Little Dragons

4-5 year olds

Some parents wonder when the best age to start karate is with many worrying that their children are ‘too young’, or that karate is ‘too physical’ for them. Research has shown, however, that there is a direct relationship with learning life skills at an early age and developing into successful individuals.

The Little Dragons class provides an exemplary learning environment for young children aged 4-5 years old to develop both their karate and life skills through a specialised and tailored karate program.

In these classes, children will not only learn karate techniques such as strikes, kicks and blocks and develop a rudimentary understanding of basic Japanese terminology / customs, they will also greatly improve their self-confidence, discipline, concentration, focus and interpersonal social skills.

Our highly trained and professional instructors provide fun and engaging lessons where your children can expel their energy in a positive way. The skills they learn will certainly stay with them for a life of mental and physical wellbeing.



6-8 year olds

The early years of primary education are some of the most formative years of a child’s development, bringing forth both physical and mental change to the individual. While some children are wholeheartedly prepared and ready to embrace the changes, for others it can be an extremely daunting and anxiety-inducing thought to leave their comfort zones and enter a classroom where focus and discipline is necessary.

Our kids classes assist all children in developing a heightened focus and self-discipline through a growing understanding of karate cultures and customs, opportunities to showcase their hard work to their loved ones, and a strong curriculum specifically designed for this age group.



9-12 year olds

It is at the 9 to 12 year age group that youth really begin to develop confidence, expectations of what is and isn’t acceptable are set and use their voice for their own good and for the good of others.

Our Junior classes focus not only on the physical, but also on the social and emotional ethos and values that are heavily promoted and encouraged in our club.

In our classes, your child will:

  • Have increased discipline and attention as they move up to a more comprehensive curriculum
  • Learn age specific karate techniques including verbal de-escalation and avoidance strategies
  • Build upon their social awareness and avoid or learn to be wary of certain situations
  • Develop self-respect and respect for others
  • Identify, relate and embrace differences and become more tolerant
  • Be more confident, empowered and assertive as they head toward their teen years. We reinforce the great skills you teach at home and this, combined with strong role models whilst surrounding themselves with like-minded people will help youth raise their respect and the understand the importance of their rights.

For those with a competitive spirit, we also offer a Competition Squad Training Program, where students can hone their kumite (sparring) techniques in preparation for the plethora of opportunities they will have to showcase their talents at local tournaments and onto, state and national titles.


Teens & Adults

13+ year olds

Whether you’re a teenager bursting full of energy and adrenaline or have done martial arts before and want to give it another go, or even never exercised a day in your life; no matter your age, level or ability, we will work with you to help achieve your goals.

In our seniors class, everyone will:

  • Get access to specifically tailored classes so you get the most out of every lesson
  • Develop a thirst for exercise and build it into your daily routine for an active lifestyle
  • Learn realistic and practical self-defence skills to help keep yourself and others safe
  • Reap the benefits of attaining an increase in muscular strength and flexibility
  • Be held accountable to ensure you reach your goals
  • Receive guidance, motivation and advice throughout your martial arts journey

Peninsula Karate is a place for the whole family and you are free to choose classes where you can all train at the same time regardless of age or rank. We also have a women’s only karate class straight after school drop off to kick Tuesdays off!


Women’s Karate

The women’s-only class provides a safe space for women from all walks of life to learn and develop their karate skills. Run by a fully qualified personal trainer and nationally accredited coach, Sensei Amanda Thomas, who is a 2nd Dan Black Belt and a highly experienced female instructor.

Sensei Amanda’s classes are fun and engaging, while remaining highly structured. The curriculum is focused on delivering practical and realistic self-defence skills specifically for women and in each class you will:

Finally, you’ll gain more than great skills – you will also forge great friendships with positive, like-minded and empowered females.


Achieve Your Fitness Goals

Flexible membership packages to suit all levels of training to help achieve your fitness goals