Kofukan Karate Australia

2024 Annual General Meeting elects a new committee

Cover image of Annual Report 2023

2024 Annual General Meeting elects a new committee At the Annual General Meeting on 3 March 2024, a new Management Committee for the Association was elected: Don McKay – Chairperson (re-elected) Brian Chambers – Deputy Chairperson (re-elected) Sandra Kalmar – Treasurer Lindon McKenna – Secretary (re-elected) Ordinary committee members: Aaron Wilkinson Brandon Didsman Corey Parker David […]

Five new black belts in Kalgoorlie

group photo of graded students in Kalgoorlie with instructors

Five new black belts in Kalgoorlie (back row) Jaelle, Aiden, Rashall, Taine, Eishaan and Melissa passed their gradings in Kalgoorlie, November 2023. (front row) Instructors Rob, Brian and Don. November 2023 saw 18 senior students pass their gradings before a panel of Kofukan black belts, six in Kalgoorlie and 12 from the Perth/Peel metro dojos. […]

Inter-club Tournament October 2023

Competitors in junior emale kumite

The 2023 inter-club shito-ryu tournament was held on the 15th of October 2023. 40 competitors had a fun day getting experience with kata and kumite.

Alfred smashes his black belt grading assessment

Alfred Koenig (centre) graded to black belt, Standing with instructors Don McKay and Lindon McKenna

Alfred smashes his black belt grading assessment Alfred Koenig (centre) with instructors Don McKay (left) and Lindon McKenna (right) Alfred Konig (centre left) and Max Geale (centre right) passed their grading on the 5th of June 2023 Kofukan Karate Australia welcomed a new black belt to its ranks on the 5th of June 2023. Alfred […]

Inter-club Tournament June 2023

Boys kimute medalists

The 2023 inter-club tournament was held on the 4th of June 2023. 50 competitors had a fun day getting experience with kata and kumite.

Shihan Keiji Tomiyama visits Australia 2023

Group photo of participants in workshops with Shihan Tomiyama at Medina Hall 22 April 2023

Shihan Keiji Tomiyama visits Australia 2023 From 21 to 27 April 2023, Mr Keiji Tomiyama, President of Kofukan International (Shihan, 9th Dan Tasshi Shito-ryu) was hosted in Australia for a series of training seminars and workshops. The highlight of the program was the weekend workshops attended by nearly 70 karate-ka, with students from Kofukan dojos […]

New committee elected at Annual General Meeting

Cover page of Annual Report 2022

New committee elected at Annual General Meeting At the Annual General Meeting on 5 March 2023, a new Management Committee for the Association was elected: Don McKay – Chairperson (re-elected) Brian Chambers – Deputy Chairperson Iain Humphreys – Treasurer (formely Deputy Chairperson) Lindon McKenna – Secretary (re-elected) Ordinary committee members: Corey Parker David Atkinson David Hatte […]

Successful Inter-club Tournament 2022

Photo of competitors and instructors in a group photo at the tournament

Successful Inter-club Tournament 2022 in the year of the 50th Anniversary of Kofukan On Sunday 6 November 2022, 100 competitors and their families descended on the Kwinana Recquatic Centre to compete in the annual Perth Kofukan Inter-Club Tournament. Feedback from competitors and parents was that it was a fun and friendly event, with many students […]

Kofukan Australia goes national

Photo of Dave Hatte

Kofukan Australia goes national with Sensei Dave opening a dojo in Queensland After 31 years of Kofukan karate in Australia, the first Kofukan dojo has opened outside Western Australia. Dave Hatte (3rd Dan) moved to Queensland earlier this year and last week opened a dojo in Torquay, Queensland. Sensei Dave will initially focus on classes […]