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

Great Results at the 2022 Karate Queensland State Championships

Karate Queensland held the 2022 State Championship over the weekend (26-27th March) at the Cleveland State District High School. This is the top event on the Karate Queensland calendar with selections for competitors wishing to represent Queensland at the Australian...

First Karate Tournament for 2022

Karate Queensland held the first tournament for the year, the Queenlsnad Cup last weekend on the 13th February. This one day event is a warm up for competitors in the lead up to the State Titles to be held at the end of March. Kansai Karate's state level tournament...

Congratulations Ishitobi Hanshi on your 9th Dan Black Belt!

On behalf of myself and the students of Kansai Karate Gold Coast we would like to congratulate Ishitobi Hanshi on receiving his 9th Dan Black Belt. Ishitobi Kazuo Hanshi is Sensei Stephen Kelly's personal karate instructor and has been for many years. I personally...

Congratualtions – 3rd Dan Black Belt Sensei Junko!

Congratulations to Sensei Junko on receiving her 3rd Dan Black Belt!  During Kansai Karate Academy's End of Year Awards held at the Sumner Park in December last year Sensei Junko was presented with her 3rd Dan Black Belt certificate in recognition of her black belt...

End of Year Student Awards 2021

Our End of Year Awards are a great celebration at the End of each year at Kansai Karate Gold Coast. Our Awards Events were held at  the Upper Coomera Dojo with our Kids Awards Day on Sunday 5th December and our Teens & Adults Awards Night on Saturday 18th...

New Year – New You: Part 2 – Do you have any hobbies Mr Bond?

Not going to lie I am a bit of a James Bond fan. I remember being extremely excited to see the trailer for the new James Bond film – Skyfall when it was released. There was one line that really resonated with me in the trailer and it never quite lives up to the...

New Year – New You: Part 1 – Continual Improvement

As a karate instructor one of the things that you hear all too often is what do we do now Sensei? Now I will admit now, just between you and me, that this is partly my fault in the way I give instructions at our Upper Coomera Dojo. For example, do such and such...

2020 – Was a Good Year in Different Ways

Usually at our End of Year Awards Days at Kansai Karate Gold Coast I like to say it has been another great year. I could not quite say that at the end of 2020. It was a different year, full of challenges and adapting to a new set of circumstances. And on a large scale, not just a few small changes. However, there was plenty of good things that did happen in 2020, and it is important to acknowledge and more importantly highlight them.

Rounding out the 2020 Tournament Competition Year

The second and final Karate Queensland (QKA) competition for 2020, the Queensland State Titles was held on 14 – 15th November at the Cleveland District State High School. Kansai Karate Academy, with several of our Students from the Gold Coast dojo at Upper Coomera,...

Great Competition Start to 2020

The first Queensland Karate Association (QKA) competition for 2020, the Queensland Cup was held on Sunday 23rd February at the Cleveland District State High School. Kansai Karate Academy, with a number of our Students from the Gold Coast dojo at Upper Coomera, had a...

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