Welcome to the website of the Matsubayashi-ryu Karate Association of Australia (MKAA), the official representative body for the World Matsubayashi-ryu (Shorin-ryu) Karate-do Association in Okinawa, Japan.
The Association has dojo located throughout Australia, including Canberra, Wingham, Taree and Harrington.
The Association's Chief Instructor, and National Director is Sensei John Carlyle, Kancho, 5th Dan. Sensei Carlyle was appointed by, and holds a dojo owner license from the 2nd Soke of Matsubayashi-ryu, the late Soke Takayoshi Nagamine, Hanshisei 10th Dan.
All official dojo who are licensed by, and authorised to teach Matsubayashi-ryu Karate-do in Australia are listed on this website. All of the dojo were originally licensed by Soke Takayoshi Nagamine. Since Soke Nagamine's passing in 2012, the MKAA continues to remain under the direction of the World Matsubayashi-ryu (Shorin-ryu) Karate-do Association and it's President, Sensei Yoshitaka Taira, Kaicho, Hanshi 10th Dan and Vice-President, Sensei Toshimitsu Arakaki, Fuku-Kaicho, Hanshi 10th Dan.
For more detailed information about us, on our instructors, or dojo locations please have a browse of our website.
Matsubayashi-ryu Australian Yudansha at Sensei Carlyle's home dojo.