Our Philosophy

It is widely recognised that the Martial Arts have far reaching benefits that go beyond the self defense aspects. Participants learning the Martial Arts worldwide attest to an overall improved lifestyle from their training.

The essence of Karate-do lies in the development of individuals…
Karate-do transcends social class, age and fortune, and it can be mastered by everybody.Tsuyoshi Chitose

Why Train with Us?

Karate Lessons for Children, Teenagers & Adults

Training Programs

Our training programs are specifically designed for individual age groups. We recognise that children of different age categories, teens and adults are at varying physical and mental stages of development. With teaching experience that spans over 32 years, our Principal Michael Noonan has spent years ensuring that each age level receives the right type of training to develop their capacity for growth from a physical, technical and mental perspective.
Chito-Ryu Karate-Do


Michael Noonan

Michael Noonan

Head Instructor and Principal at The Karate Institute

Noonan Sensei has spent his life studying Martial Arts & in particular Chito-Ryu Karate-Do.

Noonan Sensei during his training sessions

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Without a doubt – the best decision we have made for an extra curricular activity for our 7 year old – supportive and community focussed with a focus on discipline and working towards something greater!

Emma Egan (Parent)

I have trained in a number of different schools and dojos over the years and The Australian Institute of Karate is by far the best place i have ever trained in. Its a proper school and every one there is welcoming and without judgment. Sensei Noonan is a wonderful and experienced teacher who imparts his knowledge freely. Training is very real world, hard , fun and catered to every level and age. It is definitely the real deal.

Ganesh Sundaramoorthy (Student)

I have trained at this dojo since I was 9 years old. Sensei Noonan is the absolute best Sensei in Australia. The dojo gives me a sense of belonging and all of the students make you feel welcome and part of the family. Training here for 5years, I have built confidence, my mental state has gotten better and as well as my physical state. I LOVE IT HERE. I couldn’t think of any other place where I would belong. I recommend this dojo to everyone. No matter your age, weight or appearance, everyone is accepted into the family.

Corydalis Leung (Student)

Training under Michael Noonan Sensei is exhilarating as he draws on his vast knowledge and experience to deliver lessons that are packed with information and insight. An hour feels like 10 minutes when training with Noonan Sensei. He is approachable and always happy to answer questions and provide guidance. I would highly recommend anyone considering learning karate to visit Noonan Sensei’s Tasseikan dojo for a friendly, supportive environment to learn practical, traditional karate.

Samantha Lenton (Adult Student)

The sensei is an amazing teacher. He really has a passion for his art and inspires his students. This type of karate is really good for kids to learn discipline and commitment. I’ve been coming here for 6 years and it’s like family here, so welcoming and friendly.

Jeanette Marshall (Parent)


  • Karate for Teens and Adults
  • Karate for Teens and Adults
  • Karate for Kids (8-12 Years)
  • Karate for Kids (8-12 Years)