Welcome to WSKF . . . The World Shotokan Karate-do Federation in Australia
True Japanese Karate
Shotokan Karate . . . the ideal martial art for children, men and women

“The ultimate aim of karate lies not in victory nor defeat, but in the perfection of the character of its participants ”

Funakoshi Gichin Sensei . . . father of modern karate

Flying side kick
Child punching
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Kick to head

Background of WSKF

WSKF (World Shotokan Karate-do Federation) was formed internationally in 1990 by Sensei Hitoshi Kasuya. Forming his own organisation allowed Kasuya Sensei to propagate his unique brand of Shotokan Karate to vast numbers of karate students around the world, including Australia, and it is this amazing style of karate that we follow assiduously in the Australian WSKF clubs. Australia joined WSKF not long after it’s inception with the base being in Victoria. Western Australia joined WSKF in 1995 under the stewardship of Sensei Howard Mutton who is now the most senior rank in the Australian WSKF organisation.

Internationally WSKF has over 90 member countries and is recognised as one of the largest mainstream Shotokan organisations in the world. We follow a very traditional yet contemporary approach to our karate that balances out the budo aspects of the art along with participation in modern day sport karate. Our instructors are all very experienced and can attest to the benefits achieved by constant and diligent training in this wonderful martial art.

The WSKF style of karate teaching and learning follows a quite traditional path and the study of it has a vast number of spin off benefits and collectively these  lead you to a way to achieve more than you thought possible in so many areas. It must be said however, that the karate we teach, and the ethos and philosophies we follow, are not ‘faddish’ and we won’t ever succumb to offering instant gratification so prevalent in today’s society. We are serious karate people and know that karate cannot be mastered overnight. Unfortunately there are martial arts schools who will make wild promises about achieving a black belt in 12 months or some such thing and this is utter nonsense and an anathema to true martial artists and so if you want a black belt in 12 months, or perhaps wish to be a vicious cage fighter, please look somewhere else.

For people who want to experience the beauty of a mainstream martial art, we welcome you and look forward to guiding you on your karate journey.

What is karate?

What is karate?

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What is karate?

History of karate

History of karate

Find out about the background and history of karate. Click here for details.

History of karate

Benefits of karate

Benefits of karate

Karate training offers many benefits for both children and adults. Click here for more details.

Benefits of karate

Learn about our style

Learn about our style

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Learn about our style of karate

Information for new students

Information for new students

Information for new people just beginning as WSKF karate students.

Information for new students

Our affiliates

Our affiliates

Detailed information about organisations of which we are members.

Our affiliates