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Classic Karate

Sundays at Pennant Hills, Karate Kidz 5.00 pm, Cadets and Shoto 6.00pm

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.


All ages 14 and up, Mondays at Thornleigh 7:00pm

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Yin Yang Fusion is a double session of traditional Japanese karate followed by yoga for mobility and mindfulness. Wear your gi and belt for Classic Karate first - kata, fighting techniques and conditioning. Bring your yoga mat and change of clothes for Yoga to finish - a yoga session tailor made for martial artists.


Yoga and martial arts are so complimentary and beneficial for each other that we have scheduled them back to back each Monday. For those who wish to attend yoga only, please arrive at 8:00pm. Casual attendance options are available. 


Karate Kidz
Karate Cadets

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

7:00 pm

Ray is the principle coach at EMA and is experienced in coaching amateur and professional MMA, Boxing, Kickboxing, Muay Thai and Karate. He has also been running a School Sport Program 'MMA Fitness and Conditioning' for Pennant Hills High School for over 10 years.

Designed for fast fitness results and development of effective self-defence skills. No experience needed. Beginners welcome all year round. Add this to your weekly routine and we will do the rest!

Shoto Club

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

7:00 pm

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu 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 a non-violent submission of one's opponent.

Training sessions include warm-up drills, revising and learning new techniques, and free rolling. BJJ 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;

4-6 years at
7-9 years at 5pm.

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 competition, the ‘All Star Karate League’ (ASKL) where they can learn to compete in a great environment focussed on growth and development.

4-6 year olds  and 7-9 year olds are designated their own separate class times with our instructors to maximise their progress.

Monday and Tuesdays are BJJ (Grappling). Thursdays are standup Sparring and Athletic Development. Sundays are Classic Karate. Please note Sundays are 4-9 years combined from 5-6pm.


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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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