If you want to find some truth in you and your training, come join us

Our Purpose

Our purpose is the teaching and development of Kyokushin Karate within community based organisations. We are a not for profit organisation and our instructors volunteer their time for their love of Kyokushin Karate.

Our training is non-discriminatory for race, religion or affiliation in any way. We openly encourage participation in ‘everything martial arts’ to enhance solidarity and cohesion within the fraternity.

We understand that not everybody shares the same passion, but would very much like to share our passion with you.

In the martial arts, introspection begets wisdom. Always see contemplation on your actions as an opportunity to improve

Mas Oyama

Empowering the community

We teach Kyokushin as the completely holistic martial that it was designed to be. Modern karate has evolved into a long range kick, punch, block art to be used in arenas for competition or for demonstration, and there is room for that too. But, karate was once so much more than that, so we aim to include throws, locks, traps, grappling and escapes. Everything from basic technique, through to the top of the pyramid, being able to effectively protect yourself or loved ones is covered in our training.

We aim to provide quality instruction at a more than competitive cost to the individual or family, so that cost or the depth of your pockets does not prohibit your progress in the Martial arts.

Senior Instructors

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Shihan Phil Cox

Phil started training in 1982 in London, emigrating in 1987. After settling on the Gold Coast, he recommenced training with Shihan Tony Bowden.
He was highly competitive in numerous State, National and International tournaments over the years. The pinnacle having been selected to…

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Sensei Katie Cox

Sensei Katie has been a fierce competitor in local, National and International events, having been selected to fight in an Australian team twice. Her outstanding work-rate, ability and competitive nature stood her in good stead for a successful tournament fighting career…

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Sensei Tim Hatcher

Tim began his martial arts journey in 1983, training with his family in Judo. In 1989, Kyokushin Karate arrived in his small hometown of Marburg QLD. This was to be the beginning of Tim’s training under many Karate mentors. His growing passion for Kyokushin Karate has never abated…

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Sensei Robert Lauretti

Robert started training in 1991 at Bondi Junction Dojo under Hanchi John Taylor and remained there until relocating to the Gold Coast in 2019, where he then joined the Palm Beach Dojo, Kyokushin Karate Gold Coast Inc.
Robert reached level of Shodan in 1994…

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Here at the Palm Beach Dojo, we pride ourselves in providing quality, progressive instruction, within structured guidelines in a caring safe environment.

The Kyokushin Oath

  • We will train our hearts and bodies for a firm unshaking spirit.
  • We will pursue the true meaning of the Martial Way, so that in time our senses may be alert.
  • With true vigour, we will seek to cultivate a spirit of self-denial.
  • We will observe the rules of courtesy, respect our superiors and refrain from violence.
  • We will follow our religious principles and never forget the true virtue of humility.
  • We will look upwards to wisdom and strength, not seeking other desires.
  • All our lives, through the discipline of karate, we will seek to fulfill the true meaning of the Kyokushin Way.

Frequently Asked Questions

Sure you can.
Come along for a few lessons so you can decide whether it’s what you are looking for. None of our lessons are the same, so to get a varied experience you will have to train a few times. That is the whole idea of the $60 Special.

You will experience what the karate class is all about. Wear something loose fitting and comfortable. You will be included in everything that would normally happen in the class, bring a water bottle!

We are by far the best value for money training around.
The Start Up Special for the first month, is currently $85. This includes your Karate uniform (gi) and belt, hand mitts and shin guards.
After that, the fee structure is more than affordable in keeping with our values as a not for profit community association. We also accept the government Fair Play vouchers.

Basically yes, be early to answer any questions you may have.
We can also sort out uniforms and paperwork if required at that time.