About Us

About Us

  • JKA Holdfast Bay teaches Japanese Shotokan karate classes suitable for children and adults.
  • The JKA Holdfast Bay Karate Club was founded in 2009 by our Head Instructor, Samantha Sparkes. 
  • We currently teach at two locations in the Holdfast Bay area: Holdfast Bay Community Centre (Hove Dojo) & Seaview Downs Primary School (Seaview Dojo).
  • We teach seperate classes for children (5-12 years) and adults.
  • Our kids classes are split into two seperate groups based on their karate grade (karate cubs & karate tigers). 
  • We are members of the Japan Karate Association (JKA) World Federation and our instructors are internationally qualified through the JKA Headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. 
  • We participate in many different karate competitions & seminars within South Australia as well as interstate and overseas. 
  • Our club provides a friendly and safe training environment for people of all ages and abilities, perfect for families!