The Australian Karate Academy was founded in Brisbane in 1989, by Bob McMahon, 7th Dan. Sensei Bob is a former Physical Education Teacher and has trained seriously in karate since 1970, and opened his own branch on the Sunshine Coast from 1978 to 1987, and then in Brisbane from 1987 to the present. Today the club is run by the McMahon family, and together currently have three dojo in Australia – Brisbane, Sydney, and Adelaide.
The AKA train in Seito Karate Seitokukai (Original Traditional Karate) and teach both old school (strikes, grappling, chokes, joint manipulation, throws, vital point strikes, kobudo, original karate kata) and Modern Karate (sparring, sports karate, competition kata, pad and bag work, fitness). The instructors also explain the meaning and purpose of both old and modern karate and their relationship. Our approach to karate is unique, and we will continue to preserve, and evolve the karate we teach.