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 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.

Classes are run on Monday and Thursday from 6:30pm. Please check our facebook page for regular updates at and our club calendar.  Online training resources are available to member students at  Chikara Budo Online - note please email for access details.

The Traditional Japanese Karate Network (TJKN)  2023 Australian Traditional Karate Championships was recently hosted at West Beach  with over 70 competitors. 

When the temperature is forecast to be 36 degrees or above head straight to beach. Normally we meet in front of the public toilets near the West Beach Surf Life Saving club but as this is being redeveloped this year we have been meeting further north near the public toilets adjacent to Stanhope street.  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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