How Old Is Too Old- Is There an Age Limit to Martial Arts?
While there are lots of older martial arts masters, you don’t often see older beginners. While it may be true that more people take up martial arts in their youth, there are many people that take up martial arts after having a mid-life revelation or realisation. Here are some reasons that martial arts are just as good for the mature read more
Posted by toya_khanJuly 15, 2018
Attitude and Performance: Are These Two Related?
Whether it’s home, school or at the office, our attitude plays an essential role in our performance. Whatever we are doing, our attitude impacts our overall performance. If you are bored, you aren’t as likely to put in as much effort into a task than if you are engaged or passionate. This post will give you some more information about read more
Posted by toya_khanJuly 5, 2018
Develop Good Habits Through Karate Lessons
Karate is much more than a physical art. Karate teaches mindfulness and discipline, virtues that can help us focus in life and develop good habits. Here are some of the good habits that you will develop through karate lessons, so you can reach higher and achieve greater. Self-Confidence Confidence doesn’t come naturally to most people. There are many things in read more
Posted by toya_khanJune 15, 2018
Karate Belt Colours and Their Meanings
The various belt colours in karate represent the different stages of a growing plant. The belts tell a story of a student’s life, growth and advancement. From the beginning (white) to development, (yellow, orange, green and blue) to maturing and going beyond (purple, brown and black). White Belt: Birth This marks the beginning of a karate student’s journey, the birth read more
Posted by toya_khanJune 5, 2018
A Brief History of Karate
Karate is one of the most popular martial arts in existence. Offering both physical training, self-discipline and spiritual awareness, karate is widely practiced all over the world. In this blog post we will give you a brief history about karate. The origins of karate Karate originated in Okinawa, Japan, the largest of the Ryuku Islands. There are many different karate read more
Posted by toya_khanMay 15, 2018
Can Martial Arts Help Children with Autism?
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) refers to those who have difficulties with social interactions and communications. Children with autism can struggle to communicate, focus and retain information. This can make it difficult for them to focus at school and make friends. Recent studies of children with autism have found that martial arts can have an amazing impact. Here are just some read more
Posted by toya_khanMay 5, 2018
15 Amazing Benefits of Martial Arts for Your Zestful Kids
You don’t need a weapon when you are one. This statement in itself sums up a lot about the benefits of martial arts training. Unless your kid is naturally inclined towards art, it’s ten times better to enroll him for martial arts training as opposed to forcing his steps to the art class. From conflict resolution to self-improvement, martial art read more
Posted by toya_khanSeptember 5, 2017
Why is it important to exercise as a family?
We all know that an important component to a healthy lifestyle is exercise. What you may not know is that there are numerous added benefits to taking part in daily fitness exercises with your family. The most important benefit is that it helps to establish lifelong habits. It is vital to get kids moving at a young age. Teaching them read more
Posted by toya_khanAugust 15, 2017
Want to know more about Kodudo Weaponry?
At ToyaKan’s dojo on the Gold Coast we teach eight of the traditional Ryukyu Kobudo Shimbukan martial arts weapons. Discover more about each of these weapons here: Bo The Bo staff is a long wooden weapon, traditionally made out of oak that is roughly six feet in length. Originating from Okinawan (Japan) this martial arts weapon is primarily used to read more
Posted by toya_khanAugust 5, 2017
The Benefits of Kickboxing
Not only do martial arts lessons help you to loose weight, karate classes also provide valuable self-defence lessons! Kickboxing workouts are a long time favourite for many for a myriad of reasons, but what you may not know is that not only do these martial arts lessons teach you confidence and self defence they are also a great full-body cardio read more
What if your Child ACTUALLY WANTED to be more Fit, Confident and Disciplined?
Toyakan Higashi Karate Club at Helensvale on the Gold Coast is the largest traditional Japanese Karate School in Australia and boasts two highly qualified instructors: owner, Paul Butterfield and his son, Lewis Butterfield.
Paul Butterfield has been involved in martial arts for over thirty-eight years and has been teaching children Karate for a large portion of that time. He knows karate is a discipline that will continue to benefit to children outside the martial arts Dojo and has spent years honing his classes to focus on:
Confidence through learning new skills and understanding how to cope with different situations
Discipline through taking pride in obeying rules, acting responsibly and achieving
Motivation through a desire to achieve more than seems possible
Focus through goal setting, discipline and motivation
Our professional instructors use Paul's simple, effective 3 Step Success System in high-energy, engaging martial arts classes to instil these essential life skills.
Our 3 Step Success System makes sure your every child can succeed.
Step 1 Self-Discipline - this skill is rarely innate. Most people have to learn self-discipline,
and the way they are taught can influence how much self-discipline they are able to exert. We
do not force self-discipline at Toyakan Higashi Karate Club. We build a student’s self-
discipline through exciting classes, group exercises and a quality curriculum
Step 2 Self Defence we do, of course, teach physical self-defence, but our first priority is to
teach "emotional defence". We know that all of our students, whether they are children or
adults, benefit from the ability to defend emotionally against the challenges faced every day
in the schoolyard, at work and in social situations
Step 3 Self Confidence - we're here to encourage our students to learn new things because
we know that learning new skills or feeling challenged to go beyond comfort zones will
Our Karate School teaches confidence, discipline, motivation and focus with each lesson: life
skills that will help your child continue to grow in the classroom, at home, and in social
Toyakan Higashi Karate Club has a variety of programs available to suit all student needs.
We have kids Karate lessons, ranging from pre-school to teenage years. We also have classes
for adults or family Karate classes that allow you to train and learn with your children. If you
are time-poor, but still want a workout that burns calories and works every part of your body,
our Club Fitness program may be for you. Based on the training methods of MMA, our
program delivers optimum results with safe, no contact exercises. If you are interested in
learning Kobudo Weaponry, we currently teach eight of the traditional weapons.
The dedicated instructors at Toyakan Higashi Karate Club can help you reach your full
physical and emotional potential. Contact Paul to find out more about our quality Karate
lessons for children, and our various programs designed to keep you fit, focused and having
fun. We are conveniently located at Helensvale and have students come to us from the
Helensvale, Coomera, Oxenford, Hope Island, Paradise Point, Pacific Pines, Southport
Southport, Mount Nathan and Maudsland areas.