Martial Arts for Adults.

Senior Class Overview.

Welcome to the Senior Class at Stirling Karatea destination for martial arts for adults in Perth. The classes offer more than just physical training; they are a journey into the world of martial arts, blending traditional karate, sports karate, and conditioning in sessions lasting 60 minutes. Catering to both beginners and intermediate learners, the classes are structured to enhance your physical abilities, mental resilience, and inner self.


The Senior Class is trained by the Senseis Karin Prinsloo and Graz Prinsloo.Karin is a 6th Dan black belt holder in JKA. With a career spanning over 38 years in karate, coupled with a strong background in sports science, Karin’s approach to teaching is both holistic and effective. Her international experience as a competitor, coach, and gold medalist in the under 60 kg Kumite category at the 6th World Games adds immense value to our adult classes. Karin’s role in nurturing top karateka and her recognition as one of the top 100 Karate competitors globally ensures that our members receive quality training.

Class Structure and Training Approach.

The martial arts for adults senior Class is open to students above the age of 12 and purple belt level, with a special focus on adult training every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday morning. The training focuses on a balanced mix of various karate techniques, ensuring that each session contributes to your overall fitness, technique mastery, and understanding of Karate. We emphasize the importance of personal growth and skill development, ensuring that each member’s journey is fulfilling and enriching.

What to Bring to Class.

To maximise your training experience, we recommend bringing the following items to class:

Water Bottle

Essential for staying hydrated during intense sessions.

A Karate Suit

Beginners can wear comfortable stretchy pants to facilitate ease of movement and flexibility and a t-shirt for comfort and to maintain a full range of motion during exercises.

Good mindset

An open mind and positive attitude are a great way to learn.

Check out our online shop for some Karate clothing and accessories.

Class Schedule.

Our martial arts for adults karate classes are scheduled as follows


6:00 – 7:00 PM


6:00 – 7:00 PM


08:00 – 09:30 AM

Benefits of Martial Arts for Adults.

Engaging in martial arts provides adults with a multitude of benefits, impacting various aspects of life. These include:

  • Karate keeps you focused on your exercise goals by setting small achievable milestones (grading to the next belt level) 
  • It keeps you accountable by training in a small group with your instructor (Sensei). 
  • Karate improves strength, flexibility and fitness, at any level.
  • Learning a traditional martial art, such as JKA Shotokan Karate, will stimulate your mind. 
  • You will definitely learn to defend yourself!

A Typical Class Experience at Stirling Karate.

A standard class at our dojo typically includes:

  • Dynamic Warm-Ups: Prepare your body and mind for training.
  • Skill Training: Learn new techniques and refine existing skills.
  • Sparring Sessions: Apply your skills in a controlled, respectful environment.

Our Commitment to Safety and Injury Prevention.

Safety is paramount in our training approach, and we implement several measures to ensure a secure learning environment:

  • Structured Warm-Ups and Cool-Downs: To prevent injuries and promote muscle recovery.
  • Use of Protective Gear: Ensuring safe practice during sparring sessions.
  • Experienced Supervision: Our instructors closely monitor each session for safety.

Embracing the Community and Culture at Stirling Karate.

Stirling Karate is more than just a training centre; it’s a community where members come together to share, learn, and grow. We foster a culture that is inclusive and supportive, offering:

  • Community Events: Participate in dojo gatherings, seminars, and social events.
  • Supportive Network: Build friendships and connections with fellow karate enthusiasts.

Progression and Belt System Explained.

Our belt system is a structured way to track progress and achievements in karate. Each level has specific requirements as laid out by the JKA syllabus, allowing students to set goals and work towards. The journey through different belt levels is both challenging and rewarding, symbolizing personal growth and mastery in the art of karate.

Special Workshops and Guest Seminars.

We regularly host special workshops and seminars featuring guest martial arts for adults experts. These sessions offer:

  • Specialized Training: Learn specific techniques or delve into particular aspects of karate.
  • Expert Insights: Gain knowledge from renowned martial arts practitioners.
  • Diverse Learning Experiences: Exposure to different styles and philosophies within martial arts.

Martial Arts for Adults FAQs.

Training in Martial Arts for Adults at Stirling Karate offers a unique blend of physical, mental, and spiritual development that goes beyond the typical gym workout. While regular gym sessions often focus primarily on physical fitness or weight management, our martial arts classes provide a comprehensive workout that improves strength, flexibility, endurance, and coordination. Also, our classes emphasize mental discipline, focus, and stress reduction, offering a holistic approach to wellness. Unlike a standard gym routine, martial arts training at Stirling Karate also instils valuable life skills such as self-defence, resilience, and confidence. Furthermore, the sense of community, camaraderie, and mutual respect found in our dojo enhances the overall experience, making each session not just a workout but a journey of personal growth and self-discovery.

To enrol, you can visit our dojo during class hours or contact us through our website. Our team will guide you through the registration process, which includes filling out a membership form and discussing class packages and fees.

Initially, you’ll need comfortable clothing that allows for movement, like stretchy pants and a T-shirt. As you progress, you will require a karate gi (uniform) and any protective gear recommended by our instructors for sparring sessions.

For your first class, we recommend arriving a little early to familiarize yourself with our dojo and meet your instructor. Ensure you’re dressed in comfortable clothing and have a water bottle. It’s also helpful to come with an open mind and readiness to learn.

For detailed information on membership fees and any associated costs for our Martial Arts for Adults class, please visit our fees page.

Inspirational Member Stories.

Our dojo is filled with stories of transformation and achievement. We share the inspiring experiences of our members who have seen significant changes in their lives, both inside and outside the dojo, through their dedication to martial arts.

Stirling Karate's Role in the Community.

Stirling Karate’s commitment to the community extends beyond the dojo walls. We participate in various outreach programs, engage in charity events, and conduct educational demonstrations, showcasing our dedication to spreading the positive impact of martial arts.