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Visit to the Australian Sohonbu

Posted by Colin Phillips on April 27, 2011 at 3:23 AM Comments comments (0)

It was a great experience training at the Sohonbu, the intensive training undertaken and knowledge gained during my stay in Perth will greatly benifit the students in NSW for the months and years ahead.

We are very privleged to have Mike Shihan guiding us on our journey in Karate Do and it is obvious of the special connection that the Australian Shito Ryu Karate Do Kai has with Japan; we are truly blessed.

A big thank you to Mike Shihan and Ingrid for their hospitality during my visit, it was great meeting our fellow students and black belts in Western Australia and training with you all, I hope to meet and train with you again in the future.


Colin Phillips

Blitz Special Collectors Edition 2010

Posted by Shito-Ryu Australia Karate-Do Kai on April 16, 2010 at 1:49 AM Comments comments (0)

Mike Williams Shihan, Chief Instructor of Shito-Ryu Australia Karate-Do Kai is one of the featured instructors in the Blitz 2010 annual Instructors Fighting Techniques Special Edition. To find out more about Seito Shito-Ryu Karate-Do in Australia get yourself a copy of the magazine, we still have some copies left at the Dojo for $9.95, just post a reply and order a copy.

If you have read the article please let us know what you thought.


Posted by Shito-Ryu Australia Karate-Do Kai on December 28, 2009 at 5:56 AM Comments comments (0)

We have just finished uploading a new page to the members section of the site. You can find it under the heading of 'Stances' after clicking on the members link. This should provide a good reference for the twelve stances required in the Shito-Ryu Australia Karate-Do curriculum.


This page is restricted to members only so if you haven't joined yet you will need to do so before you can view the new page.


Please leave a comment and tell us what you think and also let us know what else you would like to see on the site. We have plans to upload more pages in the New Year to deal with more techniques in the curriculum.


Remember that all members can comment on any of the entries in the blog, it doen't matter if it's just a few words we want everyone to get involved.


If you have a question you can go the forum section and ask away, it is quite likely that other members will be interested in the answer as well so don't hesitate, there's no such thing as a stupid question!



The Anatomy of a Punch

Posted by Shito-Ryu Australia Karate-Do Kai on June 25, 2009 at 4:49 AM Comments comments (3)

We were recently contacted by the editor of Blitz Magazine to write a submission on how to perform Seiken Tsuki (front punch) & Gyaku Tsuki (reverse punch).

Blitz magazine is doing an article comparing punches from different martial arts and we have been asked to represent the punching techniques of traditional Karate.

The brief was to write between 800 and 1000 words and to provide 8 to 10 photographs. My first thoughts were where do you start! In the Dojo you can demonstrate the techniques but writing it down in a logical sequence and describing the requirements in writing was a challenge.

The more you think about what is considered to be a basic punch, the more you realise how involved it is.

Look out for the next issue of Blitz Magazine to see the result.

If you were asked to write down the essential ingredients of a front punch in point form what would you write?