To be self-confident is to trust in yourself and your abilities.
When you are giving a presentation or a speech, is very important to be self-confident.
Confidence is a feeling of trust in someone or something. To be self-confident is to have confidence in yourself. Self-confident people don’t doubt themselves. This is usually a positive word: you can be self-confident without being cocky, arrogant, or overconfident.
If you know what you’re doing, you have every reason to be self-confident.
Why Self-Esteem Matters
According to KidsHealth.org when children feel good about themselves, it sets them up for success — in everything from school to friendships. Positive feelings like self-acceptance or self-confidence help kids try new challenges, cope with mistakes, and try again. Taking pride in their abilities and accomplishments helps kids do their best.
By contrast, kids with low self-esteem might feel unsure of themselves. If they think others won’t accept them, they may not participate as often. They may allow themselves to be treated poorly and have a hard time standing up for themselves. Kids who don’t expect to do well may avoid challenges, give up easily, or be unable to bounce back from mistakes.
Having low self-esteem can block success. It can leave kids distracted by the stress of how to deal with everyday challenges.



Get your kid active.
One of the most important benefits of Karate for kids is that it includes a physical activity component. Not only will your child move around a lot, but they’ll also build on their strength, coordination, and flexibility.
Work on Goal-Setting and Self-Improvement.
Karate has a reward system to encourage student effort and consistency. Belts of different colors are awarded according to technical proficiency, rewarding students for their practice and  mastery of skills. Focusing on a goal such as achieving a new rank or belt is a great way to learn about goal-setting and motivation.
Learn Respect and Listening Skills.
Respecting your Sensei and your classmates is an important part of Karate. Children will need to listen to and follow instructions to learn new moves and skills.



Encourage Teamwork and Belonging.
While Karate is typically done individually, teamwork is still a vital part of practice. Working in pairs is often used to teach sparring or to work on moves.
Being part of a Dojo also creates a sense of belonging and creates lifelong friendships.
Get Physical in a Safe Environment.
If you have a child who likes to punch, kick, roll or wrestle, Karate offers a safe environment in which to do it. Children learn how to punch bags, how to land safely if they fall backward and how to block someone else’s punches or kicks. It’s much safer than practicing on their siblings or on the lounge room floor!




…started with Sensei Genaro Maya’s vision. He started practicing Karate-Do in November 1970. Two years later he started teaching karate as a Sempai, advanced student, in his Sensei’s dojo. 

“Karate became part of my life; my love and my passion for Karate led me to start my own dojo in 1973. I wanted to share my discipline and its benefits with more people. My Dojo in Mexico had 300 students. Today our organization has more than 30 dojos.

About fifteen years ago the Australian Karate Federation invited us to come to Australia to teach our Karate style.

In 2015 we arrived in Adelaide with a Distinguished Talent Visa. Within a few weeks Maya Karate Academy opened its doors for the first time.

Today we are working in order to spread our karate style known as  Shu Do Kan, ( Shu meaning to learn, Do meaning the way and Kan meaning “The place where we learn”). Karate-Do has changed our lives and the lives of many others who have had the opportunity to incorporate it into their lives.”    



…Is present in 11 countries; Australia, Austria, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Japan, Mexico, Italy, USA, and Spain.

For 60 years long, it has had the objective of promoting the serious study and practice of Karate-Do.

Our academy in Adelaide, is run by instructors who have a high level of academic and technical knowledge. 


Shihan Genaro Maya 8° Dan is our head of Style in Australia and Mexico.

Shihan Helena Koch 7° Dan is our International Technical Adviser.

Jun Shihan Carlos Maya Koch 4° Dan is our State Technical Director. He is ranked 27th place by Word Karate Federationand is the only athete in our style who has become a Champion of two Continents.

Jun Shihan Liliana Maya Koch 4° Dan is our Senior Self-defence instructor. She has been practicing for more than 24 years.

Shihan Augusto Gonzalez is our teacher. He has written “Keiko” and “A la Sombre del Karate de Suri”, two referrals for anyone involved in the history and technique of our discipline no matter which style they practice.

Shihan Hidel Tsuchiya is the main teacher  in our style in the world. He lives in Odawara, Japan, and has practiced for more than 65 years.


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