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 […]

Fundraising for Tournament Protective Equipment

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 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

Shihan Tomiyama with black belts at the Kwinana Dojo in 2016

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 […]

Successful WAKF Regional Seminar in Kalgoorlie

WA Karate Federation group photo kalgoorlie

Successful WAKF Regional Seminar in Kalgoorlie Participants at the February 2022 WAKF Regional Seminar, Kalgoorlie Sensei Don McKay (left) and Sensei Brian Chambers (second from left) joins WAKF coaches at the WAKF Regional Seminar Kofukan Karate Australia would like to thank the West Australian Karate Federation (WAKF) for holding their Regional Seminar in Kalgoorlie on […]

Brown Belts “Saifa” through their first training seminar of 2022

Students and instructors group photo 13 February 2022

Brown Belts “Saifa” through their first training seminar of 2022 On Sunday 13 February 2022, nine brown belts and four black belts attended the first Brown Belt Seminar for 2022, held at the Meadow Springs Dojo. Sensei Don, Sensei Iain, Sensei Lindon and Sensei Stuart provided instruction on Saifa for 2nd Kyu students and Gekisai […]

Welcome the Year of the Tiger

Chinese Lunar New Year 2022 Year of the Tiger

Welcome the Year of the Tiger 2022 is the Year of the Tiger The 1st of February 2022 marks the beginning of the Lunar New Year (or Chinese New Year). This year is the Year of the Tiger! This must be a good sign that this year will be bigger and better for Kofukan, as […]

Welcome to our new website

Welcome to our new website 2022 brings a new website for Kofukan Karate Australia! The website provides useful information about each dojo to attract new members. It is also a comprehensive membership website where people can easily sign-up online and get access to great training resources. If you haven’t already, please register your membership. All […]