The only full time martial arts center on the Sydney city fringe. Sydney Karate Club offers a wide range of classes in the arts of Freestyle Karate, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, MMA, Arnis, Kubodo and Yoga. We also offer children’s classes from 3 years old. Sydney Karate Club is open to men, women and child of any age.
If you want to get fit, have fun and learn self defence – Sydney Karate Club is the place for you!
Sydney Karate Club was established in the Ultimo area in 2002. The club was founded with the goal of teaching self-defence to a small group of friends, and from here Sydney Karate Club has grown, offering freestyle karate and self-defence classes to people of all ages from its specialised facility in Ultimo.
Sydney Karate Club started its first classes in the park on Mary Ann St. The Club quickly grew and moved into the Harris Community Centre Church Hall in 2003 and in 2005 Sydney Karate Club opened its second location in the West Epping Scout Hall. After 9 years in the Harris Community Centre Sydney Karate Club made the decision to set-up its own permanent space in the area moving one street away to 190/392 Jones St Ultimo. In 2012 Sydney Karate Club ratified its constitution, and become an Incorporated Sports Organisation, continuing its original goal to teach self-defence with all profits being directed back into the club.
Our classes are open to men, women, and children. We welcome anyone who wants to learn.
Tiny Tigers (3-5 yrs)
Want your child to learn self control, teamwork, manners or confidence? Or how about learning what to do in an emergency, how to introduce themselves or how to deal with strangers? With a new theme every week your child will learn valuable life skills as well as have fun, keep active and develop basic motion skills and hand-eye coordination.
This program has been created specifically for 3 to 5 year olds and focuses on Life Skills, Safety Skills and Basic Martial Arts Skills.
Little Ninjas (6-12 yrs)
Recent studies demonstrate that willpower (self control) is a key factor in life success, and it is a core martial arts skill in our Ninjas classes.
Our specialised curriculum teaches kids, not only self control, but valuable self-protection skills and builds confidence like no other activity. Little Ninjas Kids Karate classes teach children how to gain control of their mind, body and emotions.
Plus, every class we teach provides a safe, fun, high-energy workout that motivates children to reach new levels of mental and physical performance. When a child has the courage and willpower to overcome obstacles success naturally follows.
Teen Karate (13-15 yrs)
Our Teen Karate program is based on Kaizen Ryu Freestyle Karate system. This class is an even mix of fun and hard work targeted to teenagers, everyone is welcome.
Freestyle Karate (16 yrs +)
Kaizen Ryu Freestyle Karate classes are open to anyone aged 16 years and up. This class is an even mix of men and women with a wide age range – everyone is welcome.
Kaizen Ryu Freestyle Karate is a freestyle or mixed martial art, incorporating elements of Karate, Kung Fu, Kick-boxing, Arnis, Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, Muay Thai, Weapons, Ground fighting and Grappling.
Our classes follow the traditional coloured karate belt levels, but Kaizen Ryu takes the approach that every belt is different, with each new belt focusing on a new, more technical topic than the previous and adapting each of these topics into modern self-defence applications.
Kaizen Ryu classes can be very challenging both mentally and physically, but all classes are aimed to be delivered to students of any skill level, from beginner to expert.
Traditional Weapons (18 yrs +)
Ryu Kyu Kobudo Kai is a traditional martial art, originating from Okinawa and centered around training with weapons for self-defense,
Weapons covered include the Bo, Sai, Kama, Tonfa, and Nunchaku. The basics of attack and defense with each weapon are covered as well as sparring with each weapon against the others, and the practice of traditional Kata or forms.
Due to the use of prohibited weapons in this class (Sydney Karate Club Instructors have Permits to possess and teach these weapons) the class has an 18+ age limit
This class is a great addition to any training, opening up a whole new part of the martial arts not offered in most other classes.
Hyper (All Ages)
Hyper Pro Training Sessions are 60-minute classes that combine advanced plyometrics, cross training, stretching, high level kicks, acrobatics, tricking and extreme martial arts kicks, forms and weapons. There great fun for everyone. Check out the video to understand more
Grappling / BJJ
Our Grappling program follows a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu style instructional syllabus. Students progress through 6 levels designated by coloured rash shirts; white, blue, purple, brown, black, red. The focus is on “no-gi” style grappling and competition. Our students regularly compete in ISKA promoted competitions. This class also delivers a fusion of street smart MMA.
We try to maintain the cost of training in any program at Sydney Karate Club at an affordable level.
All programs require an annual insurance fee to be paid with membership and annually on the 1st March, which is usually around $50.
Class costs are based on a monthly commitment:
Freestyle Karate (16 years +) – $45/fortnight
Teen Karate (13 – 15 years) – $45/fortnight
Traditional Weapons (18 years +) – $35/fortnight
Little Ninjas (6-12 years) – 2 sessions per week $45/fortnight, 1 session per week $40/fortnight
Tiny Tigers (3-5 years) – 1 session per week $20/fortnight
Hyper – $150 per Term
The first lesson in all programs is FREE.