Our recent seminar on the 12th and 13th of April featured JKA Vice Chief Instructor Imamura Tomio Shihan and JKA Headquarters Instructor Okuma Koichiro Shihan.

It was a special seminar as it was one of the very few times that Imamura Shihan has been to Australia to teach and share his remarkabe karate history and knowledge.

We are truly grateful for the opportunity to learn from Imamura and Okuma Shihan's intelligence and creativity and look forward to continued growth and success together.


On the 16th and 17th of June we hosted JKA Vice Chief Instructor Ogura Yasunori Shihan and JKA Headquarters Instructors Naka Tatsuya Shihan and Okuma Koichiro Shihan.

It was an exceptional event that brought together karate-ka from various backgrounds, provided learning opportunities and inspired participants to reach new heights in their karate journey.

Ogura, Naka and Okuma Shihans shared their unparalleled expertise and knowledge; covering fundamental Kihon techniques, technical Kata points and opened our eyes to new Kumite ideas.

Every participant who attended the seminar had a great attitude and desire to learn from the best. This is what made for an enjoyable and successful training experience! There is no doubt memories, stories and friendships were made, to be remembered for a lifetime. The seminar fostered a strong sense of camaraderie and community, bringing together karate-ka who hadn’t been together since before Covid.

 In true Melbourne fashion, we had some beautiful Winter sunshine that quickly turned cold and windy, but this didn’t stop karate-ka of all ages and levels from travelling from all States of Australia.

There is no doubt the demonstrations and instruction from all three esteemed instructors served as a source of inspiration, motivating us to strive for excellence in our own practice.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to Ogura Shihan, Naka Shihan and Okuma Shihan for providing insights and enhancing our karate skills.

An incredible milestone was celebrated on the Saturday afternoon, in front of all participants and spectators; our JKA-SKC Chief Instructor, Keith Geyer was presented with his Hachi-Dan (8th-Dan) certificate, sanctioned by Ueki Shuseki Shihan and the JKA Shihankai.

 This was a truly special and memorable moment for all present as Keith Sensei was honoured for his unwavering dedication and relentless pursuit of excellence in the art of karate. It was a beautiful celebration of Keith Sensei’s positive influence and continuous development of JKA karate around the world. 

Thank you again to all who attended. We had overwhelmingly positive feedback highlighting the quality of instruction and valuable knowledge gained. We look forward to next time!

- JKA-SKC Honbu Dojo