Do you live in Coomera, Oxenford, Hope Island, Paradise Point, Pacific Pines, Southport, Mount Nathan or Maudsland areas and are seeking a Karate School that offers a combination of team spirit, mentoring by internationally trained instructors, and quality, purpose-built facilities? Visit our Dojo at Helensvale on the Gold Coast and prepare to have your expectations exceeded.
As the largest traditional Japanese Karate School in Australia, Toyakan Higashi Karate Club’s Hombu (headquarters) has been designed with form and function in mind. We have the capacity to handle a variety of classes at once, and we host karate tournaments of all sizes. We offer group karate classes or personal karate lessons, all with qualified martial arts instructors in a supportive environment.
What is Wadō-ryū 和道流
Wadō-ryū 和道流 is one of the original 4 styles of Karate started by Sensei OTSUKA in Tokyo, Japan.
Wado Ryu is a mixture of Karate and Jujutsu making it a fast and graceful martial art.
All our Instructors have been formally trained in this traditional Martial Art and have been formally graded and are recognised through Japan.
Our Chief Instructor has now been training for 40 years.
Toyakan Higashi Karate Club Training Facilities
Our purpose-built facility covers over 350m2 with two full Tatami’s (matted areas) and a Dojo for private training on the second floor. Our training Dojo has full video recording and playback facilities to help our students get the most out of their training sessions. We can also arrange video recording services for on-site karate tournaments.
Something for Friends and Family
When you arrive, please take a moment to enjoy our traditionally decorated Japanese waiting room. You’ll lose yourself in the quiet sanctuary we’ve created and feel your stresses fading away.
Feel like a coffee while you are waiting? Visit our cafeteria for refreshing drinks and tasty treats, or browse our well-stocked merchandise shop where you will find student uniforms and other karate needs. If you can’t see what you want, please ask. We are happy to help.
Etiquette in the Dojo
The Dojo is a place of learning and personal growth: respect and consideration for your fellow students and your teacher is an expected part of the karate experience. Please observe the following:
- Bow to all instructors and address as Sensei or their equivalent title when entering or leaving the Dojo
- If you arrive late, bow in before kneeling on the side of the training area. You must wait for the Sensei to give permission before you join the class
- Excellent presentation is critical. Your uniform (Gi) should be clean and in good condition. All jewellery (chains, bracelets, rings and earrings) should be removed. If you cannot get a ring off your finger, it must be wrapped with tape before class commences
- ‘Osu’ signals respect in the Dojo. Students should answer ‘Osu’ when addressed, and especially in the following situations:
- Upon receiving advice or a command from the Sensei
- When bowing at the start and finish of a class and when bowing to your partner during ‘Kumite’
- Students must not use their skills in an offensive way outside the Dojo, and they should not engage in activities that bring the Dojo into disrepute
Our team is dedicated to providing the very best facilities to our students and visiting athletes without incurring the costs usually associated with an International-quality Dojo. If you want the very best training experience in a purpose-built Dojo, please contact us for more information on our karate lessons, karate tournaments and fitness programs available on the Gold Coast.