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Adult Classes

Trifu Dojo is a premium martial arts school in Sydney, and we prides ourselves on providing you with a unique environment to learn a range of martial arts, and to join a welcoming community. Our Dojo is here to serve you, and to be a destination where you can hone your skills and reach your goals, in a supportive and respectful environment.

We learn from our students too – why they are drawn to us, how we have helped them, and why they stay to become friends – they are the lifeblood of our community.


In martial arts, there is no substitute for learning from masters.  We were honoured that the man who founded global Kyokushin Karate movement sent his star pupil, Shihan Tokujun Ishi to Australia to grow the discipline – and our students benefit directly from this.

In 1993, Sensei Daniel Trifu, founder of Trifu Dojo, began to learn from Shihan Ishi, and honed his skills over the next seven years. Sensei Trifu has over 25 years experience in studying and teaching martial arts in Sydney. He has competed in Kyokushin Karate and won at National, Asia Pacific, Oceana and International Tournaments.

This is an incomparable heritage – and is just one of the reasons why many students humble us by choosing to train with at Trifu Dojo.


Martial arts are ancient skills, but we understand that we live and work in an often time-poor modern world. With this in mind, we offer classes at an incomparable range of times and locations.

Daytime classes often suit adults who work from home, shift workers, and university students

Afternoon classes are ideal for school aged students

Evening classes are popular with daytime workers

Weekend classes are enjoyed by all, including family groups.

Our ten locations across Sydney offer 84 classes every week. You have a wealth of choices, and we have tailored our timetable to bring the joy of learning martial arts to as many people as we can.


Whether your interest lies in Kyokushin Karate, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Mix Martial Arts (MMA) or self-defence, at Trifu Dojo we offer you instruction in the discipline you choose. Our students love the way we structure our classes, which have been designed to incorporate a unique mix of challenge, fun and excitement.

We also offer a range of classes for all ages, from young children whose parents want them to learn the value of respect, patience, goals achievement, through to adults who want to pursue their fitness goals or test their minds and bodies in an entirely new way.


The cornerstone of any successful pursuit of a goal is focus, which for many is an acquired skill. By studying martial arts, you will learn to focus, and apply it to every facet of your life.

At Trifu Dojo our instructors’ focus is on the individual student, whether you are a beginner child or experienced adult, and we teach you with respect, in a way that is ideal for you. You are never regarded as just another class member, or just a number.


Many leisure and sports pursuits do not allow for shared enjoyment as a family unit – with age, size, and skills, being limiting factors. But here at Trifu Dojo we offer you classes that allow you to train with the young people in your lives.  Importantly, young people can learn skills that are passive defences against bullying.

These classes are immensely popular, and create a unique bonding opportunity in a supportive yet challenging environment.

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“Our sons Shay and Kian are both enjoying Karate lessons immensely. They have much more energy, focus and determination in everything they do including their schoolwork. We feel that Karate has helped them to channel their energy as well as gain confidence in themselves and their abilities. Daniel and Lynne are a fantastic team and have a genuine desire to teach children and adults alike.”

Jayna & Naz Hirani

Adult Classes Description 

Martial arts are method of training your mind, body and spirit to act as one. Adults from different walks of life have enjoyed the immense benefits gained through martial arts training.

Whether you’re after personal protection, health and fitness, building self-esteem and strengthening your self-confidence, our instructors will help and guide you to bring to light the amazing benefits of our adult classes.

Adults Karate Beginners

Get fit and enjoy training while pushing yourself towards a healthier life. Karate has a focus and complexity to its discipline very rare to find. You can experience all the benefits of a personal trainer and small group fitness class while exploring how far you can go. Whether you are a fitness fanatic or a novice at physical activity you will be challenged at your personal level.

Karate originated in Japan and our style, Kyokushin, is a high profile, extremely well respected form of martial art practiced by millions of people through out the world of all nationalities. Learn from our impressive stable of very experienced instructors headed by Sensei Daniel Trifu one of the world leaders in this discipline.


You will be assessed then taken through basics and fitness drills in an exciting new way to train your body, mind and spirit. This class is aimed at the beginner and as such will have all techniques explained in detail and at a more easily digestible pace.


If you are experienced in Kyokushin and have achieved a minimum of yellow belt you are invited to come along and train in these more advanced classes, allowing you to unlock the secrets of more advanced basics and kata.


Combining all belt levels, aiming to give a cross functional class giving the student fitness, basics and kata required for grading under Kyokushin syllabus.

