Chikara Budo

Strengthen your body and resilience through traditional karate trainingenjoying the lasting friendships you develop along the way.

Training is self paced, family friendly and fun. Students experience a traditional martial arts environment with Japanese terminology and a sensible level of discipline. Chikara Budo encourages sharing of martial art styles with visits by students from other martial art clubs most frequently from the Traditional Japanese Karate Network (TJKN).

Our students are encouraged to extend themselves through tournaments, inter-club training sessions and seminars. Cost details and online payments can be found on the member's page.

Face to face training is not possible at this time due to Covid 19. Please check our facebook page for regular updates at We are also working on some online training resources which will become available at Chikara Budo Online - note please email for logon details.

The Traditional Japanese Karate Network (TJKN) Australian Traditional Karate Championships hosted at West Beach has been delayed this year along with joint training sessions with our fellow karate clubs in the TJKN. We will endeavor to keep the club calendar up to date so keep checking it.

Once we are able training will recommence at our West Beach Dojo. We will once again have some great training days at the dojo and at the beach.

When the temperature is forecast to be 36 degrees or above head straight to beach in front of the public toilets near the West Beach Surf Life Saving club. We will train on the beach and in the water so wear bathers under your Gi.

Training is Monday and Thursday from 6:30pm at West Beach Dojo. Full details of dates and times can be found on the club calendar.

Welcome to any new students that come along to try out training with us - try to come a little early to class to have a chat with the instructor about what to expect in the class and set some goals for yourself.

Existing students should also remember to set goals for themselves and don't forget to ask your Sensei for "homework" to help you achieve those goals. Make sure to get class 15 minutes early to give time to warm up and catch up with your fellow students before training.

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