The Australian Karate Academy was founded in Brisbane in 1989, by Bob McMahon, 7th Dan. Sensei Bob is a former Physical Education Teacher and has trained seriously in karate since 1970, and opened his own branch on the Sunshine Coast from 1978 to 1987, and then in Brisbane from 1987 to the present. Today the club is run by the McMahon family, and together currently have three dojo in Australia – Brisbane, Sydney, and Adelaide.
The AKA are affiliated with Seito Karate Seitokukai (Original Traditional Karate) in Chiba, Japan and teach Koshinkan Karate (Old-Style Karate and modern sports-style Karate).
Our Old-Style Karate syllabus contains strikes, kicks, knees, throws, joint manipulations, weapons, vital area attacks, strangles, chokes, body conditioning etc. The Original Traditional Karate kata syllabus include – Pinan 1-5, Naifanchi 1-3, Passai Dai/Sho, Koshokun Dai/Sho, Chinto, Gojushiho – as well as Rohai, Oyadomari no Passai, Tensho, Niseishi, and Hanashiro no Jion.
Our Modern sports-style Karate syllabus concentrates on competition karate (kata and kumite), fitness, agility, flexibility, and self-development. The Competition Kata syllabus include – Rohai, Anan, Heiku, Kosokun Sho, Suparinpei, Chatanyara Kusanku, Chinto, Matsumura Bassai, and Nipaipo.
The instructors also explain the meaning and purpose of both old and modern karate and their relationship. Their approach to karate is unique, and will continue to preserve and evolve the karate they teach.