#TeamUniSA Profile: UniSA Karate Club

Kirralee Thomas


The UniSA Karate Club does traditional Goju-ryu karate training three nights a week. Whether you are a beginner, or have previous martial arts experience, the club welcomes anyone to give karate a go.

How many current members?

We have 15-20 members, the trainings are small but intimate.

What activities has the club been involved in over the past 12 months?

We have regular trainings, but we also get involved with seminars here is Australia and also internationally. We travel at times and that is a good chance to meet other people from around Australia or around the world. We are part of a worldwide organisation, the International Karate Gojukai Association, so it means people are able to continue training wherever they go.

Outline some of the benefits your members get out of training.

It’s more than just moving through the syllabus and grade in the karate system, people are able to develop self-confidence, self-control and self-awareness. There are a whole range of personal benefits.

What is your favourite part of being a UniSA Sport club member?

The support we get from the university and all of the opportunities we get provided as part of that. There is exposure to training opportunities and insights into what the other clubs are doing which we get ideas from.
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How can people join your club?

We have recently restarted our training sessions at City East Campus. If you’re interesting in getting involved, please visit our website for more information and to register, or you can email us at unisakarate@gmail.com.


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