experience for those who want to hone their skills, embrace new challenges, and thrive in a supportive environment. While occasional junior students may join, this is at the discretion of the instructor and all students are expected to train as adults in this class.

Adults are drawn to Karate for diverse reasons, including:

  • Cultivating a fulfilling hobby
  • Exploring an intriguing art form
  • Fulfilling a long-held aspiration
  • Achieving the prestigious black belt
  • Enhancing fitness and shedding weight
  • Gaining self-defence proficiency
  • Rebuilding lost confidence
  • Nurturing social connections and camaraderie
  • Seeking stress relief

Karate extends a warm welcome to adults of all ages, whether you're in your 20s, 30s, 40s, or 50s. Your initial fitness level is inconsequential, as our training regimen progressively enhances strength and endurance.

Our dojo hosts a diverse community of Karate enthusiasts with varied backgrounds: school mealtime assistants, marines, hospital consultants, administration staff, firefighters, tradespeople, retail employees, teachers, care assistants, university students, and more. Yet, within the dojo, all individuals stand on equal footing.

Adult karate classes