Create Confident Kids & Get Practical Self Defence Skills To Protect Your Family At Karate Menai
Our Fun Energetic Kids Program & Realistic, Effective Adult Classes Provides A Complete Workout For Your Mind, Body And Spirit.
More than just a place to learn martial arts; the Dojo is a place where we make contact with ourselves. It is an arena where we confront our true foes within; our fears, anxieties, emotions, reactions and habits and enhances all aspects of your life.
If you are unfit, lack confidence and the stresses of life are getting on top of you, the Ken Shin Kan Karate Do Academy can help you regain your energy and maintain a healthier lifestyle.
Our philosophy is a way of self development and self discovery. We focus on more than just the physical aspects of martial arts. At our dojo, you will begin an exciting journey that will awaken your mind, body and spirit, aligning and unifying all three. This enables you to achieve a new sense of awareness of yourself and your surroundings.
Our Karate curriculum is all-encompassing. It is an effective way of self-defence and combat. It relies in the use of the body’s own weapons such as hands, elbows, feet, knees, etc... In itself, Karate is highly dynamic, teaching you high levels of technical and coordination skills.
Through the way of the warrior (BUDO) and the Ken Shin Kan program, you can create a more positive lifestyle and build a strength of character you never thought possible in all aspects of your life.
In Each Class You Will Learn:
- Etiquette through the traditions of martial arts
- Determination as you work through skills you have not yet imagined
- Perseverance to reach your end goal; be that earning a black belt, gaining confidence or becoming fitter
- Clarity and awareness as you create a mindset that allows you to focus and take positive action
- Confidence and a higher rate of self-esteem as you accomplish things you never thought possible
Develop physical skills and strengthen your body along with your mind.
- Agility and flexibility
- Muscle and core strength
- Explosive power
- Increased cardio fitness and stamina
- Weight loss through exercise and a greater understanding of your body
From 5 to over 70 years of age, there are no limits to learning something new.
Everyone is equal in our club and are all there for the same purpose which is self-development and character building. We are not in the business of creating or nurturing an aggressive personality type. Our dojo is a safe place where you are encouraged to flourish.
As you learn a dynamic new way of self defence, you’ll meet people from all walks of life with a common interest. These people will help you on your journey and become your new family. You will be mentored and looked after and you will come away fitter, stronger and more confident.
If you see no change in yourself either mentally or physically after three months, we’ll give you your money back!
Give Your Child the Gift of Self Awareness, Self Confidence, Self Discipline & Self Esteem
Children nowadays are under immense pressure and struggle to cope. Younger children who are naturally boisterous are told to sit down and be quiet and quieter less sporty children are told to try harder.
While we are not here to ‘fix’ children, we are here to guide, develop and mentor them as we help build their strength of character that will see them through their entire life.
Kids are treated with respect and as individuals. We will begin with the physical aspect of training and discipline, focus and respect will start to grow and flourish. No matter what the starting block, all children will find their true strength and a place to be who they are in our dojo.
The kids curriculum is highly dynamic and based on the philosophy that both the mind and the body must travel in parallel lines, with neither straying behind. As such your child will gain:
- Physical strength, balance, agility and coordination
- Increased fitness and stamina
- Effective self defence skills reliant on the body’s natural weapons such as hands, feet, elbows, and knees
- A positive outlet to release pent up energy
By training with their peers, your children will develop social skills and be better prepared for life as they progress as adults.
You Will Be Taught By Instructors Who Live and Breathe Karate
Sensei Christian has been training non-stop in a variety of different martial arts for 50 years. In the process Sensei Christian, in addition to karate, has learnt and reached different levels in Capoeira, Taekwondo, Hapkido, Kung-Fu, Japanese Jiu-Jitsu, Kobudo, and Taichi.
Sensei Christian’s main focus has always been Karate and has reached 7th Dan. He is also an experienced weapons instructor having studied Japanese swordsmanship 4th Dan, and Filipino knife fighting.