Bring a Friend intro Class

A great opportunity for students to introduce a friend or family member to the amazing world of Trifu Dojo. All your questions will be answered and we will provide information and tasters of our programs. In this session you get to try one or more of our programs with a friend. You choose.

No obligation to join.


Learn kickboxing skills in a dojo environment. A safe & fun class with caring and disciplined instructors.

MA Circuit

Fitness and circuit class aimed at anyone with a desire to increase fitness and stamina in a group class yet with personalised focus from an instructor to give you that personal training feel. Suiting anyone from the first time beginner right through to the experienced martial artist.

Parents & Kids

One of our most successful class types yet. Mum, Dad, Brother and Sister or any combination thereof can train and have a fun in this fitness based fun class. All levels of fitness are catered to, whether you are an athlete or haven’t uttered the word fitness in years you are considered under the guidance of our experienced instructors.

We combine a family atmosphere in a non-threatening environment so you and your family can get the most out of Trifu Dojos’ Parents and kids class.

Don’t sit on the sideline any longer we will show you how a family that trains together stays together.

Members get personalized assistance to help with their own goals.

Sparring Class

This class is available to those students serious about learning full contact fighting. Taken by Sensei Daniel in a challenging and exciting class to learn the dynamic teaching techniques he has gained through years of international experience and being trained by Shihan Tokujun Ishi a direct student of Sosai Mas Oyama the founder of Kyokushin Karate.

This insight is very rare and is hard to find in a teacher that can pass down the necessary expertise required to prepare you for as far as you can make it in full contact competitions. Many of our students have competed in World Cups and World Tournaments and some have even placed in Kyokushin’s most prestigious World Tournaments. All levels are welcome. You will spar according to ability. Your safety is our priority.

Brazilian Jiu Jitzu (BJJ)

Adding to our already impressive curriculum we now offer BJJ classes. Have you ever wondered what happens to you if the fight ends up on the ground? Brazilian Jiu-Jitzu is the most effective martial art if you find yourself in a situation where you have to defend yourself against a grappler.

BJJ originates, as the name implies, from the Brazilian form of grappling and is an absolute necessity for self-defence and offers easy techniques that enable you to get out of any situation.

Fight Fit & Drills

This class is taken exclusively by Sensei Daniel Trifu.  This is your opportunity to be trained under one of the most experienced Kyokushin Fighters in the world. Learn his secrets and exactly what it takes to be a top fighter or just improve your fight game. Being fight fit is one of the best ways to improve your fitness and cardiovascular stamina.

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)

Mixed Martial Arts is continuing to gain momentum and we are pleased to announce we have added MMA to our curriculum.

MMA is a combination of stand up fighting, (Kyokushin, boxing and kickboxing) throwing techniques (Judo and Aikido), and fighting on the ground (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu plus striking techniques while on the ground).

Come and try some clever manoeuvres and fighting techniques being shared in a friendly atmosphere.

Open Mat

A chance for enrolled students to use our space for self-training. Check with Sensei.

Private Tuition

Every student is different and learns at their own pace, however if you want to gain the edge or improve your fitness, kata, basics, fighting skills, strength, defense. You name it. Everyone can benefit from a little personalized one-on-one training. Ask about our Private Tuition. It is beneficial for all students regardless of level or expertise.

Available for all ages and belt levels.

Women’s & Girl’s Self Defence

The world is changing and we all should have some level of knowledge of how to feel safe for our families and ourselves. Being aware of techniques and courses of action that can be used in a dangerous situation makes us more confidant and at ease in our day to day lives. These classes are, unfortunately, a necessary tool for us all.

Suitable for young or not so young, frail or strong in an unthreatening class taken by experienced martial artists.

Not sure? We’ve Got That Covered Too!

It can be daunting to commit to an entirely new pursuit such as learning martial arts – we get this. But we’re so confident about the learning environment we’ve created at Trifu Dojo’s 10 locations, that we offer a free two-week trial – we know we’ll see you back.

And don’t be worried that there will be extra charges because when you do join, we supply you with your uniform – our ‘thank you’ for beginning your martial arts journey with us.

At Trifu Dojo, we know that we offer the very best martial arts experience in Sydney, and welcome your call Daniel on 0410 799 816 or Lynne on 0418 452 262, or complete the Enquiry Form on the right to answer your questions or to arrange your own two-week free trial.

“We enrolled our identical twin sons, aged just 4, in “Little Dragons” at Trifu Dojo. The positives from karate include fitness, co-ordination, respect, self-control and a sense of achievement. The look when one of my boys won “Student of the Week” was priceless. The other one is taking his tournament trophy to school this week to discuss the importance of “giving it a try”.

Jane Needham

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