Welcome to the best in the west.
Our club, which was established in 1994, trains in Itosu Shito-ryu Kai Karate. The main feature of this style is that there are no wasteful moves and it is very fast but still very powerful. Although we are a traditional Karate style we are also involved in competition Karate and practice modern self defence techniques.
Our club currently has fifteen black belts, ranging from first Dan to third Dan, actively training under our head instructor Murry Burrows 4th Dan. Mr. Burrows has been training in Martial Arts for nearly thirty years, with twenty years in this particular style. He is a past assistant Queensland coach, state judge in both Kumite and Kata and the only person to successfully teach Karate as a senior subject at a state high school in Queensland. Laidley High, where he taught, was the champion school in the Queensland schools Karate competition twice.
Our main Dojo, or Hombu Dojo, is located at Redbank Plains State High School in the Community Centre. We believe that our Dan grades have an active role in developing Karate within our club, so they are used often to teach Kyu grades. At Hombu we generally have a teaching team of two 3rd Dans and one first Dan Black Belt, under the instruction of Sensei Burrows.
We teach a new dynamic system of Karate curriculum that is delivered over a ten week period to five levels of grades. Although our grades train mostly independently, they do come together to train as a mixed class at least once a week. The results from this have been very good with our members advancing at an increased rate.