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About Us

Samurai Dojo is a friendly and inclusive karate school whose goal is to help and inspire our students to take the benefits of karate training into their everyday lives.

Samurai Dojo offers a range of karate programs including tailored kids programs, self-defence and adult fitness sessions.  As a community and family-focused karate school, we encourage our students to find and develop the best version of themselves, through karate.

For those students who choose to take up competitive sport karate, we offer specialised coaching services are a member organisation of the Australian Karate Federation and New South Wales Karate Federation.

Our Philosophy

We aim to expand the development of individuals to become limitless, healthy, and confident,. Children and adults alike build self-respect while receiving physical, emotional, and mental education. Above all, we assist our students in discovering their unique talents. We teach them how to build upon their strengths as well as their weaknesses.

Karate training for children is hugely beneficial and encourages children to take the opportunities that present themselves throughout their life. The benefits to the student stretch far beyond the dojo, benefiting the future of local communities.

Our History

Samurai Dojo has its roots in Cape Town, South Africa. when Sensei Paul started training Kimura Shukokai Karate in 1986 at the original Samurai Karate Dojo, under Shihan Chris Thompson. Sensei Paul started teaching karate in 1996 as an assistant instructor and continued to teach classes at several Samurai Dojos across Cape Town, including at the Honbu Dojo (headquarters of Samurai Karate) and at the University of Cape Town. When Senseis Paul and Justine moved to Australia they wanted to continue teaching Kimura Shukokai. and with the blessing and encouragement of the Kimura Shukokai World Chief Instructors, they started teaching Kimura Shukokai Karate in Sydney in 2014. In 2018 the Samurai Dojo Australia Honbu Dojo (headquarters) was relocated to Thirroul, NSW.

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