Outer Eastern Martial Arts Club
C/o Croydon Secondary College, Croydon Road, Croydon VIC 3136
The Outer Eastern Martial Arts Club is a small not-for-profit club training traditional (not sport) karate with a distinct Reality Based Self Defence flavour. We provide a safe, friendly and challenging environment for adults of all ages and levels of fitness.
Our Karate background is Okinawan Goju Ryu as practised at the Jundokan. The training includes grappling techniques including holds, locks and takedowns.
We train Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6.30pm.
Visitors from other areas and other styles always welcome.
Join us for some Free lessons to see if karate is for you.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Truthful answer .... it depends. We train for self defence rather than sport. But, the most important training for self defence is learning to actually avoid any violent situation.
In the unlikely event that you would need to use your martial art skills, you will certainly be better prepared to defend youself and your family.I can't afford time off work. Am I likely to be injured?
Karate is an activity that involves a lot of physical contact and vigorous endeavour. However by use of protective equipment when appropriate and ensuring good technique and control, you are no more likely to be injured training with us than participating in any other physical activity.Aren't I too old for such a strenuous activity?
We train to the limit of our own physical abilities. The training we do will develop strength and fitness without stressing older bodies. As a result, age is really irrelevent. Many of Australia's top martial artists are in their 50s and 60s.What is the difference between your karate style and other styles?
Okinawan karate was originally a blend of Okinawan martial art called "te" and Chiness "kung fu". This gave the best of both worlds leading to a balanced blend of "hard" and "soft" and a very effective form of civilian self defence. Most schools don't teach the "soft". As a result most schools cater for strong, fit young people. Because we don't rely on strength and speed, our training is ideal for adults of all ages.