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 […]
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 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 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 […]
Kofukan Karate Australia was named the 2022 National Good Sports New Club of the Year for inspiring positive change and taking responsibility for its members.
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 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 […]
Fundraising for Tournament Protective Equipment Sensei Don McKay with the delivery of personal protective equipment purchased with fundraising by Kofukan Karate Australia members, 29 August 2022 August 2022 commenced a big fundraising drive for Kofukan Karate Australia led by Sensei Don from Karate For Life (Baldivis, Kwinana and Forrestdale dojos). The purpose of the fundraising […]
Kofukan Australia welcomes a new Shodan black belt Kofukan Karate Australia is proud to welcome a new Shodan (1st Dan Black Belt) to our ranks. On 12 June 2022, Corey Parker successfully graded at his home dojo, Kofukan Byford Dojo, in front of panel of black belts. Two other students, Alfred Koenig (Kwinana) and Connor […]
Kofukan International 50th Anniversary Awards On 5 April 2022, Shihan Keiji Tomiyama, President of Kofukan International, awarded two senior Australian Kofukan karate-ka new ranks and titles. In 2022 we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the origins of Kofukan International, as Naoki Omi and Keiji Tomiyama moved to Europe to teach Tani-ha Shito-Ryu in March 1972. “To commemorate […]