Welcome to Kansai Karate

Traditional Karate in a family friendly environment.

Boost your child's confidence

With our Fun Karate Classes

Get Fit & Learn Self Defence

In our Teens + Adult Class for 13 years +

Age Specific Classes

Starting at 3 Years of Age

Try our Starter Program

4 Weeks Unlimited Karate and a Karate Uniform only $39

4 Week Starter Program

4 Weeks Unlimited Karate Classes + Uniform Only $39 (valued at $200)


Our Karate Programs


3 – 4 Years

Little Lions

5 – 7 Years


8 – 12 Years

Teens & Adults

13 Years +

In addition to our Karate Programs we also offer:

Kansai Fitness Kickboxing Program


Fitness Kickboxing

12 Years +

Call Now 0455 833 306 | Unit 3 / 2 Sierra Place, UPPER COOMERA

About Kansai Karate

Kansai Karate Academy was established in 1993 in Queensland and is one of the leading martial arts organisations in the state, operating 5 studios across Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Kansai Karate Gold Coast, at Upper Coomera, is the local dojo (school) for the Gold Coast region under the instruction of Sensei Michael Hunt (4th dan black belt). Sensei Michael has over 25 years experience in Shito-ryu Shukokai Karate and trains regularly with Sensei Stephen Kelly (7th dan black belt, Kyoshi) and senior Shukokai instructors from Japan.

Kansai Karate Gold Coast focuses on teaching traditional martial arts in a family-friendly environment, looking to develop well rounded students. With a variety of martial arts programs tailored to differing age groups starting from 3 years of age all the way to adults. We provide a place for our students to learn self defence, build confidence, learn discipline and respect while having fun and improving their fitness and overall well being.

We have a passion for learning and teaching karate.


Kansai Karate Gold Coast’s Upper Coomera Studio has separate classes for different age groups with specialised martial arts programs for each class. Age groups and class times outlined below. We teach from our permanent facility at Upper Coomera. Details on our full time studio can be found here.

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Saturday

3-4 Years

4:15 – 4:45pm


4:15 – 4:45pm


8:00 – 8:30am

Little Lions

5-7 Years

5:00-5:45pm 4:15-5:00pm 5:00-5:45pm 4:15-5:00pm 8:45-9:30am


8-12 Years

5:45-6:30pm 5:00-5:45pm 5:45-6:30pm 5:00-5:45pm 9:30-10:15am

Teens & Adults

13 Years+

7:15-8:00pm 6:30-7:15pm 7:15-8:00pm 6:30-7:15pm 11:00-1:45am


4 Weeks Unlmited Karate Classes and a Karate Uniform for only $39 (total value $200). Book your first lesson today. Register your details below and select a class time that suits you.

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Benefits of Kansai Karate

Traditional Japanese Karate

Air Conditioned Facility

Age Specific Classes

Classes Up to 5 Days a Week

No Set Contracts

Full Time Facility

Nationally Accredited Instructors

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with our 4 Week Starter Program

Try Kansai Karate Gold Coast for 4 weeks, as many classes as you like, and receive a uniform as well.

Please provide your contact details and select a class time for your first lesson. We provide an extensive introduction at your first lesson to answer all your questions about doing karate and how we operate. The $39 will be due before your first lesson, we have eftpos facilities available for your convenience.

Contact Us

Address: Unit 3 / 2 Sierra Place, Upper Coomera
Phone: 0455 833 306
Email: info@kansaikarategoldcoast.com.au