The Australian Karate Academy (AKA) was founded in Brisbane in 1989, by Bob McMahon, 7th Dan (2012). Bob, a fully qualified PE Teacher, has trained seriously in karate since 1971, and taught at his own branch in Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast from 1978 to 1987, and then in Brisbane from 1987 to the present. Today he is in a partnership with son Cheyne, 5th Dan (2010) and assisted when necessary by his wife, Gayleen, 5th Dan (2010) and his daughter Amy, 5th Dan (2010).
The Australian Karate Academy has undergone many changes thanks to the training/research efforts of Bob and the outside instructors he has brought in to teach methods and application from various Martial Arts. Recently the AKA has joined the Queensland Karate Association (QKA) and the Australian Karate Federation (AKF) (both incorporated bodies) and returned to mainstream competition. We teach Koshinkan Karate which means we teach both old and modern karate… students learn self defense, modern sport, ancient weaponry (Bo, Sai, Tonfa, etc.), and the meaning and purpose of both old and modern karate.
* The AKA has a vacancy for a part time instructor wishing to join the Team* (call Bob 0448 233556)
The AKA is able to offer high quality programs to suit the whole family including:
All of our classes and programs offer a TRIAL CLASS membership so that you can be sure that you have made the right decision. For more information on how to get fitter and learn practical self-defense, check out our programs page or contact Sensei Bob McMahon directly on 0448 233 556.