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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...

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...

February 4, 2017

Thomas McKinnon with two of the three Bulldog Gym fighters he was in the corner with, who fought and won on Saturday Feb 4th 2017, in Launceston. The little one in front is Nick Stone’s son, Samet, who was the towel boy.

October 1, 2015

ABOVE: Thomas, Terry, Patrik, Mark, Mitchell, & Nick.

"Here at the Launceston venue with that consummate professional, Nick Stone, and four of his young protégés with heaps of potential. It was an honour to contribute (in a very small way) to the mighty Bulldog Gym Mach...

April 1, 2015

Torakan's twin club is the Shaolin Temple Boxing Tiger Ripping System Gung-Fu in Coventry, UK.

Shaolin Temple Boxing Tiger Ripping System Gung-Fu club aims to promote martial arts to the general public as an act of self defense. A traditional Chinese Martial Art, the...

May 1, 2014

Bulldog Gym

Stuart McKinnon
Torakan Black Belt Stuart McKinnon, DOB 28/08/1973, was unbeaten Australian, under sixteens, junior kumite and kata champion and he captained the winning 1988 NSW Karate Union of Australia under 18s kumite team to win at the nationals. Stuart...

March 1, 1987

Mr Sumi is 8th Dan and was the last person to promote Thomas in Shotokan karate do.

September 1, 1986

Stuart McKinnon, Thomas McKinnon, Steven McKinnon

September 1, 1986

Steven age nine years (back to camera) on his way to winning the under eleven kumite and kata championships at the Tamworth Centenary Games; yours truly (Thomas) refereeing.

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

December 16, 2019

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