SFMA's belt system and rank requirements are designed to develop a student’s sense of accomplishment and progress through the ability to test up to three times a year. Time in rank, along with the ability to demonstrate the rank requirements (that includes the new requirements as well as all previous requirements) and showing constant effort during each class is necessary to be promoted to the next belt rank. Students will be reminded continually that a new belt is not necessarily a reward for what is known but a challenge to fulfill the new requirements and responsibilities of the new rank just received. The received belt has yet to be grown into and earned.

Years of experience in working with many students demonstrates that the rate that a beginner student learns Karate is quite unimportant in the long run. Many students who were slow starters have later grown to be fine young adults and black belts. Students are reminded continually that Karate requires only two things from them; Showing Up and Working Hard. It is through small steps with much encouragement and a genuine sense of accomplishment that success and successful training experience will be achieved.


Time Frame (minimum training time between ranks)


At Spirit First Martial Arts Dojo we practice and teach traditional Okinawan Shorin Ryu Karate and Kobudo, which consists of Chubu Shorin Ryu, Machimura Seito Shorin Ryu and Koga Ryu Kobudo (weapons' art) martial arts.

Located in Springwood, Queensland, we deliver karate classes to students from Springwood, Underwood, Slacks Creek, Rochedale, Rochedale South, Daisy Hill, Shailer Park, Loganholme, Tanah Merah and other Qld. suburbs.

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