Who is Karate Queensland
Incorporated in 1974, Karate Queensland (Queensland Karate Association Inc) is the peak body for the administration and development of the art of karate throughout Queensland. Drawing its membership from all traditional karate styles, Karate Queensland is federated with the Australian Karate Association which in turn is recognised by the Oceania and World Karate Federations.
Karate Queensland has 35 member karate schools/associations who train in over 70 dojo locations across the state with around 4,500 active students.
Karate Queensland is an incorporated not for profit organisation.
Karate Queensland Members
Karate Queensland website Members page provides a contact link to our member clubs. Our members qualifications, experience, approach to training and dojo facilities have been validated by the Karate Queensland through its membership processes.
Getting Started in Karate
Karate is one of the world’s most popular martial arts regularly involving over 100 million people in more than 190 countries.
Karate will help you to become physically and mentally fit. It develops your physical strength, speed, balance, and timing as well as improving self-reliance, discipline, motivation and mental strength.
Karate can be mastered by men, woman and children – it is an activity in which the whole family can participate.
The best way to get started is to contact your local karate club, go along and watch a lesson or jump right in and participate. Most clubs will offer an introductory lesson which provides the opportunity to try it out before you enrol.
Karate Training Approaches
A typical karate class goes for between 60 and 90 minutes and starts with a set of warm up exercises, followed by practicing basic techniques individually and in combination. Sessions often involve stylised sparing (made safe through the use of protective equipment as well as non-contact or very light contact policies) as well as practicing what is known as kata – special combinations of techniques that focus on developing power, speed, balance and rhythm. A session typically ends with strength and flexibility conditioning exercises followed by a warm down.
Karate Queensland Tournaments
Karate Queensland conducts a number of tournaments each year including the State titles from which it selects the State representative team which competes at the National titles. Karate Queensland also actively manages the training, development and accreditation of coaches, referees and judges to Australian and International standards.
Many Queensland team members have gone on to be selected to represent Australia, competing in international tournaments across Asia Pacific, Europe and the Americas. A significant number of our coaches are involved in National team training duties and our referees and judges adjudicate at National, Oceania and World karate competitions including the World championships.