Trial lesson

COVID has come to the Gillies household and classes are cancelled until we are all clear. I encourage you to get together for training in the meantime. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Every thousand-mile journey begins with a single step. Congratulations on deciding to try a free trial lesson!

We offer a range of classes at Sobukan, and no two are the same. If unsure which class is best for you, please don’t hesitate to email or call.

For children, the choice is easy: the Kids Karate classes on Monday or Wednesday at 6pm.

I encourage adults to attend the Karate classes at 7pm on Monday or Wednesdays first, particularly beginners.

What should I wear?

If you have a white martial arts uniform, please feel free to wear it to your trial lesson. If you do not have a uniform, please wear comfortable exercise clothes. No shoes and socks may be worn on the mats.

What should I bring?

Bring an open mind, plenty of enthusiasm, friends and family – oh, and some water. If you have any health conditions, please advise the instructor in advance and bring any medication with you.

Do I need to call first?

No, but you can if you like. Please arrive 10 minutes before class so we can have a chat before we start. Students will need to agree to three rules before stepping onto the mats:

  1. Safety first
  2. Listen to the instructor
  3. Don’t fight outside the dojo

Where is the dojo?

We are situated in the big red Goshin Judo Kan dojo at 917a South Road (corner of Gladys Street), Clarence Gardens. Map to dojo

Easy access by:

  • Bus stop 13, routes 719, 720, 720H, 721, 721F, 722, 722F, 723F, 725F, 727F, N721
  • Edwardstown train station
  • Car – South Road or avoid traffic by using Winston Ave and Gladys St