Campbelltown Karate Dojo - Adelaide

Fitness - Flexibility - Core Strength - Confidence

Self Defence - Sport & Competition

What is Karate?

Karate is a traditional art of self defence that evolved in the islands of Okinawa and mainland Japan. It has since developed in to a popular pastime for millions around the world, and is also practiced as a competitive sport. At our dojo, we teach both traditional and modern aspects of karate to create a well rounded experience.

About our Instructor.

Sempai Sarven McLinton has lived in Japan and trained in both Shito-ryu Karate and Kyokushin Karate in Australia & the USA. In the years that he lived in Japan Sarven trained at 2 karate dojo(s) daily and currently holds Yondan, a 4th degree black belt in Shito-ryu. He also holds Shodan, 1st degree in Eishin-ryu Iaido and has taken Yusho, gold medal in prefectural championships. Sarven travels often, both nationally and internationally to further his knowledge of The Way.

Where are we located?

ARC Campbelltown,

531 Lower North East rd.

(upstairs in the ‘Program Room’)

What types of classes do you run?

Under 12`s: These classes are designed to develop basic motor skills (like balance and hand-eye coordination) whilst also introducing younger children to the traditional aspects of martial arts. Instructors reinforce discipline and etiquette whilst maintaining a good balance between serious training and light-hearted games designed to improve their karate. Confidence building exercises and school bullying are also covered. These classes maintain a high instructor-to- student ratio to ensure your child is receiving quality attention.

Adults: Adult classes see a variety of people, from high-school students, university students, working parents, all ranging from their teens to their 50`s - age is never a barrier. Classes are designed to suit anyone in any physical condition, whether you are just looking to get fit, or if you want to be pushed to your limit. Adult classes deal with self-defence scenarios, physical conditioning, mental conditioning and meditation.

Advanced: These 2 hour seminars are held in the CBD, providing a central location for all the dojo in the Adelaide branch of the TJKN to meet. Held once every month, these classes deal with a theme that is not typically covered in regular classes, including black belt level techniques, tournament kata, and advanced bunkai (self-defence applications). These classes are limited to coloured belts so that the instructors can provide personal attention to students who already have a grasp of the basics. The topic for the month’s Advanced Seminar is usually announced inadvance, and the seminars are free for all our members.


You can simply pay for training on a monthly basis, or receive a discount for paying for a term which is a 3-month block (Term 1 Jan-Mar; Term 2 Apr-Jun; Term 3 Jul-Sep; Term 4 Oct-Dec). We train continuously throughout the year, including during school and university holidays. The only break we take off training is during the Christmas and New Year holiday.

Individual: $40/month (or $100/term)

Training for one adult or one child, which covers attendance to as many classes per week as you like for a whole month.

Family Pass: $90/month (or $250/term)

Attendance to the appropriate classes for 3 or more members of the same family. This option is cheaper than paying three separate memberships and allows as many brothers, sisters, and parents to train as often as you like.

University Student: $20/month (or $50/term)

Current university students receive a discounted rate to assist with balancing tertiary education, work, and hobbies.

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