WHO WE ARE
At Peninsula Karate we teach a traditional form of Japanese karate which aims to develop skills, self-confidence, and understanding of cultures and customs. Apart from learning Kihon (Basics), Kata (Forms / Patterns) and Kumite (Non-Contact Sparring), students of Peninsula Karate are given the opportunity to take their training beyond the dojo with numerous competitions at local, state and national levels. We are the only Karate School on the Southern Peninsula that is an accredited member of the World Karate Federation. So if you’re after quality tuition from a nationally accredited coach, with a variety of classes to suit your needs, flexibility and all at competitive rates; Peninsula Karate is the dojo for you.
We Live To Help Train You
EVERY DAY IS AN OPPORTUNITY
Peninsula Karate was established in 2007 and operated out of Eastbourne Primary School as an easily accessible and universal location. From the humble beginnings of twenty students, Peninsula Karate has continued to grow as years went on and in 2011, Sensei Andrew Grace took over as chief instructor.
From there and to accommodate the ever-growing numbers, Peninsula Karate moved its doors from Eastbourne Primary School to a factory in Thamer Street, in Rosebud’s industrial estate in December of 2011. After 5 years at this location, Peninsula Karate had outgrown this space and in 2016 moved into its current location in Merino Street, Rosebud. The brand new purpose built facility is one of a kind in the area and is home to almost 200 students and 50 families. The new location also boasts a Personal Training Studio, Amanda Jade Fitness.
What Our Families are Saying
My family have been training with Sensei Andrew for many years now and the club continues to grow and shift under his leadership. There is a very full and flexible timetable which means that I have been able to continue coming even as my work and family commitments have changed over the years. Andrew is very patient and fair, he creates many opportunities for the range of students that attend, there are local competitions, squad training and I am enjoying the new women’s only classes that have been added to the morning timetable. Peninsula Karate has always been an extension of home for my family. Thank you!”
– Michelle Streets
“A massive thank you for everything. Sensei Andrew, I couldn’t have achieved all I have this year without you.”
– Amanda Thomas
“Andrew is an amazing sensei. My son lost his passion for karate after 5 years and wanted to stop. Within weeks, he was back to loving it and looking forward to every class! He started in juniors and has now gone to the senior class. I can’t recommend Peninsula karate enough!”
– Kiley Mclaren