Curtin University
Curtin Karate Club

Social / Cultural

We consider the social / cultural aspect of our club to be one of the most important ones. Most people who join do so mainly as a hobby. To enjoy something stimulates you to perform better, which is a better method to force someone to learn. As our eloquent sensei often says: "this is not the spartan days anymore". People join because they want to learn something and realise their potential, but also to have fun and meet other people. We frequently organise social activities and gatherings. Our recent activities have included pot lucks, barbecues, laser gaming, catamaran sailing, and movie-nights.

Our club has members from many different countries, which creates a great mixture of people. So even if you're not sure about your English, someone should speak a language that comes close to yours! Most members are students, but we also have several senior members, many of which are affiliated with Curtin University in one way or another. Generally, we have about as many female members as we do male members.

In the traditional 'old days', members of a dojo often treated each other as family. Respecting todays cultural differences and avoiding imposition, we uphold this ideal of respecting each other and caring for each other, in training and in a social environment. Though today's litigative world has placed a degree of restraint on the conduct of a Karate club, our club does provide an avenue to those who are keen to pursue Karate as a discipline.

Surf Catting, spring 2007 Laser Gaming, winter 2007
Surf Catting, spring 2007 Laser Gaming, winter 2007

Having fun at Archery event 2010 Autumn Barbecue 2007
Having fun at Archery event 2010 Autumn Barbecue 2007