Andrew Carey was first introduced to the art of Karate-do in August 1977 when he began studying the Budokan style. The dojo in which he was training later decided to change its style to Shotokan, and affiliated with the Karate Union of Australia (KUA) eventually becoming part of JKA in 1988.
In 1985 Andrew was graded Shodan and since that date has competed at State, National and International level. He has also visited Japan numerous times, both to participate competitively and to train in the Japanese dojo environment.
Andrew established Carey’s Martial arts in 1998 and started his own dojo on his family property in Geraldton, Western Australia. The dojo began life in a large shed behind the family home but today, after a number of building extensions and the inclusion of training aids such as punching bags and weights along with specialised flooring and competition mats, it now looks and feels like a true karate dojo. Carey Martial Arts dojo has also produced a number of excellent karateka who have enjoyed a great deal of success at the National Titles every year.
After the JKAA Association folded in 2009, Andrew and his CMA Dojo affiliated with the Shotokan Karate Coalition (SKC) under the instruction of Sensei Keith Geyer. In 2013 together with SKC, CMA rejoined the Japan Karate Association (JKA) under the banner of JKA-SKC Australasia. Andrew is now a dojo head under the auspices of that organisation.Posted on: June 3, 2015, by : admin