Art of Defence Australia

Senior Karate

Karate is a Japanese Martial Art. It translates from Japanese to mean “empty hand”, a weaponless form.

We like to think that we’re in the business of empowering people; increasing their levels of self-esteem, confidence and personal development.

It’s all about fun and fitness. Everyone can reap the rewards by striving to form a strong body and tough spirit, yet conducting their lives in a gentle fashion that contributes in a positive way to family and society.

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Karate is great for people from all walks of life at any age. Our students range in age from 4 to 64 and our Black Belts come in all shapes and sizes.
Adults Karate

Karate helps improve confidence, and may ward off bullying tactics by others. You will see the difference in personal relationships, work ethics and in everyday lifestyle.

Students are encouraged to practice their basics and forms, thus developing a disciplined body, capable of reacting quickly in a self defence situation. We do not condone violence, and all classes are effectively constructed and taught in a caring, disciplined and supervised manner.

Inherent in Karate training is a traditional emphasis on respect, discipline and defensive or evasive movements, rather than aggression. We achieve great results from our students by encouraging them in a positive manner. We teach and grade students on a contemporary basis. For those interested in tournaments, we are able to offer first hand knowledge, specialised training and technical assistance.

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The Coaches

ADA coaches encourage through positive reinforcement rather than denigration. This ensures that every student feels good about their level of skills and themselves. Being friendly, caring and patient is paramount in any family and is the key principal that drives our instructors.

Our Coaches are all qualified with Diploma’s in Sports Coaching and Sports Development, are members of the Australian Guild Of Black Belts, Martial Arts Industry Association, Martial Arts Professionals, Australian Karate Federation, and are qualified Sports Aiders as well.


Students can attend regular classes held 6 days a week, or book private lessons with the coach of their choice. Both of these options have immediate advantages. Group learning reinforces martial community and teamwork in learning, while private lessons cater to personal wants and needs at their own absorption rate. Classes are segregated into age and skill level meaning class size and content are relevant to the student attendance.

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Please Note: No classes are held during the Victorian State Primary School Holidays, or on public holiday weekends.

Advanced Black Belt Training

The Black Belt Karate School is for Advanced Martial Arts Practitioners only. Seminars are conducted by Head Coach David Zarb and are designed to probe deeper into the fundamentals of your martial art allowing you to heighten skill, technique and understanding. Invitation is restricted to style and extended to Goju Ryu 1st Kyu and Black Belt ranks. Hope to see you there.

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