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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

Join in the fun!


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.   


"Torakan Shotokan Karate-do Devonport, Tasmania. A traditional, classical Karate combined with a loving philosophy."

Tiger Cubs - Tuesday 4.30 - 5.30 pm
Basics - Tuesday 5.30 - 6.30 pm
Advanced - Tuesday 6.30 - 7.30 pm
Basics - Thursday 5.30 - 6.30 pm
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