Torakan Karate-Do

December 16, 2019

In 1992 a friend, Paul Zadro – Australian President & NSW Operations Manager of ISKA (International Sport Karate Association) – asked me to step up, in a one-off, friendly match against a USA visiting team, and my opponent was to be ISKA World Heavyweight Champion, Ton...

July 7, 2019

A Nice Surprise

I got a nice surprise a short while ago when it was revealed that my wife, Zoë, had entered my name and details in response to an online add that Graham Slater, CEO of Martial Arts Australia (MAA), had posted:

"Shaolin Black Sash"

Nominate a Master for Thi...

For many years the Karate competition organisers have been attempting to do whatever it takes in an effort to make the Olympic dream come true.  It was being talked about in my heyday as a fighter, in Scotland in the 1970s; and in the 1980s in Australia, while still fi...

January 29, 2018

Torakan Devonport Presents:
Ted D’Arcy Sensei 6th Dan & Thomas McKinnon Sensei 5th Dan hosting a Traditional Shotokan Kata Seminar
Attention:  Due to unforeseen circumstances; there is a change of venue and the seminar will now take place at the East Devonport Recr...

September 23, 2017

Images from the Karate Union of Australia Dan grading examination.

KUA Dan grading examination, examiners and examinees
The guys in these photographs actually took part, in one way or another, in the grading proper for most on the Sunday. Kathy Sweeney Sensei (KUA Chi...

December 11, 2016

Torakan put on a demonstraion of training, kata and self defence for the Melrose District Christmas Carnival.

August 12, 2016

Nel representing Tassie & Torakan at the 45th AKF National Championships on the mainland - 12th to 14th August 2016.  Excellent kata, Nel!

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A Blast from the Past - A Tribute to Antony ‘Satch’ Williams

December 16, 2019

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