Gilles Plains Dojo
known for many years as
Adelaide Academy of Karate-Do Shotokan.
In Nottingham 1972 David began training at the Bingham Karate Club under the instruction of Derick Langham Sensei, Shiro Asano Sensei of The Karate Union of Great Britain. David's Black belt gradings were achieved during Crystal Palace Summer courses of the KUGB / JKA with legendary Enoeda Sensei and many other Sensei of the Japan Karate Association.
In those times the training was hard and the pass rate of gradings was low, but the training, friendships and dojos he taught at contributed immensely towards the unfolding years ahead as the family migrated to Australia in 1982.
In 1984, Sensei David Rigby created the AAKS (Adelaide Academy of Karate-Do Shotokan) and began once again teaching Shotokan Karate.
The AAKS was met with immediate success with his students climbing the ranks of competition across Australia and also internationally.
Over 3 decades later, and once again a member of the JKA, his full-time dojo known as JKA Adelaide, continues with the tradition and passions of David's early years. The dojo has evolved and continues with the teaching of traditional Shotokan Karate to a high standard in Adelaide and across Australia.
Sensei David 5th Dan JKA is very proud to be a member of the JKA KDA group within Australia under the guidance of highly respected, Shihan Jim Wood MBE 7th Dan JKA.
Committed to Black Belt Excellence
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The martial arts at JKA Adelaide, boast full time dojo facilities with international standard matting, mirrored walls and specific weight training equipment in our gym to benefit our students progress towards excellence and Black Belt.
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