Karate is a activity for life. We have a number of affiliated clubs around Western Australia that would welcome an opportunity to discuss how they can assist you further.
There are many variables to consider when selecting a Karate Club for yourself or your children.
Most importantly, select a Karate Club that is a member of the WAKF. This provides assurance that the instructors are suitably qualified, and the club follows the policies and procedures of the recognised state sporting organisation including safe working with children and that instructors maintain a standard of professionalism, education and on going development.
Below are some other considerations when selecting a karate club from our list of members.
- Timing and appropriateness of classes for a range of ages and skill levels
- Facilities offered by the training centre (or dojo)
- Qualities of the instructors, the students and the atmosphere of the training centre
- Focus of the karate style and development pathways for students (including gradings)
- Pricing structures for training and gradings
We find that many families find their karate club by referral from a friend or relative.
Most clubs will provide you with a trial period for you to get to know the instructors, the club and of course the sport a little more. We encourage you to ensure that you get your questions answered.
Whether it is kata or kumite, all year round, WAKF run a number of competitions with something for everyone. Our competition calendar offers athletes numerous opportunities to compete in their chosen discipline.
The AKF National Championships is the premier national competition for karate in Australia. This is managed by the AKF and hosted by each state, on a rotational roster.