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2011 Commonwealth Karate Championships

Posted by Derek Martin on July 11, 2011 at 8:03 AM Comments comments (0)

Australiais hosting the 2011 Commonwealth Karate Championships in Sydney on July 30 and 31. This looks to be agreat tournament, which has already attracted a number of international teamsincluding Canada, Scotland, South Africa, New Zealand and India, just to name afew. South Africahas informed us that they have selected 180 competitors!


Athletes can participate in one of thefollowing ways:

a)      As an AKF National TeamMember – AKF will announce this team in the near future. Places will be limited to 4 people per category.Competing as a National Team Member has the added benefit of a reducedtournament entry fee.


b)      As an Open Club Competitor– by having your Head of Style enter you via their club login on SET Online


Entering this event as an open clubcompetitor is a unique and rare opportunity for Australian competitors tocompete at this level. The AKF encourages Australian athletes to compete andgain valuable tournament experience and have the opportunity to compete againstsome of the best athletes in the world!


NATIONALSQUAD MEMBERS are reminded to take NO ACTION until the AKF National Teamcompeting at the 2011 Commonwealth Championships had been announced.


Attached is a copy of the latestTournament Bulletin detailing venue and hotel information, among other things.Further information can also be found by clicking on this link to SET Online Australia.


We look forward to hosting a successful,world-class tournament later this year and hope to see you there!


Sensei John Ingham 6th Dan Training

Posted by Derek Martin on July 10, 2011 at 4:36 AM Comments comments (0)

WOW What can I say, Sensei's training was very informative and interesting. A big eye opener to some of Kata's secrets. The training was conducted at Sensei Shannon's dojo in Littlehampton, a cold place in the middle of winter, but Sensei John soon had us sweating. And then the fun began, we spent the early part of the session taking apart Gekisai, a simple kata (or so we thought) and through his guidance we were able to reconstruct it and discover some valualbe secrets. I'm sure that everyone who came along enjoyed the sessions.

SA Open Tournament

Posted by Derek Martin on July 4, 2011 at 2:16 AM Comments comments (0)

Recently we had the SA Open 26/6/11 and a number of students from Seishikan got some medals. From Mt Gambier Dojo

Bradley Frost won  silver in Kata,  bronze in kumite

Lauren Frost won gold in kata and bronze in kumite

Chelsea Frost won bronze in kata and bronze in kumite.

From Salisbury Dojo

Kento Martin won Bronze in kata

Sensei John Ingham 6th Dan

Posted by Derek Martin on June 20, 2011 at 1:34 AM Comments comments (0)

With the passing away of Sensei Kisaki John Sensei was worried that Sensei Kisaki's bunkai could be lost. John Sensei having started his karate training with Seishikan has offered through Shihan Phil to share this valuable information with us.

An opportunity not to be missed.

Venue Littlehampton Primary School

Friday 8th July

Saturday 9th July

Cost $30

See the calendar entry for times

Shotokan Cup

Posted by Mark Azzopardi on May 1, 2011 at 3:39 AM Comments comments (0)

Shotokan Cup has been pushed back to Sunday 15th May to avoid clash with Mother's day.  Venue is Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre, MSAC.  Students from Ballarat Dojo will be competing.

South Australia Mid year gradings

Posted by Derek Martin on April 5, 2011 at 4:51 AM Comments comments (0)

Gradings to be held at the Lake Windemere Primary School (Formerly Direk Primary School) Uraidla Avenue, Salisbury North. Start time is 10.00 and finishes around 1.00

Senior Training

Posted by Derek Martin on April 5, 2011 at 4:48 AM Comments comments (0)

Senior Training to be held on Saturday 18th of June 1.30 to 4.00 at the Lake WIndemere Primary School (Formerly Direk Primary School) Training with Shihan Phil.

Karate Movie

Posted by Derek Martin on March 30, 2011 at 3:03 AM Comments comments (0)

Looks like a decent martial arts movie coming out, it even looks realistic, not like most Hollywood movies, check out the website

Kongorong Camp

Posted by Derek Martin on March 30, 2011 at 3:01 AM Comments comments (0)

 Well the Kongorong camp has been and gone. This event is held every year at Kongorong (naturally) which is outside of Mt. Gambier. We train for 3 days in this remote place. There is virtually nothing around. Which makes it a more inclusive event as there are few distractions. As usual Shihan Phil was fired up and put everyone through their paces.

We went through the differences of JKF and Seishikan Kata's. Bunkai's (explanation) and finally a high grade grading. The lowest grade was a couple of Brown Belts going for their Black Belt through to 5 4th Dans going for their 5th Dan.

It was a fun weekend but tiring, a good chance for people from all over Australia to catch up and renew friendships. We have people coming as far away as Sydney and Karratha, which is an impressive feat in itself. 

All in all a great weekend. And once the grading results from the weekend are finalised I will put them up here.

Check out the pictures of the camp on the Photo Gallery Page.