Dear Students and Families,

I hope this message finds you well and enjoying your karate training. Each year, we aim to cast our attention towards a specific community issue with a view to raising both funds and awareness for the cause. As strong advocates for non-violence and anti-bullying, we have been working on developing a partnership with a major national charity that assists victim-survivors of domestic and family violence. I am therefore pleased to announce our new partnership with RizeUp Australia and our accompanying ‘Stop Domestic & Family Violence’ – Purple Belt Campaign.

RizeUp Australia is a community-driven organisation dedicated to supporting those affected by domestic and family violence, regardless of their gender. Their mission is to provide comprehensive assistance and create a safe, supportive environment for every individual impacted by domestic and family violence, ensuring no one is left behind. RizeUp acknowledges that such violence is predominantly gender-based, affecting women and children disproportionately. However, GKR Karate, in solidarity with RizeUp Australia, unequivocally condemns violence in any form, against anyone.

RizeUp have created various networks and programs to connect victim-survivors to specialist services which includes access to therapeutic counselling, support programs for traumatised children, and logistical assistance for those fleeing a violent household. Their flagship program furnishes homes for victim-survivors and their families and helps them re-build their lives after escaping a violent environment.


PLEASE JOIN US AND SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR ‘RIZEUP AUSTRALIA’ AND OUR ‘STOP DOMESTIC & FAMILY VIOLENCE’ CAMPAIGN

 

Our specially designed Purple Belts are now available for pre-order online. Purple is universally recognised as representing domestic violence awareness.  These purple belts can be worn in classes during the month of October to help us draw additional attention to this great cause.

Click the button below to order your belt


We also have a special Karate Bear available to order in support for this cause. Profits from the sale of our purple belts and Karate Bears in Australia will be donated directly to RizeUp to assist with their valuable ‘Rapid Response’, ‘Youth Enrichment Support’ and ‘Homes’ programs. We are confident that aligning ourselves with such a worthy cause will help to reinforce GKR Karate’s core values whilst also doing our part to provide aid where it is desperately needed.

As our Purple Belts are a pre order, the cut off date for ordering your belt is Sunday 11th August 2024. This will allow us enough time to have your special purple belt made and sent directly to you in time. Purple Belts are available in sizes 2, 4 and 6. These will be posted directly to you so that you receive them 1-2 weeks before the October campaign.

To read more about the amazing work RizeUp does go to www.rizeup.com.au

Kind regards
Gavin Samin
Assistant Chief Instructor

 


Why GKR Karate?

GKR creates the right environment for our members to train in. Although we promote self defence and fitness, our style also fosters positive values, confidence, discipline, focus and well being. GKR teaches you not only how to punch and kick, it teaches you to be a better person.

We encourage students of all ages, from all walks of life to join our club and be part of the supportive ‘family’ that is GKR Karate.

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