Sensei Christian sees himself more as a mentor and aims to bring out self confidence and self worth in everyone. Working in law enforcement, he is well versed in tactical defence and applies knowledge of what he encounters in his daily life, so you can be sure you’re always gaining skills that effortlessly transfer from the dojo into reality.
All senior instructors are highly skilled, experienced and qualified with 3rd and 4th degree black belts and over 25 years training each.
Black Belt 4th Dan
After learning Tai Chi, I was looking for something else and on seeing an advertisement in my local paper I went to my first karate lesson. I knew then that that was what I wanted to do.
Karate is not just about how hard you can punch or how high you can kick it has a beautiful spiritual side to it as well. It’s about learning about your inner self to develop and grow into a better person in life.
With Sensei Christian, to lead you on this wonderful journey, I am still training after 30+ years.
I have been part of Ken Shin Kan Karate Do for over 6 years, I can say that I have thoroughly enjoyed those 6 years and have looked forwards to attending Karate each week. The instructors are very dedicated to our learning and push us to do our best. Karate is definitely something I can recommend!
Black Belt 4th Dan
I started training Karate with Sensei Christian 28 years ago, mainly to learn how to defend myself and to gain confidence, but through Sensei Christian’s teachings and guidance I have found a way of life.
I was lucky to find a Sensei that could teach me not only self-defence and a traditional martial arts system, but I found myself learning personal development, perseverance, discipline and character building.
Sensei Christian has been a great mentor, teacher and friend always inspiring me to have a greater understanding of myself to achieve my true potential in all aspect of my life.
Black Belt 3rd Dan
Sometimes there is a decision that you make that can enhance your entire life, for me it was karate. Finding the right Sensei was the key.
I have been training with Sensei Christian for 23 years and his teachings have given me Self Confidence, Body Fitness and Inner Strength.
Qualities that can be used in all avenues of life whether you be young or not so young.
Black Belt 3rd Dan
I discovered karate at a difficult time in my life. Even though I was at first nervous and apprehensive I was welcomed into the club.
Through hard work and proper guidance I was able to quickly improve and gain confidence in myself. Before long I realised that there was more to the martial arts than just the physical side.
I was also learning to balance my mental and spiritual faculties. I have developed from a turbulent individual to a well-balanced and successful person.
I owe this to the Ken Shin Kan Karate Club and the guidance and teaching of Sensei Christian Tapia.
Black Belt 3rd Dan
I started martial arts over 30 years ago and found my home with Ken Shin Kan karate . It’s been 20 years of fun sweat and cheers . Great teacher, great students, just leave your ego at the door .
Thanks Sensei Christian and my fellow students for an awesome journey thus far.
Menai Indoor Sports Centre, Allison Road, Menai, NSW
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I wear?
Until you acquire the Gi (Karate Uniform) we advise that you wear loose comfortable clothing. Footwear is unnecessary as we train barefoot. Jewellery should be taken off prior to training to avoid any injury.
How can I prepare for class?
Not eating for at least an hour or two is definitely recommended as it will hamper your ability to train. Also good hydration is recommended as the classes can be intensive.
What about my level of fitness?
By training in karate you will develop your fitness so it is not a prerequisite to have a high level of fitness. Of course being in good shape prior to training will definitely be a bonus for you.
Which instructors will be taking the classes?
Classes are supervised and run by Sensei Christian 7th Dan and 4 assistant instructors
Do I have to join after using my introductory lessons?
No. You are free to choose your own path in life and have no obligation to continue training with us if you think karate is not for you. However if you do join we expect you to be dedicated to training and give it your best.
How do gradings work?
We do not give out tips and gradings are undertaken according to attendance, skills and character and development as opposed to set times for everyone
From what age can I enroll my child?
What days and times are your classes?
Adult lessons are on Wednesdays & Fridays 7- 8:30pmKids lessons are on Fridays 6 - 7pm