ABOUT KARATE BYFORD
KOFUKAN KARATE BYFORD DOJO
We train at the BYFORD HALL, 9 CLIFTON STREET, BYFORD
and the SERPENTINE JARRAHDALE COMMUNITY RECREATION CENTRE, MEAD STREET, BYFORD.
Training times are: Wednesday - Byford Hall
4:15pm to 5:00pm for Tiger cubs (4-6 years of age) coming soon.
5:00pm to 6:00pm for juniors (5-11 years of age)
6:00pm to 7:00pm for seniors (12 years and up)
Thursday nights - SJC Recreation Centre
6:00pm to 7:00pm for juniors (5-11 years of age)
7:00pm to 8:00pm for seniors (12 years and up)
and Saturday Mornings - Byford Hall
9:00am to 10:00am for juniors (5-11 years of age)
10:00am to 11:00am for seniors (12 years and up)
First and foremost, Karate is the Art of Self Defence. Karate-Do means ‘The Way of the Empty Hand’.
To defend ourselves we learn a combination of blocking, evading, striking, kicking, immobilising and where necessary disarming strategies.
We protect ourselves by learning to avoid the situations that will lead to us having to employ the above-mentioned skills.
We deter attackers by developing an air of confidence that tells would be attackers that we are not victims, we are not vulnerable and we therefore cannot be bullied, because we have mastered the above-mentioned skills through diligence, hard work and commitment to our Art.
WHY CHOOSE KARATE BYFORD?
Dedicated self defence programs
Children and adult classes
Self paced learning for adults and children
Private and Corporate Classes Available
Excellent club support
Social events throughout the year
Tournament participation (for those interested)
At Byford Dojo we believe that Karate is for Life, no matter how young or old you are.
TRAINING BENEFITS FOR CHILDREN
Kids will learn to respect others, and most importantly themselves.
Karate teaches discipline, concentration and precision while developing physical abilities, confidence and commitment.
Each child is encouraged to exceed his/her limits and when they are ready to overcome obstacles both inside and outside the dojo.
Children build new friendships, expanding their social network beyond school and family.
TRAINING BENEFITS FOR ADULTS
With regular training Karate can help you to increase your energy levels while developing your confidence and self esteem.
Improve fitness, flexibility and strength.
With a knowledge of self-defence, you will learn skills which will help you avoid conflict (through anticipation and self control)
Karate is a great stress reliever and if practised wisely will improve your general health.
You will develop new friendships, away from work and the regular pressures of your daily life.
"Karate is not just punching, kicking and blocking - that is technique. Karate is an art. Everyone should have a high goal and ideal. Strive for achievement; not low level but high level"
Master Chojiro Tani