Practical Self Defence is now on offer at the City Shotokan Karate club in Pitt Street. Practical Self Defence General Class is a class designed to teach principles of self defence in a professional and safe environment. The class also encourages fitness and flexibility techniques to keep the body as well as the mind alert.
This class is available for adults and no experience is necessary. Please note that while Karate is an art form, self defence is not. If you are a karate master you will be asked to leave karate (belt uniform etc) at the door for these sessions or please book into our Karate classes!. All students will be challenged and will face difficult tasks, Karate is however is not one of them.
Is this class for me??? Ask yourself this question, Have you ever nearly injured yourself or others because because you were looking at your phone, ipod, ipad, blackberry insert distraction here? If Yes, then this class is for you" Tony Pizzamiglio Instructor
CSK is also offering a full course (20 1 Hour Classes) with accreditation on Practical Self Defence. The course was designed and accredited by Arie Farcash. Classes are kept to between 8 - 12 participants and all instructors are accredited by Mr Farcash. The course has 3 levels and includes classes that deal with all manner or REAL world situations. Upon completion of each level you will be evaluated on proficiency and competency. The tests include physical and written components.
Our objective as your instructors is to ensure everyone takes something from each class that is Practical to your life. Our promise is to challenge three areas including awareness, problem solving, and reaction.
The course price is $900.00 (only 45.00 per class). This includes tests and certificates (unframed) and insurance. Payment needs to be in advance for the course and is subject to availability.
Did you know? You may also be eligible to receive a tax deduction for this course. As we provide skill sets that will complement every situation from speaking to working with crowds you can use what you learn to develop your interpersonal skils as well as your potential performance for business situations. Please refer to the ATO's Tax Tool - Self Education calculator evaluate your situation.
The Practical Self Defence Course is schedule is subject to availability to register for your place please click (REGISTER ME). Your application will then be allocated to the next available course and we will notify of you starting dates.
Sensei Arie Farcas , 6th Dan World Kase-Ha Shotokan Academy and senior follower of the legendary Master Taiji Kase, started karate 35 years ago.He is a professional karate instructor, a practical self-defense trainer in the Israeli Army and senior martial arts instructor at Wingate Sports Institute in Israel.
Sensei Arie is much sought-after as a karate instructor, as well as being a technical advisor to many groups all over the world. His focus is advancing Kase Sensei's style, as well as developing elite athletes to reach top performances.
Sensei Arie has been his country's national champion in kumite (Sparring) and he has successfully represented Israel in international events in Europe, the United States and Japan. Over the last two decades, Sensei Arie has invested a major part of his teaching time in Australia supporting Zanshin Shotokan, thereby developing a strong and unique group of local karate-kas.
He gained his basic karate education with the JKA's highest-ranked masters, and then followed his master, Kase Sensei, after Instructors' Collectors Edition becoming fascinated with his ideas.
Since the passing of Sensei Kase, Sensei Arie has formed the Australian Kase-Ha Shotokan Academy to continue to promote the direction, values and knowledge that Sensei Kase developed.
Miroslav (‘Miro’) Dropka has extensive practical training and experience across a range of martial arts disciplines including Shotokan Karate (San Dan), Aikibudo (Sho Dan) and Vale Tudo. He strongly believes that cross training offers benefits to everyone, and that the combination of different styles is essential for self-defence because no one set of movements will be suitable for people of all shapes and sizes.
Miro has lived this philosophy not only through this training in different disciplines, which also includes 5 years’ study of Wing Chun as well as achieving proficiency in kali sticks (escrima), nunchaku and knife, but also by performing very successfully in various cross-styles of full contact tournament fighting.
Prior to his arrival in Australia in 2002, Miro was a member of the CSLA’s (Czechoslovak Socialist Army) elite Special Forces Unit (4 years) before undertaking his degree in Physiotherapy in 1994.
With a lifetime interest in fitness, including working as a Personal Trainer and participating in endurance activities as well as triathalons and decathalons, Miro enjoys challenging his personal limits and pushing his students to find theirs. He completed a Practical Self Defence instructor course under Arie Farcas in 2011 and has since further expanded these skills, while passing them on to others.
Miro’s classes offer the opportunity for people of all sizes, shapes and backgrounds to learn a highly effective, no-nonsense, practical system of self-defence in a professional and safe environment. The co-location of these classes with the Zanshin Shotokan Dojo also offers those students who may wish to continue with further study of the martial arts an opportunity to do so in a friendly, fun group.
Sensei Yossi Litvin first began training in 1970 and has extensive experience training overseas including training in Japan, Europe and Israel. His 4th dan grading was conducted and awarded by Master Taiji Kase.
As a national and international competitor, Sensei Yossi has had much success including titles as the National Kata & Kumite Champion (1995), and 2nd in Kumite in the international Shotokan Tournament in Japan (1996).
Sensei Yossi commenced teaching Shotokan over 16 years ago when he opened up the Randwick Dojo in 1987, he now runs and teaches at the full time City Dojo. Sensei Yossi's skills & experience are reflected by his appointed positions as Kata Coach and Vice President for the New South Wales Karate Federation. He is also an appointed International Referee for the Australian Karate Federation.