About us

Mark has been training in martial arts most of his life.  Mark began training again in 2006 with his son Aidan at Power of Won Karate, he earned his Shodan (1st degree black belt) in 2011 during a long hard 12 hour grading, thankfully they are not like that anymore.  In 2013 Mark earned his Nidan (2nd degree black belt) .  At then end of 2014 he was promoted to Power of Won Sandan (3rd Degree black belt).

In 2013 to further his study of Shotokan karate he started training under the direct instruction of Shihan (master) Takaatsu Nishimura 7th Dan JKA.  Mark along with his Sandan rank can now add a JKA (Nidan) 2nd degree Black belt to his accomplishment.  Mark is proud and lucky to have the honour to teach JKA Karate.  I feel privileged and honoured to pass on my knowledge to students.

 

 

 

Karate Side Kick

Images from my training.

Because I'm a professional photographer It's rare I ever end up in photos, but here is a few I have managed to find.

Training with the JKAA 2014 - Mawashi Geri

Training drills with the JKAA at Preston Dojo. I'm on the right.

Karate Tournament Fighting

Rare tournament photo, I think my good friend Brendan from ASSK must have picked up my camera and taken a photo.

Karate Family 

I was not born with my black belts, like many of you I was once a colored (kyu) belts.  This picture goes back a few too many years when i was a brown belt this was taken after a hard training session.  I'm standing with my son Aidan and daughter Paige who are almost as tall as me now. 

grading belts 

Very rare photo of me (because I'm usually the one taking the photos) as a 4th Kyu blue belt (JKA Purple belt) receiving my brown belt 3rd Kyu.

1st Dan Presentation

Sensei Michael after presenting my 1st Dan (Shodan) black belt.

Black belt certificate 

Myself and Daniel at our 2nd Dan with Catlin 1st Dan after our presentation holding our certificates.

Karte group

Original group of black belts I training with over the years at Power of Won, not many of us left training now.

About JKA Australia Inc - Shotokan Karate

JKA Australia South Inc. was incorporated on 27th October 2010 and on 19th, January 2012 was renamed Japan Karate Association (JKA) Australia Inc. JKAA teaches traditional Shotokan style karate. Shotokan karate is a non aggressive self defence martial art. Our instructors are certified by JKA HQ. The purpose of JKAA is to develop and promote JKA Shotokan karate in Australia. The standards taught are of the highest level in keeping with the technical requirements set by JKA HQ.

Our goal is to maintain these standards, to grow and to help all our students achieve their personal goals and aspirations.

Karate helps develop strength, coordination and agility and can be practiced at any time and in any place, for any length of time by men, women and children. It requires no special equipment. Karate fosters the development of spiritual qualities: courage, courtesy, integrity, humility and self control.