Ishinryu Karate was established in Australia in 1980.

And since 1982 we have been based in the Sutherland Shire.

We strive to offer our students an exceptional martial arts experience. Our senior (and many assistant) instructors are accredited via Sports Australia / AIS. Our Head of Style Tony Hails 8th Dan has been practising karate for over 40 years, is a Level 2 accredited instructor, current mentor coach to the Fijian Karate Federation, former National Coach 2000 – 2008 with the Australian Karate Federation and a formidable former national captain and world championship fighter for Australia. Chief Instructor Sensei Alison Peachey 6th Dan is a Level 2 accredited instructor and has been training with Ishinryu for over 30 years, world accredited referee and former national athlete. Senior instructor Sensei Leighton Wren 5th Dan, joining Ishinryu over 30 years ago also holds Sports Australia qualifications and international competition experience. More black belt instructors have national competition experience as an athlete, coach or referee, and others are qualified teachers with experience with teaching students with physical and mental disabilities. Many of our instructors have evolved from being parents of children that they brought to our club, having seen the benefits of karate for themselves.

We are members of the Australian and NSW Karate Federations, and through them are members of the World Karate Federation, the only karate federation recognised by the International Olympic Committee.

Our mission is to develop our students into capable karateka, all the time increasing their confidence, self esteem, fitness and flexibility and coordination, and awareness. Martial arts will increase your confidence and motivation. It will increase your fitness levels whilst teaching you practical physical and mental life skills. And no matter your age, you will have fun and join a social network based on unbridled encouragement and friendship.

Our members range in age from 4 to 60+. We have classes especially for kids, and also for families. We have a dedicated competition squad for both emerging and established sport competitors of all ages and grades.

Whether you are looking for a practical and substantial activity for your child, an avenue into competition karate, wish to learn practical self defence, participate with your entire family or are keen to improve your fitness and flexibility, we are the karate club for you. We have a family atmosphere for the journey to black belt and beyond, also catering for the competitive athlete with representation of their state and country their aim – we have a class for you.

See you in the dojo!