Unit 8, 59-61 Islander Rd Pialba
Hervey Bay QLD 4655 - Phone: 07 4124 0322



Martial Arts / Fitness / TAI CHI

We teach Shukokai Karate, a Shito-Ryu based traditional Japanese Karate. Shukokai Karate was first developed in 1949 by Chojiro Tani in Kobe Japan. Shukokai Karate Dojo was established in Australia by Sensei Alan Murdoch (7th Dan) in 1972. Shukokai Karate Hervey Bay was established in 1992 and is the regions longest running martial art facility.

The Founder of SHUKOKAI KARATE Hervey Bay 

Glen Smith


“The regions longest running full-time Martial Art facility”

We offer Classes for all age groups in traditional Japanese Shito-Ryu Karate ranging from three years of age. Our Junior and Senior classes are further divided into novice and advanced classes to ensure continuity within the class environment.

Our beginner classes are as follows:

Pee Wee (3 – 7) classes are held Monday and Wednesday afternoons at 4.00PM and run for one hour. 

Junior (7 – 15) classes run on Monday and Wednesday at 5.00PM to 6.00PM and also Saturday mornings 9.30 AM to 10.30 AM. 

Senior (15+) classes are run on Monday and Wednesday evening 6.00PM to 7.30PM and Saturday Morning 11.30AM to 12.30PM – we ask senior class participants to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to class commencing  for your pre class warm up.

We do not train by terms; training is on Monday to Saturday all year round, including throughout the school holiday breaks.  We do not train on Public Holidays.

First karate lesson is free to allow you and your children the opportunity to gauge if Shukokai Karate is for you.

Our training fee is currently set at $10.00 per person per lesson.

We do not have a joining fee or yearly memberships

Students are required to carry Player Accident Insurance.  Our policy is renewed each September.  The fee is due and payable on or before the student’s fourth lesson, students are issued individual renewal notices when that time occurs.

No equipment is required, comfortable play clothes and a jacket to wear home, we ask that students wear shoes to and from class and be in a neat and tidy manner for training.  Jewellery and other sharps are to be removed prior to training.  Students should bring along a drink of water as well, we do have suitable drinks available at reception .

We are a NUT FREE zone.

For our Pee Wee and Junior students, we suggest you arrive 10 minutes prior to class.

    • TAI CHI
      At Bubishi we have been studying Yang style Tai Chi since our arrival in Hervey bay.  Although initially this was on a part time basis; since the inception of our full time Dojo in 2003 that has been on a more fulltime basis.  Although not forming a part of the Shukokai training syllabus; the benefits gained from the practice of this ancient Chinese Healing Art supplement and enhance the practice of our Karate-do.
    • Our Tai Chi class times are:
    • Tuesday evening at 6.15pm to 7.15PM
    • Saturday morning commencing at 8.30AM and concluding at 9.30AM
    • Cost is $10.00 per class.
    • We recommend loose fitting comfortable clothing
    • No equipment or experience required.
      Private individual or group bookings for fitness / self defence / tai chi / martial arts are available on request.  Private tuition fees apply; please call us to discuss
    • SAFETY
      For your added safety we train on approved ‘softfall matting’ and all instructors are duly qualified and hold Queensland State Department “working with children” authority cards.