Torakan Shotokan Karate-do
"TORAKAN (School of the Tiger) is my way of training: a traditional, classical Karate, but with an understanding of the shortfalls of that art in the cold, hard reality of today's world, and combined with a loving philosophy:
Humility - Self-discipline - Self-confidence - Self-knowledge - Self-love - Self-respect - Respect for others - Unity of mind and body, thought and deed, body and spirit."
Torakan Founder & Shihan Thomas McKinnon
Increase your fitness, self confidence & defense skills in a safe, supportive environment.
All skill levels and ages are welcome. First class is free.
The classes have a mixture of children, teenagers and adults - children are better if they are at least 6 but that depends on how focused they are.
Any skill level can join in - the more advanced add combinations and effort to each move, while the beginners work on the basics.
Torakan is a member of the Karate Union of Australia: a traditional, Budo Karate organisation. Torakan is also a member of the Australian Karate Federation, a sport Karate organisation which is within the World Karate Federation, the official Olympic, sport karate organisation.