I've tried every class imaginable at the gym.. body attack, balance, pump, spin, aqua, cxx... you name it & I've tried it. I always ended up bored and unmotivated. Ladies Kickboxing is the first thing in forever that I've tried and immediately fell in love with. It teaches you real skills, so you feel confident in your abilities while also getting fitter. I now go 3 times a week and am keen to start a karate class!
If you're like me, & usually unmotivated to work out, I 100% recommend giving this a try.
A big thanks to Marc and Shane for an awesome introduction to kickboxing. I have thoroughly enjoyed the classes I've attended and look forward to returning in the future. The ladies only kickboxing class is a great environment in which to learn new skills as a beginner. It really gets the heart and spirit pumping! It offers an effective, challenging and really fun way to exercise the body and mind, increasing fitness and confidence.
Jack my son had just finished training when he said thanks dad for always taking him . I said thats ok mate you must really want to be a black belt if you train four times a week and he replied to me no dad i want to be a sensei so i to can help train other kids like me.It was this moment i had relised my son had become part of the Newcastle Karate family. I would like to thank sensei Mark and his team for not only being great instructors but also for being the greatest role models in the community .What you guys do for these kids is awesome you teach them self confidence ,belief and respect for themselves and others and that hard work and commitment will bring rewards .I love watching my son grow with the belief and self discipline you have instilled in him. The day Jack receives his black belt will no doubt bring a tear to my eye but i will know the day he put on a white belt and went to Newcastle Karate to train was his greatest achievement.
I have been under a deep positive impression since I first entered the club's dojo in March. Everything has a touch of taste, care and love. The training area, toilets, changing places are clean, everything is very well arranged, there is so much space and "clear air", I breathe so well here, it's really pleasant to train. Sensei Marc is a real magnet to attract people to his school, a man with a heart of gold. I train with the BJJ group under a great coach Fabricio Pereira and I am in the middle of my best martial arts journey here. I just don't have enough words to express my gratitude.
Amazing gym. Heaps of space, excellent gear and very clean. Real pride taken in this gym and the upbeat vibe reflects it. Tried my first mma class with Fabricio Pereira today, can't speak highly enough of him as a coach. Will be back for his speciality- the Brazilian jiu jitsu class! After seeing the karate instructors and little ones in action today, I will also be enrolling my daughter in the karate classes.
I have been training here 4 about 6mths now... Let me start by saying 4 the 1st few mths I was lucky 2 keep up in the 10min warm up... I'm a 37 year old mother of 3 who now can punch, kick & do drills like I never imaged I could be doin... Not only is this a great fitness workout but I have learnt real skills & techniques... Plus having fun... I'm not a gym junkie but like 2 keep active but could never find the time... it's an hour a week 4 me only... Find the time... Give it a go! I love it & recommend any ladies out there 2 just come along & give it a go... Member 4 life!
I couldnt give a bigger wrap to this well run martial arts facility . I have two young boys who train once a week, the growth and skills they have learned in a year has made me one proud dad. Excellent skilled trainers to student ratio. I have been a student in the adults karate class with only due to work commitments i have regrettably had to put a hold on my classes which was not an issue. This form of karate was more practical than i imagined, techniques and training which relate to the real world in my opinion. Physically challenging, yes, confidence building, yes. As a current serving police officer i certainly found this form of martial arts to be superior to any physical training i have received in the force. Can only say get the family or yourselves down for a go you will not regret it.
I just wanted to take a moment to say how much my son, Thomas, and I are enjoying training at Newcastle Karate! The instructors are first class folks. Thomas has gained a lot of self confidence from training, and he's learning more self control as a direct result of the discipline it takes to practice martial arts. I've long suffered with lower back pain and the training has helped relieve much of it. I've also dropped 15 kilograms and 2 pant sizes since starting training 9 months ago!! I'm feeling and looking better!
Newcastle Karate is an all round excellent mixed martial arts club. I had been training for 4 years in 2 other clubs and felt disconnected. Sensei Marc trains with all of his students which shows his dedication to the club. Newcastle Karate combines other mixed martial art skills which I love and have finally found what Im looking for.! The other guys and girls are awesome to train with and there is a real genuine feel that you belong to the club. Apart from a dynamic mixed martial arts style its a massive workout that caters to all levels. Love it..... Sign me up for lifetime membership!!
My son has ADHD and Oppositional defiance disorder, he started at Newcastle Karate at the beginning of this year and his behaviour and focus has improved dramatically. He listens, learns and shows respect. I have a different child when he attends karate. There is no defiance, no behavioural problems, he excels and you wouldn't know he has any of these issues. He plays other sports with no interest and is easily distracted or doesn't want to go or participate. I highly recommend Newcastle Karate.
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