Our Mission

Welcome To Karate One – Family Martial Arts

We know that finding a martial arts school can be overwhelming. At Karate One, our priority is to help you and/or your children become better versions of yourselves.

Our expert instructors are here to learn your goals, and help you achieve them in a fun, exciting, and welcoming environment. Take a minute to learn more about our facility, programs, and community through our website, and we look forward to seeing you soon!

“Everyone has 10 seconds more to give, you just have to believe.”


After your trial membership, all our student memberships are month to month, we do not lock you into long term contracts and only ask for 30 days notice if you wish to leave.

Of course! We offer great family discounts. The second family member is 10% of the third family member is FREE, its a great way for the parents to enjoy the benefits of martial arts with their children

We take students as young as 3yrs old, however we have taken students a little bit younger granted they have a good attention span and are great listeners, its a good opportunity to take advantage of our free trial.

No! At Karate One we run all year round, this means you can enroll when the time suits you best, there’s no need to wait until the start of the school term. The only time classes stop is over the christmas break.

Definitely not, around 95% of our students have never tried martial arts before, and 95% of our students never new how to punch or kick properly either, we are here to show you how.

No, at Karate One your membership is 1, 2 or unlimited classes per week, so if you miss you class on a Monday you can make it up on a Wednesday or Saturday for example.

When you sign up to one of our trial programs you will receive a free Karate One uniform. We like all our students to look and feel like they are part of our tribe as quickly as possible.

Absolutely not! The techniques you learn at Karate One are there for self-defence, self awareness and self discipline. Knowing how to punch and kick does not mean you will use it, it means you now know when to use it. We have a strict rule on not fighting outside our studio for anything other than self defence.

We train on a fully matted surface to allow our students to fall without injury, falling properly is a major part of martial arts and without a matted surface this would not be possible. All our instructors are M.A.I.A certified and have senior first aid. Karate One is also completely insured if you do injure yourself.

Yes, all Karate One instructors are child protection checked and we update our information regularly.

Yes we are, we were one of the first martial arts studios to be granted as an Active Kids provider, we also have a trial membership to use with your Active Kids voucher.

Try A Free Class On Us!

Before signing up for a membership, try a no-obligation free trial class to see if we’re a good fit.



Alex Kirkwood
Alex KirkwoodCo-owner/Founder of Karate One
HEAD INSTRUCTOR: Illawong and Bexley North studios
3rd degree black belt in Goju Ryu Karate
Kristy Kirkwood
Kristy KirkwoodCo-owner/Founder of Karate One
HEAD INSTRUCTOR: Illawong studio
4th degree black belt in Shotokan Karate
Peter Sokias
Peter SokiasInstructor
Instructor Bexley North Studio
2nd degree black belt in Shotokan Karate
Markie Bilic
Markie BilicInstructor
Instructor Bexley North Studio
3rd degree black belt in Shotokan Karate


Get started with a FREE class here at Karate One! Contact us to sign up!