The style of Martial Arts taught at The Australian Institute of Karate is Chito-Ryu Karate-Do. With deep roots in Karate’s long history Chito-Ryu was founded by the late Dr Chitose and continued by his son, the current Head of Style. Dr Chitose was recognised, by the All Okinawa Union of Karate-do and Kobu-do, as a Master of the Art and awarded the title of Hanshi (the highest acknowledgement available) in 1968.
The Australian Institute of Karate
In 1985, after 5 years of training in Australia, head instructor, Mike Noonan travels to Japan in search of deeper knowledge. He begins training with Soke Sensei, the Supreme Chito-Ryu Instructor.
In 1998 Noonan Sensei opened the Tasseikan Dojo in the Oatley Public School Hall where students trained up until 2009
What We Offer
WARNING - WE’RE NOT ALL THE SAME
The Martial Arts Industry is an unregulated industry. What that means to the consumer is; anyone at all, no matter how qualified or unqualified, can open a Martial Arts centre and teach whatever they consider to be Martial Arts. Unfortunately, there are umbrella organisations that are happy to recognise and affiliate a certain teacher or Dojo if the fees are paid.
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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!
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.
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.