Membership to the Association
Kofukan Karate Australia Inc is a not-for-profit incorporated association run for the benefit of its members.
All students who train at a Kofukan dojo must be members of Kofukan Karate Australia Inc (the Association).
Membership of the association provides several benefits, including:
- Membership to Kofukan International, the Australian Karate Federation and the WA Karate Federation, which allows participation in tournaments and special training programs;
- Access to members-only events and seminars; and
- Access to training resources and information in the Member Area of this website.
All members have a right to attend general meetings of the Association. All members 16 years and over can vote at a meeting, including electing the Management Committee of the Association.
The membership fee is set by the Management Committee of the Association each year.
Note that membership fees are separate to the training fees charged by the principal instructor of a dojo.
The current executive members of the Management Committee are:
- Chairperson: Don McKay
- Deputy Chairperson: Iain Humphreys
- Secretary: Lindon McKenna
- Treasurer: Vanessa McKay
The current ordinary members of the Management Committee are:
- Brian Chambers
- Russell Humphreys
- David Hatte
- Robert Sage
- Monique Kroese
- Brenden Hatton
- David Atkinson
The Techical Committee includes all black belts who are current members. The Technical Committee has responsibility for matters relating to the study of, and training in, Kofukan Shito-ryu Karate-do by members. Second dan black belts and above are able to vote on matters relating to minimum standards applicable across all Kofukan Karate Australia dojos.
Rules of the Association
The Rules (sometimes called the Constitution) of the Association have been approved by the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (WA). Members can access the Rules in the Member Area.