Nayils hold daily and weekly group activities and classes, which promotes learning as well as building skills to create a healthier lifestyle. At Nayils we also focus on employment opportunities and activities, while having promoting fun and social interaction with the community.
Sports and Fitness
All our group activities and classes are led by qualified fitness coordinators and support mentors. Our programs help to develop coordination, self-esteem, confidence and social skills. Our personal trainers can assist our members to achieve their personal fitness goals, while having fun through movement.
Our sports programs include:
Support to the Special Olympics
Fitness classes with a fully qualified Personal Trainer
Hip Hop Dance class
We provide classes in:
Zen Do Kai
Ladies Self Defense
Zen Do Kai- “The best of everything, in progression”
The Zen Do Kai philosophies and principles are “Taking the best, the most effective techniques from many tradition styles including traditional Karate, Muay Thai, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and blending it all into one modern style.”
Living by the Zen Do Kai motto, “Brothers and Sisters, by choice”, Nayils empowers and transform their students’ lives. Providing a safe and fully inclusive environment for them to learn and grow, physically, mentally and socially.
Martial arts is not a “treatment” for learning and attention issues, but can help with coordination and executive functioning, with the development of new abilities. Martial arts can also help reduce anxiety and create a more positive attitude. Martial arts is great to learn for anyone, but, especially people with needs, not only as a sport or self-defense, but as a way of life with unlimited rewards, as many of our families have discovered. Within our dojo, we have several families training and grading together. Through their training and continuous support for each other, they have become stronger. “Families who train together, stay together”
Zen Do Kai is an art, which is suitable for children from 5yrs old to adults up to 65yrs of age, students learn techniques specific to their needs and ability. Our all inclusive classes are a graded and certified system allowing the student to set goals for their own personal development in a fun and relaxing atmosphere.
Krav Maga is the most effective self-protection system, which is an easy to learn program, its focus is on Survival. Using fast and simple defensive movements against grabs, strikes, knives, batons, firearms, multiple attackers and home invasion.
Nayils have very friendly, easygoing instructors who are extremely passionate about helping others in their martial arts journey.
Sempai Jason Cornwell has been training since 1987, with Shihan Steve Panebiango for the Sunshine Coast Academy 4 Martial Arts. He is a qualified 1st Degree Black Belt in Zen Do Kai, and is also ranked with a 1st degree in Progressive Krav Maga and has a Brown Singlet in Muay Thai. Jason has over 10 years training experience and has been teaching for 4yrs. He has also had 5 years experience in coaching and has many students going onto the Special Olympics. He is highly experienced in teaching individuals with higher needs.
Sempai Cathy Lindley has a variety of experience in martial arts, starting at the age of 13, training at the local PYC in Judo and Budokan Karate. She has several years experience in boxing and has trained and instructed Tong Long Kung Fu and Tai Chi for 8 years. She has been trying in in Zen Do Kai, Muay Thai and Krav Maga for 4 years. She is ranked 1st First Degree Black Belt in Zen Do Kai, Brown Singlet in Muay Thai and Green Belt Progressive Krav Maga, Purple level 2 Tong Long Kung Fu, Blue Belt in Judo and Green Belt in Budokan Karate. She is extremely passionate about training and teaching, in all aspects of martial arts.
Sempai Ray Lindley has been training Zen Do Kai, Krav Maga and Muay Thai for 4 years. He has over 20 years experience in coaching juniors with football and soccer with several years of experience in boxing and Yung Yang Do. He is currently ranked 1st degree Black Belt Zen Do Kai, Green Belt in Krav Maga and Brown Singlet in Muay Thai. He has a strong passion for health and fitness and is passionate in helping others in their martial arts journey.
Daily Workshop Activities
Providing our members with the opportunity to express themselves, through different arts and crafts activities, while also learning new life skills. Items, which are made or restored, can also be sold to the public, in the near future we planning to initiate stalls at the local markets.
Some of our group activities include:
Social Clubs and Holiday Programs
Nayils provides support to all our members and their families our emphasis for our holiday and social groups is FUN, having fun socializing with our friends and family within the community in a fun, safe environment.
We have a wide range of day trips at local attractions and theme parks. We also offer weekend trips and holidays, which in the past have included, a boat cruise to the State of Origin.
We currently have Friday Night Bowling, Saturday Social Club, Friday Morning Sailing.