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Top 5 Health Benefits of Martial Arts

Top 5 Health Benefits of Martial Arts

The Martial Arts aren’t about fighting, they are about self-defence and self-confidence. They are about finding balance in oneself, physically, emotionally and mentally. At Toyakan Higashi Karate Club, we believe that martial arts can help you lead a more balanced,
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Martial Arts from A Spiritual Perspective

Martial Arts from A Spiritual Perspective

Stay in the moment  Most of us take the good things in our life for granted. Staying in the here and now is a difficult task, as we tend to dwell on the past or think forward to the future.
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Keeping the Focus On: Teaching Martial Arts to Kids

Keeping the Focus On: Teaching Martial Arts to Kids

One of the largest concerns that parents have about their children is their lack of focus. They dread parent/teacher interviews because they know what they are going to hear. “They cannot sit still. They get good grades, but they love
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Martial Arts Training: The Importance of Repetition

Martial Arts Training: The Importance of Repetition

Many people think of repetition as a bad thing, but repetition is an essential part of mastering any art form, including martial arts. In this blog we will explain why repetition is so important when you are learning martial arts.
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How Old Is Too Old- Is There an Age Limit to Martial Arts?

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
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Attitude and Performance: Are These Two Related?

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
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Develop Good Habits Through Karate Lessons

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
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Karate Belt Colours and Their Meanings

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
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A Brief History of Karate

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.
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Can Martial Arts Help Children with Autism?

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.
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15 Amazing Benefits of Martial Arts for Your Zestful Kids

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
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Why is it important to exercise as a family?

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
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Want to know more about Kodudo Weaponry?

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
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The Benefits of Kickboxing

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
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The Benefits of Karate

The Benefits of Karate

Self-defence skills, stress relief, weight loss, muscle tone, fun! These are just a few of the many incredible benefits of Karate lessons. Confidently defend yourself! Martial arts and karate lessons teach you the skills to confidently and with surety defend
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Exercise is a Great Stress Reliever

Exercise is a Great Stress Reliever

Many forms of exercise have been proven to directly reduce stress, as well as prevent body illness and benefit the mind. This is equally true of Karate or Martial arts classes, as they are a fantastic way to stay fit
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5 Reasons Your Child Should Practice Karate

There are many benefits to your child joining kids karate classes including improved focus and patience, increased fitness and self esteem among many others. Sustained Focus and Concentration The primary teachings involved in martial arts and karate classes are about
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How Toyakan Karate helps young children to develop vital life skills

Children thrive when they are immersed in positive environments at home, at school and at sport. Gold Coast martial arts school, Toyakan Higashi Karate Club, sees this every day at our kids karate lessons where children as young as 4
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Strengthen your spirit and self-confidence with Toyakan Higashi Karate Club

Most people, when asked what they think of the benefits of martial arts are, would probably say fitness and discipline. What you may not know is that martial arts can not only strengthen your body but also your mind and
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Fun and fitness for the whole family

Toyakan Higashi Karate Club, Gold Coast provide the best martial arts training experience for families in the Helensvale and Southport areas.  In fact, our members come from even further afield to attend our family karate classes. Toyakan Higashi Karate Club
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Increase your child’s focus at school with Toyakan Karate

At Toyakan Higashi Karate Club, we teach martial arts classes to children and we teach things that parents just like you want for their children. A lot of parents work hard to instil intrinsic values into their children of respect,
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The Benefits of Toyakan Karate in reducing your children’s anxiety

Supporting children with anxiety can be a difficult task for families as often children with anxiety won’t wont to try new things or be in situations they feel worried about, will have lots of fears and will get upset easily.
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How Toyakan Karate can prevent your child from being bullied

Bullying is linked to many negative outcomes for children.  It can ravage a child’s self-esteem, impact them physically, have a damaging effect on their schooling and home life and impact their mental health. Children who are bullied are more likely
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Should karate be fun

Should karate be fun?

Karate is a great way to teach your child discipline, self-defence and self-confidence, but if they don’t want to do it, you will not see the same results. You can see a difference in the commitment a child gives when
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Wado Ryu

Club owner Paul Butterfield tried out many Martial Arts before settling on Wado Ryu Karate as his preferred style.  The emphasis on nature and grace of movement was developed by the founder Hironori Ohstsuka who was born in 1892.  His
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Toyakan Karate offers help with Bullying

In our Gold Coast martial arts studio we follow the Japanese tradition of developing strong character through training.  Respect, courtesy, loyalty, self-discipline, humility and acquiring self-confidence without ego are the seven traits instilled at Toyakan Karate School alongside the practice
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The Value of Knowing Your Child Is Safe

Teaching children to keep themselves safe is a number one priority for the Toyakan Karate school.  Enrolling your kids in karate lessons can go a long way to giving you peace of mind and improve children’s ability to watch out
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Labrador location, opened due to popular demand.

Labrador location, opened due to popular demand.

Toyakan Karate has proudly entrenched ourselves with traditional Japanese culture and combined it with internationally trained instructors. Due to demand for our expertise we have recently opened a satellite dojo in Labrador that is closely linked to our headquarters in
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Improve your well-being with Karate

Your Gold Coast martial arts class is committed to providing opportunities to increase overall well-being.  Improved self-defence is just one result from the practice of karate, whether you are a child, teenager or adult.  No matter your shape or size,
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Karate Weaponry or Kobudo

The Ryuku Island chain, with Okinawa as the largest island, is the home of Karate.  The history of this island explains the unusual weaponry commonly used in the practice of this martial art.  During the 17th century the Japanese conquered
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The Benefits of Regular Training

Repetition is the key to a deep understanding and complete grasp of the techniques of karate.  That is why it is important to find a martial arts club that is welcoming, inclusive and ready to take you through a lifetime
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What if your Child ACTUALLY WANTED to be more Fit, Confident and Disciplined?

Dear Parents,

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 one's goals
  • 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.

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