Welcome to JKA Adelaide
Sensei David Rigby
What is Shotokan Karate?
Founder, Funakoshi Gichin used the pen name 'Shoto' and this, despite his wishes, later became the name of the first official Japanese Karate dojo in Tokyo in 1939.
“There is no place in contemporary Karate for different schools. Some instructors, I know, claim to have invented new and unusual kata, and so they arrogate to themselves the right to be called founders of “schools”. Indeed, I have heard myself and my colleagues referred to as the Shotokan school, but I strongly object to this attempt at classification. My belief is that all these “schools” should be amalgamated into one, so that Karate may orderly progress into man’s future.” – Gichin Funakoshi
Who are the JKA?
The Japan Karate Association (JKA) are the World’s foremost authority on traditional Japanese Shotokan style Karate Do. With a vast membership in over 100 countries, the JKA is the world’s largest and most prestigious karate organisation. We belong to JKA Karate-Do Australia which is a member of this international organisation led by Jim Wood MBE 7th Dan Shihan Kai.
It is our belief that although Karate has a sporting aspect it is a traditional Japanese martial art and should be practiced as such. If required it is an effective form of self-defence and that it should instill in its practitioners discipline, control and confidence. Karate training must incorporate more than just the physical aspects; it must be firmly rooted in etiquette and respect.
Our adult students tell us that karate improves sleep and increases energy. It offers a unique challenge not found in gyms. It is not just getting fit, but each level presents opportunities to learn and develop new skills.
Parents tell us their children gain confidence and perform better in school
Looking for 'Karate Near Me?"
Are you looking for Introduction Specials?
We have Back to school savings for children in primary school using the $100 School Voucher.
By clicking 'New Students' in the top menu, you can also access exclusive web specials for people of all ages wanting to try Karate for the first time.
A variety of karate videos, styles
We have free onsite parking at the front and back of Marcia Avenue