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 JKA Australia 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 World’s Leading Karate Organisations
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 accredited by JKA and teach based on the high standard set by the late Nishimura Takaatsu Shihan (JKAA founder and former Chief Instructor) and our JKA headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. We maintain regular and constant communication with the JKA headquarters to ensure that the level and quality of our instructors’ teachings are up-to-date and of a high standard.
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
Appointment of New JKA Australia Executive Committee and Technical Board We are pleased to announce the appointment of JKA Australia’s new Executive Committee members for 2021-2022, who were elected at the Annual General Meeting held on 31 October 2021. The…
NISHIMURA TAKAATSU SHIHAN 1945 – 2021 It is with great sadness that we inform that our JKA Australia Chief Instructor, Nishimura Takaatsu Shihan, passed away peacefully on 11 October 2021. Nishimura Shihan was a highly regarded and respected karate instructor…
Online Judges’ Training – August 2021 On Sunday, 15th August 2021, an online judges’ training session was held. The training session was conducted by our JKAA Chief Instructor, Nishimura Takaatsu Shihan. Unlike any ‘normal’ training, this session was mainly theoretical…
APPOINTMENT OF NEW JKAA TECHNICAL BOARD The following members will form the JKAA’s new Technical Board, effective from 1st July 2021: JKAA Chief Instructor: Takaatsu Nishimura Shihan, 7th Dan JKAA Deputy Chief Instructor: Phil Young Sensei, 5th Dan Technical Board…
6th JKAA Instructors Training Seminar On 22nd and 23rd May 2021, we held the 6th Annual JKAA Instructors Training Seminar. After not being able to conduct this training in 2020 due to COVID-19, it was wonderful to have been able…
JKA Australia branches can be found in various locations spread across Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia and Queensland.