Japan Karate Association – Shotokan Karate
Learn how to defend yourself with Shotokan Karate
Bujutsu Martial Arts and Fitness Centre is affiliated with the Japan Karate Association which is the oldest and largest karate association in the world! The Japan Karate Association is widely considered as the world’s leading body on Shotokan Karate.
Through our affiliation with the Japan Karate Association, we are able to offer you internationally recognised grades.
Sensei Mark travels to Tokyo Japan several times a year where he undergoes intense karate training at JKA headquarters.
You can see what a typical Japan Karate Association class at Bujutsu looks like in this video.
Many of the techniques taught at Bujutsu Martial Arts and Fitness Centre were developed by Sensei Mark in response to common attacks he observed happening in the community and to attacks he and other police officers were being confronted with on the streets.
Bujutsu and Sensei Mark are members of the NSW Karate Federation and the Australian Karate Federation. In fact, we are the only school in our area who are members of the NSW Karate Federation and the Australian Karate Federation. This means that Bujutsu students have the ability to make the NSW Karate Team and the Australian Karate Team.
You never know when you might be faced with a situation that requires you to defend yourself. We teach our students how to defend themselves against a wide range of kicks, punches, knife and gun attacks. You’ll have the confidence to disarm an attacker. If you’re lucky you will never have to use your self defence skills, but having them could save your life.
Regardless of whether you are interested in competition or self defence, if you want to be the best, you have to train with the best.
A balance between traditional and modern
At Bujutsu Martial Arts and Fitness Centre, we focus on realistic training that can be applied to situations that you might find yourself in when on street. Sensei Mark has been graded by Japanese Sensei to 4th Degree Black Belt in Shotokan Karate. Our classes are Shotokan based, but have an emphasis on reality based self defence.
Karate is a striking art using punching, kicking, knee and elbow strikes, and open-handed techniques such as knife-hands. Grappling locks, restraints, throws, and vital point strikes are also taught.
Increase your fitness
Another benefit of learning karate is the fitness aspect. Karate not only improves your mental ability, but it’s also a great way to increase your fitness level. Our classes contain a good balance between cardiovascular endurance and strength training. You will find yourself getting stronger, becoming more coordinated and flexible.
There are 27 Kata in the JKA Shotokan System. Video of the kata’s can be found here.
Karate Grading Syllabus
Our Karate grades are internationally recognised in thousands of dojos right around the globe.