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Rory dad & Student

November 4, 2015
Karate School - Gold Coast - Roary

Returning to training after a long layoff was a daunting decision. Toyakan Karate Club has not only offered me instruction of a world class level, but it has also offered me friendships and sense of pride I did not expect. Like anything in life “you get out what you put in” and this clearly applies to joining Toyakan. Training Karate not only trains you physically but, more importantly in my opinion, it trains you mentally. In todays world being able to “leave your day at the dojo door” is important for physical and mental wellbeing. I am very fortunate to be a part of the Leadership and Instructor program within Toyakan. I have personally grown from a confidence level, as well as thoroughly enjoyed learning from what I believe to be the most professional, knowledgable and dedicated Sensei I have met, Kancho Paul Butterfield. His level of pride in what he has created, as well as the level of professionalism in how he approaches his teaching is something I admire, and will hopefully pass down to students when I achieve the title of Sensei.

The organisation is not a belt/rank focussed club but an ability focus. Many clubs hand out belts to keep student numbers up, but Toyakan seeks to produce high quality, knowledgable and respected Karate Students that they can be proud of.

I am proud to say that my son and I are members of Toyakan Higashi Karate Club and we look forward to continuing the journey.

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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.