Irashaimase! (Welcome)


Soke Nagamine with Sensei Carlyle and Sensei Cummings.

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 and is under the guidance of Sensei Toshimitsu Arakaki, Hanshi 10th Dan.

The Association has dojo located throughout Australia, including Canberra, Wingham, Taree, Harrington, and Forster.

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 and the World Matsubayashi-ryu (Shorin-ryu) Karate-do Association, Okinawan Headquarters.

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 with Sensei Toshimitsu Arakaki, Hanshi 10th Dan, Vice-President of the World Matsubayashi-ryu Karate-do Association in October 2013.