Hello and welcome! ACT Shotokan Karate is a Dojo of Shotokan Karate International Australia (SKIA). We practice traditional Japanese Karate (restricted contact), as passed down from Kanazawa Soke (10th Dan Founder of the Shotokan Karate International Federation). We are affiliated with the Australasian Federation of Traditional Karate and Kobudo (AFTK), and are active participants in interstate and international Karate seminars and tournaments.

We train at the Belconnen Community Centre from 6:30pm to 8:30pm on Mondays and Wednesdays. We also have an advanced techniques session from 5pm to 7pm on Sundays, and we regularly participate in Multi-style Training with other ACT Karate clubs to exchange ideas.

Sensei Mark Porreca is the Resident Instructor of the ACT Shotokan Karate Dojo. He began training at the age of 15 and graded to Rokudan (6th Dan Black Belt) under Kanazawa Kancho at the 2019 SKIA National Seminar. Mark Sensei is a member of the SKIA Technical & Development Committee and the SKIA Referees Council. He is qualified as a Karate Coach with the Australian Sports Commission.

Sensei Wally Dankiw (Nidan) is our Dojo's most experienced Senior Assistant Instructor. Sempai Hideo Sasaki (Yondan), Sempai Rosie Cranney (Nidan), Sempai Katherine Mountstephen (Nidan), and Sempai Alfred Le (Nidan) are also Assistant Instructors.

We hope you find something of interest in the pages of this website. If you are new to Karate, we hope even more that it may spark an interest in you to come try Shotokan Karate and to take that first step. For many of us, that first step has started us on an incredible journey. We invite you to join us.

Grading Season is here 🥋 Save the date! 12/06/2024 · Read more
There will be no training for the following dates! 26/05/2024 27/05/2024 09/06/2024 10/06/2024 · Read more
State championships are now open for registration! Hope to see you all there!!! · Read more
NO TRAINING on Sunday and Monday (2024/03/31 and 2024/04/01)! · Read more
Registrations are officially open for the SKIF International Seminar in March 2024! · Read more
Senior Grade Training
Sun 16 Jun 2024 17:00 — 18:30
Matsubayashi-ryu Dojo
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General Training
Mon 17 Jun 2024 18:30 — 20:30
Belconnen Community Centre
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General Training
Wed 19 Jun 2024 18:30 — 20:30
Belconnen Community Centre
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SKIA NSW Championships (Sydney)
Sun 16 Jun 2024 08:15 — 15:00
Epping YMCA
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NSW States is open for registration!

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