Sensei Mike Williams
Mike Williams Sensei became involved in Martial Arts as a teenager when he trained in Jujitsu with Jan De Yong
at a local community centre. In 1984, Williams Sensei started to train in Shito-Ryu Karate-Do.
Williams Sensei stayed with Shito-Ryu Karate-Do and was awarded the rank of Black Belt. In 1999,
Williams Sensei commenced teaching at the Atwell Community Centre and soon afterwards became involved with the
School Enrichment Program at the Atwell Primary School which is when the After School Karate Program commenced.
In 2001, Williams Sensei decided to try and get to the source of Shito-Ryu Karate-Do and as a result of his research,
he was able to make contact with Shihan Kazuo Sakai, the Secretary General of Shito-Ryu International Karate-Do Kai in
Osaka, Japan. The organisation is headed by Kenzo Mabuni Soke who is the son of the founder of Shito-Ryu Karate-Do,
After corresponding with Sakai Shihan for over a year (which included exchanging videos), Williams Sensei received
an invitation to travel to Japan and visit Sakai Shihan.
This was the beginning of a new chapter in Karate training for Williams Sensei and the achievement of a goal made 19
years prior, to train in Japan.
After returning from his trip to Japan, Williams Sensei was advised that he had been accepted as the representative
and Head Instructor for Shito-Ryu Australia Karate-Do Kai. The appointment was made by Kenzo Mabuni Soke who also
awarded Williams Sensei the rank of Sandan (3rd Dan Black Belt). Williams
Sensei has since returned to Japan and after completing a grading was awarded
the rank of Yondan (4th Dan Black Belt).
Williams Sensei also holds Certificate IV Sports Coaching (Martial
Arts) & Certificate IV Work Place Training and Assessment which are both
Government recognised qualifications.