Japan Karate Association (JKA) Australia Inc. (“JKA Australia” or “JKAA”) teaches traditional JKA Shotokan-style karate. Shotokan karate is a non-aggressive self defence martial art. Karate fosters the development of spiritual qualities: courage, courtesy, integrity, humility and self-control.
The purpose of JKAA is to develop and promote JKA Shotokan karate in Australia. Our instructors are certified by JKA Headquarters based in Tokyo, Japan. The standards taught are of the highest level in keeping with the technical requirements set by JKA HQ.
Our goal is to maintain these standards, to grow and to help all our students achieve their personal goals and aspirations.
WHY CHOOSE JKA AUSTRALIA?
IMPROVED HEALTH AND FITNESS
Karate training is a great way to improve your overall health and fitness. It is a high-aerobic activity which tests and improves your coordination, endurance, balance, flexibility and strength. Karate training is very adaptable and suitable for everyone of all ages and physical abilities; and it can be practiced without the use of any equipment.
CHARACTER AND MENTAL DEVELOPMENT
Through training, karate can held in building on one’s character and mental attributes. Karate immensely helps in building on your self-esteem, confidence and concentration. It also greatly contributes to instilling respect, self-discipline and mental toughness.
Our ‘Dojo Kun’ is recited regularly in our classes. The Dojo Kun is a set of five guiding ethical principles which aims to remind students of the right attitude, frame of mind and virtues to strive for, both within the and outside the dojo.
MEMBERSHIP WITH ONE OF THE LEADING KARATE ORGANISATIONS IN THE WORLD
JKA Australia is a member of the Japan Karate Association (JKA). JKA is one of the largest and prestigious karate organisations in the world, and its headquarters is located in Tokyo, Japan. As a member of JKA Australia, you will automatically become part of an internationally distinguished karate organisation.
ACCESS TO QUALIFIED INSTRUCTORS
Our instructors are led by our JKA Australia Chief Instructor, Nishimura Takaatsu Shihan, 7th Dan JKA. Nishimura Shihan is an internationally accredited instructor and distinguished figure within JKA, being a member of the JKA Shihankai and Director of the JKA Asia-Pacific Region.
Our instructors are accredited by JKA and teach based on the high standard set by Nishimura Shihan and our JKA headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. Our instructors are also required to hold first aid qualifications and Working With Children checks.
NATIONAL INSURANCE COVERAGE
As a member of JKA Australia, you will have access to a national insurance coverage to provide you with peace of mind when training. Having said this, our qualified instructors are very aware and capable of tailoring karate training in order to suit students of varying ages and physical abilities, to allow you to train hard and meet your personal goals in a safe manner.
LATEST NEWS, ANNOUNCEMENTS & EVENTS
JKA Australia branches can be found in various locations spread across Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia and Queensland.