Martial Arts for Teens & Adults


Get in shape, have fun, and learn skills that will protect you!

You are free to learn at your own speed in our adult martial arts classes. We guarantee individualised instruction from our skilled and compassionate male or female instructors. Partner training creates a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere for all participants, based on your age and experience level. Come along on a martial arts adventure tailored to your skills and needs.

Classes are offered Monday to Thursday at 6:30pm for maximum flexibility and are delivered in our full-time facility. No experience is neccessary!

We know it can be a little daunting, but don’t worry:

  • If you’re new to martial arts? We’re here to help you take the first step.
  • Not feeling fit, flexible, or strong? No worries – we all start somewhere.
  • Age is no barrier – our oldest student is over 70!
  • Training elsewhere or new to Busselton? All are welcome in our ego-free Dojo.
  • Past experience helps with gradings; we appreciate diverse backgrounds.
  • Dealing with anxiety or lack of confidence? Chat with Sensei during an adult class.
  • Enjoy our optional social club for various non-training events. No obligations – join when it suits you.

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2 Weeks of Classes + Free Uniform on Enrolment: only $49!

Our Karate

    At Busselton Martial Arts, we focus on Classical Karate, rooted in the original form before commercialisation. Through our form of karate, Koryu Uchinadi Kenpo-jutsu (or ‘KU’), we teach a modern interpretation of Okinawa’s historic combative-like disciplines that are completely sysematised, and delivered through a cohesive and coherent method of learning and teaching.

    What is Koryu Uchinadi Kenpo Jutsu?

    Koryu Uchinadi Kenpo Jutsu, (which translates as old stream Okinawa hands quanfa art) means the old fighting arts of Chinese origin as handed down in Okinawa and is Hanshi Patrick McCarthy’s interpretation of these practices. It is a method of responding to what we refer to as “Habitual Acts of Physical Violence” utilising punches, kicks, throws, joint manipulations, strangles, pressure point strikes and ground fighting.

    For today’s person interested in the martial arts, it means Koryu Uchinadi is not sports based. In other words, the training does not primarily focus on preparing for competition. Koryu Uchinadi training prepares the student for dealing with unwarranted acts of aggression in the real world. At the same time the methods used to achieve this, and the code of conduct adhered to by the school, conditions the body, cultivates the mind and nurtures the spirit.

    What makes KU different?

    Established as a pragmatic alternative to the plethora of terribly ambiguous and highly dysfunctional styles of ‘traditional karate, Koryu Uchinadi Kenpo-jutsu is a modern interpretation of Okinawa’s historic combative-like disciplines. It is a completely systematised, cohesive and coherent method of learning Karate and is delivered in a traditional atmosphere, honouring both its culture and pioneers, Koryu Uchinadi Kenpo-jutsu is both and art and a science. Based on common mechanics and supported by immutable principles, the most unique features of Koryu Uchinadi Kenpo-jutsu are its vibrant body dynamics, efficacious taisabaki, functional HAPV-theory and application-based two-person drills, which breathe life back into kata.Resurrecting, and systematising the original contextual premise of old style karate and kata into an easy-to-learn structure.

    Kata (Model Examples & Postures)
    The genuine desire to truly understand the nature and application of traditional kata.

    Muchimi-di (Sticky-hand sensitivity drills)
    Muchimi-di fosters the skill of controlling the attacker by continually pressing, trapping and or hooking.

    Tegumi (Two-person checking, trapping, & close-combat drills)
    Tegumi blasts open the door to discovering kata application.

    Ne/Osae-waza  (Grappling & finishing holds)
    Exploring the forgotten heritage of karate — the plethora of tactical situations that go beyond punching and kicking.

    Kansetsu/Tuite-jutsu  (Joint Manipulation, Seizing Connective Tissue & Cavity Pressing)
    Learning how to twist bones, lock joints, seize weak parts of the human body and dig into those cavities unprotected by the skeletal structure.

    Shime-waza (Strangulations-chokes/Sealing the Breath)
    Handed down via kata, shime-waza has, unfortunately, become a lost skill in the art of karate until recently.

    Kuzushi, Nage & Ukemi-waza   (Balance Displacement, Throwing, Tumbling & Falling/Landing)
    Unfortunately, ending up on the ground, irrespective of how unwelcome the thought may be, is something that is more than likely to happen in an actual physical confrontation.

    Katame-waza (Lesson’s in Restraint/Immobilization)
    200 brutally effective practices from classical kata, which are culminated in three separate two-person drills.

    Kobudo (The Weapon Art)
    Introducing the participant to the rare style of kobudo called Yamaneryu, as handed down to Kinjo Hiroshi Hanshi, through Grandmaster Oshiro Chojo

    The KU method leaves no room for the kind of ambiguity exampled elsewhere in traditional karate; i.e., the kind of ambiguity which has given kata such a “bad name.” KU represents a clear and precise pathway to mastery, if and when followed methodically. After gaining a reasonable level of competency (against aggressive resistance) learners are taught how to rehearse the prescribed solo application modules by themselves — culminating the lessons learned. By linking together the individual modules into unique geometrical configurations something great than the sum total of its individual parts appear – Kata.

    The KU Pathway also explains how, when practiced by themselves, Kata also serve as creative mechanisms through which to express individual prowess while strengthening one’s overall mental, physical and holistic conditioning. Remarkable insight comes from understanding the original work of the pioneers. Moreover, it also provides the opportunity to see continual change as an inevitable part of tradition, rather than as a perceived threat.

    Tradition should inspire innovation, not limit it.