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“The best reason for learning karate is to develop character – to make a good person first and a strong person second. This must be understood to advance” Mas Oyama, 1963, founder of KyokushinKarate

Karate literally means “Empty Hand”. Kyokushin Karate is Budo (fighting) Karate and not sports karate. It involves effective punching, kicking and blocking, as well as a variety of other techniques, both soft and hard. Along with a range of self-defence techniques such as holds, throws and takedowns. Kyokushin Karate classes will rapidly improve your balance, coordination, flexibility, and overall fitness.

Kyokushin Karate is an ideal activity for people of all ages improving fitness, reflexes, self-confidence, self-defence skills, concentration, balance and coordination. Kyokushin Karate aims to cultivate the power of perseverance by strengthening your mind and body to overcome challenges.

Kyokushin Karate is noted for its power and effectiveness and is known the world over as “the strongest Karate”. It is practical and readily usable in everyday life.

Kyokushin is Japanese for 'The Ultimate Truth' and this Martial Arts style has its roots embedded in the values of self-improvement, discipline and hard training. Kyokushin Karate is a truly life-changing Martial Art, that continues to challenge and inspire you, no matter what level you are!

As the saying goes, “a Black Belt is a White Belt who never stopped”. Karate is a highly beneficial activity for people from all walks of life and you are welcome to come along to Hobart PCYC to try it out, start your journey today.

5.30pm – 7:30pm
All participants

Mouthguards and groin guards (for males) must be obtained prior to participating in kumite (fighting).  Mouthguards may be purchased from sporting stores, chemists, or from Hobart PCYC Reception.  Groin guards may be purchased from most sporting stores.

Sempai Geoffrey Day (1st Dan Black Belt)
HPCYC Junior Club Member (10-17 years)
$5.00 per session
HPCYC Adult Club Member (18yrs+)
$10.00 per session
HPCYC Casuals & Non-Members (all ages)
$15.00 per session
Kyokushin Karate costs
Lifetime membership of I.K.O. Matsushima Kyokushinkaikan - Adult
Lifetime membership of I.K.O. Matsushima Kyokushinkaikan - Junior
Annual club fee (to cover insurance)

For information about Matsushima Kyokushin Karate Tasmania see
For information on the world-wide I.K.O. Matsushima Kyokushinkaikan see

For more information about Kyokushin Karate classes at Hobart PCYC, contact Sempai Geoffrey Day on 0419 318 504, or our friendly staff on (03) 6107 9206 or email