JKA-SKC Honbu Dojo training on Elwood Jetty, Melbourne
The JKA-SKC is a healthy, thriving organisation. It has a large group of core members who have a long history with the Japan Karate Association and many of its karateka hold very senior ranks: three Nanadans, seven Rokudans and 21 Godans.
The goal of the JKA-SKC instructors is to educate, motivate, guide and inspire our students and help them achieve their personal goals. Our instructors desire to be the best we can be in the karate world. We challenge ourselves to maintain continuous improvement in the areas of teaching and training.
Many of our instructors enjoyed success on the international competition stage and they are now passing their experience onto their karateka.
JKA-SKC Dojo Heads
- Permission to conduct Dan gradings
- Permission to conduct Licence “Instructor, Examiner and Judge” tests
- National seminars and JKA-SKC area seminars
- Visits by JKA Headquarters instructors, including Ueki Shuseki Shihan (Chief instructor of JKA)
- JKA-SKC members are also entitled to attend the Spring and Autumn seminars held by JKA headquarters in Japan
- Annual standardisation Dojo Head training
- JKA-SKC members are entitled to enter trials when an Australian JKA team is selected
Naka and Okuma Senseis - seminar in Melbourne
Okuma Sensei teaching Bassai-Sho in MelbourneText
Keith and Derrick Geyer training in the JKA Honbu Dojo Instructors
Class training - May 1974Text
Keith at the JKA Honbu Dojo 1977
Keith visiting Funakoshi Gichin's memorial stone at Engakuji temple, Kita, Kamakura in 1977
Keith fighting Tanaka Sensei at his Sandan grading in 1977.
The referee was Mikio Yahara
1972 - Johannesburg City hall - Transvaal championships - Enoeda Sensei, Roy Braun (Keith's first instructor) Keith, Stan Schmidt Sensei
Keith at Honbu Dojo Tokyo, pointing at his name directly under Stan Sensei's name on the Dan grade board
Ogura Sensei and Keith training in Germany With Ochi Sensei in 1980
JKA Shihankai members - Keith standing 3rd from right in between Ogura and Yano Senseis
Many of our JKA-SKC Australasia dojo heads, Lutie van den Berg, Jeff Krug, Rob Sachs, Karin Prinsloo, Graz Prinsloo spent years training with Stan Sensei who had a profound influence on all their karate lives. Read more about the late Stan Schmidt Shihan here.
Rob Sachs, Keith Geyer, Stan Schmidt Sensei, Jeff Krug, Lutie van den Berg