Shito-Ryu Australia Karate-Do Kai Membership Information
There are 12 countries outside Japan that have official representatives. Australia is the most recent addition after
Sensei Mike Williams was appointed as the Official Representative of Shito-Ryu Australia Karate-Do Kai by Kenzo
Shito-Ryu Karate-Do was founded by Kenwa Mabuni and is one of the four main styles of Karate in Japan. Kenwa Mabuni
founded the Nippon Karate-Do Kai with the Kensyukan (honbu) dojo in Osaka, Japan. After the death of Kenwa Mabuni,
the original Dojo and Nippon Karate-Do Kai was passed onto his second son, Kenzo Mabuni Soke.
Today, the original curriculum of Kenwa Mabuni is still taught which it is why it is referred to as Seito
(pure or unchanged) Shito-Ryu Karate-Do.
Applications are invited from instructors and organisations to become affiliate members of Shito-Ryu Australia
The benefits of affiliation include:
Learn traditional and unchanged Shito-Ryu
as taught by the founder, Kenwa Mabuni.
Be part of a worldwide organization headed by the son of the founder of Shito-Ryu Karate-Do with the headquarters in Osaka, Japan.
Retain your own Dojo name and full
control or become a branch dojo with full support, your choice!
Receive training in Seito Shito-Ryu
Karate-Do in Australia from a qualified instructor trained and graded in Japan.
Black Belt Menjo (certificate)
registered and issued from Japan by Mabuni Tsukasa Soke.
Black Belts custom made and issued from
Japan for each individual recipient.
Opportunities to train and grade in Japan.
Shito-Ryu Australia Karate-Do Kai is dedicated to the promotion, preservation and teachings of Seito (pure) Shito Ryu
Karate-Do as taught by Kenzo Mabuni Soke , son of Kenwa Mabuni (1889-1952), the founder of Shito-Ryu.
Applicants who meet the required standards to be accepted as affiliate members must be willing to adopt and teach the
original curriculum and Kata of the founder, Master Kenwa Mabuni as taught by his son Kenzo Mabuni Soke.
All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence. Successful applicants will be registered in Japan and
dojo details will be included on the official website of Shito-Ryu International Karate-Do Kai.
If you would like to make and application for affiliation, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please provide the following information in your email:
Date of Birth
Current Style and Rank
Details of your martial arts history
Why you want to be affiliated
We look forward to hearing from you.