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KARATE     |

MMA     |



Classic Karate

Sundays at Pennant Hills and Mondays at Thornleigh

Specifically designed to reflect traditional Japanese Karate-do; the classes are in the style 'Shotokan'. Traditional Karate places emphasis of Kihon (basics), Kata (forms), Kumite (sparring). A Japanese phrase helps to explain the intention of each training session: Shin-Gi-Tai.

Shin loosely translates as spirit and determination. Gi translates as skill and knowledge. Tai reflects conditioning of the body. These intentions are the nucleus of the dojo. Sunday Classic Karate is a minimalist experience - just the students and a timber floor. It is a unique and valuable class; which we encourage all our members to attend.



Mondays at Thornleigh 8pm

Tanya, a Level 2 accredited Yoga Teacher with a degree in Exercise and Sport Science, brings decades of experience in Martial Arts and a deep passion for Yoga and its movements. Join us from 8pm for this 1-hour Yoga session focussing on strength, mobility and mindfulness. Just bring your yoga mat and wear comfy clothes. A practice for Martial Artists that may be new to Yoga and established Yoga practitioners alike.

Discover the perfect blend of Yoga and Martial Arts benefits by attending our back-to-back Classic Karate and Yoga sessions every Monday. For those interested the double please arrive at 7pm. Casual attendance options are available for Yoga.

Karate Kidz
Karate Cadets

Mondays and Tuesdays at Thornleigh; Thursdays at Pennant Hills

Looking to develop effective self-defense skills? Look no further than these sessions with Ray! With well over a decade of experience coaching amateur and professional MMA, boxing, kickboxing, Muay Thai, and Karate - including multiple times coaching at One Championships in Thailand, Ray has the expertise to help you achieve your goals. Whether you're a beginner or more experienced, we'd love to have you join us any time of year. In addition, our School Sport Program 'MMA Fitness and Conditioning' has been running at the local high school for 10 years as a sport option. Join us today and let us help you reach your full potential!

Shoto Club

Mondays and Tuesdays at Thornleigh; Thursdays at Pennant Hills

Grappling is a predominantly ground-based martial art, using the principals of leverage, angles, pressure and timing, as well as knowledge of the human anatomy, in order to achieve submission of one's opponent.

Included in our Mixed Martial Arts sessions grappling rounds off your MMA game. You may join us with warm-up drills, revising and learning new techniques, and free rolling. As well as self defence, is a great fitness workout and is excellent for developing a strong core, improving balance, toning and building lean muscle as it uses all parts of the body.


Mondays & Tuesdays at Thornleigh; Thursdays and Sundays at Pennant Hills

5-9 years

Once weekly class for 4-6yrs on Thursdays

Children love these classes that develop movement skills, body awareness and aim to maximise participation for every child.

Instructions, games and drills are specifically developed for our young martial artists - including self-defence, grappling and karate techniques. ‘Focus’ features at the forefront of this curriculum and directly aids focus in the classroom at school. Karate Kidz are also guided into our beginner-friendly 'Challenge' events where they can learn to compete in a great environment focussed on growth and development.

4-6 year olds are designated their own separate class time each Thursday 4:30-5pm with our instructors to maximise their progress.

Each Monday, Tuesdays and Thursday 5-9 year olds have Martial Arts Classes including BJJ (Grappling), Sparring and Athletic Development, whilst Sundays are Classic Karate.

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All ages 14 and up,
Mondays and Tuesdays at Thornleigh; Thursdays and Sundays at Pennant Hills

7:00 pm

Shoto Club members are welcome to join our Classic Karate, Yoga, Sparring and MMA Fundamentals classes - providing a well-rounded mixed martial arts program that is traditional in values and techniques, whilst modern in understanding fitness development and injury prevention.

The traditional aspects of karate: kihon, kumite and kata are upheld on Sundays and Mondays. Yoga is available on Mondays for mindfulness, recovery and mobility. Tuesdays and Thursdays focus on fusing Martial Arts disciplines into an all-round (MMA) skills and application based training.

Students wear a karate uniform and belt on Sundays and Mondays and progress through the grading syllabus to black belt and beyond. On Tuesdays and Thursdays students wear shorts and rash-vests or tees.

Social, energetic and addictive: Shoto Club should be added to your weekly routine. 

Sunday class is combined 10 years and above 6:00-7:30pm


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10-13 years,
Mondays and Tuesdays at Thornleigh; Thursdays and Sundays at Pennant Hills

6:00 pm

Beginners are welcome all year round in our most energetic class at Evolution Martial Arts. These high-energy sessions develop focus, fitness, martial techniques as well as sparring and grappling strategy.

Our teachers work towards all students becoming equipped with skills for the dojo and the classroom.

Events, Camps, Seminars, Competitions and Travel are available to all. In 2010 and 2016 this group visited the prestigious Meitoku-Gijuku High School in Japan for 2-weeks of karate training and immersion into Japanese school life.


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