Welcome to the World Shotokan Karate-Do of Australia website.

We aim to provide a friendly training environment for students of all ages and backgrounds.

New students are welcome to attend a free introductory lesson.

We look upon Karate as being more than just a method of self defence, providing a range of benefits including fitness, strength, co-ordination, reflexes, as well as imporiving self-confidence and strength of character.

All our instructors are fully accredited by the Australian coaching council and the Australian Karate Federation.


Zoom Classes !!

World Shotokan Karate-Do of Australia is now hosting online Zoom Classes. If you are an existing World Shotokan Karate-Do of Australia member, please get in touch with Sensei John Haitidis regarding joining his Zoom Classes. You will issued our Zoom address and password to join. You will need to register with Zoom and you can …

About Us

Karate for Everyone

If you are 5 or 65 years of age you are welcome to challenge yourself by learning this strong but most beautiful art of Empty hand.

Karate can be practiced by anyone of any age. This beautiful art can be adapted easily to anyone wishing to learn its skills. The attraction of Karate for many people is not only an effective form of self defence, but it is practiced because of mental and physical development, otherwise practiced only as a sports Karate for competition.

Traditional Karate

Traditional Karate training means that the practitioner is not taking part in any sports competition. The training consists of basic techniques, sparring and self defence. This involves throwing, take downs and reaping techniques as well as Kata (patterns).

All basic training is conducted and practiced in groups in different grade levels, also self defence is practiced with a partner.

Sports Karate and Competition

Parents naturally want their children to develop self confidence, grow fit and healthy and at the same time be able to defend themselves in this age of increasing violence.

By taking part in a proper systematic training program, automatically children will learn about the competitions sanctioned and recognized by WSKA, The Australia Karate Federation (AKF) and World Karate Federation (WKF). These competitions can be at a State, National or International level.


Karate Dojo Kun

The Dojo Kun translated below is recited at the end of every class.

ONE! to strive for perfection of character

ONE! to defend the paths of truth

ONE! to foster the spirit of effort

ONE! to honour the principles of etiquette

ONE! to guard against empetuous courage