Canberra Kyokushin
Ainslie Karate School

The Kyokushin Way

Kyokushin (極真) is a style of stand-up, full contact karate, founded in 1964 by Korean-Japanese Masutatsu Oyama (大山倍達 Ōyama Masutatsu) who was born under the name Choi Young-Eui. 최영의.

Kyokushin is Japanese for "the ultimate truth." Kyokushin is rooted in a philosophy of self-improvement, discipline and hard training. Its full contact style has had international appeal (practitioners have over the last 40+ years numbered more than 12 million).

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2017 Enrollments & Info

SEF-AWBC-17 Student Enrollment Form - Adults
SEF-KTH-17 Student Enrollment Form - Kids & Teens

Ainslie Karate School

A typical Kyokushin class at Ainslie Karate School will focus on several of the following core Kyokushin components:

  • Kihon - basics with correct posture and technique for kicks, punches and blocks
  • Kata - prearranged techniques and movements
  • Idōkeiko - instructor led stances and techniques
  • Renraku - fighting combinations
  • Kumite - sparring

Additionally, classes often seek to incorporate from:

  • Body exercises (pushups, squats, situps, ...)
  • Stretching and partner stretching
  • Partner conditioning drills
  • Partner pad & bag drills
  • Tournament rules and tactics
  • Self defence, legality and awareness
  • Stance and posture alignment
  • Tamashiwari (board breaking)

Finally, other types of training can include:

  • Weight training
  • Sprint training
  • Squad training
  • Tournament preparation
  • Private lessons

After School Program

Ainslie Karate School offers a popular After School Pick-up Program designed for parents looking for a constructive alternative to After School Care.

Children are picked up from school (selected schools in the area) and are transported to Ainslie Karate School on Paterson St, Ainslie. They enjoy a nutritionally balanced afternoon tea, have a Karate lesson, and parents are able to then collect their children anytime before 6pm.



The after school program runs on happy faces from the kids, and fantastic feedback from their parents.

The program is run in conjunction with the standard ACT school term timings.

Participating schools in the afterschool program include:

  • Ainslie Primary School
  • Campbell Primary School
  • Majura Primary School
  • North Ainslie Primary School
  • Rosary Primary School
  • St Thomas Mores Primary School
  • Lyneham Primary School
  • Turner Primary School

Class Times

Ainslie dojo (training school) has a selection of classes for students of different ages and abilities.

Current class times are shown below:

Day Class Type Time
Tuesday Children 4:00pm - 5:45pm
Adults & Teens 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Wednesday Children 4:00pm - 5:45pm
Teens 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Thursday Children 4:00pm - 5:45pm
Adults & Teens 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Advanced 7:45pm - 8:30pm
Friday Squads As specified.

Additionally, other lessons and activities may be offered from time to time.

Private lessons are also available on weekends, subject to instructor availability.

Dojo Kun

The Kyokushin Oath:

  1. We will train our hearts and bodies for a firm and unshaking spirit.
  2. We will pursue the true meaning of the martial way so that in time our senses may be alert.
  3. With true vigour we will seek to cultivate a spirit of self-denial.
  4. We will observe the rules of courtesy, respect our superiors and refrain from violence.
  5. We will follow our religious principles and never forget the true virtue of humility.
  6. We will look up towards to wisdom and strength, not seeking other desires.
  7. All our lives, through the discipline of karate, we will seek to fulfill the true meaning of the Kyokushin way.

Phonetic Japanese pronunciation of the dojo-kun:

  1. Hitotsu, ware ware wa, shinshin wo renmashi kakkofubatsu no shingi wo kiwameru koto.
  2. Hitotsu, ware ware wa, bu no shinzui wo kiwame, ki ni hasshi kan ni bin naru koto.
  3. Hitotsu, ware ware wa, shichijitsugōken wo motte, jiko no seishin wo kanyō suru koto.
  4. Hitotsu, ware ware wa, reisetsu wo omonji, chōjō wo keishi, sobō no furumai wo tsutsushimu koto.
  5. Hitotsu, ware ware wa, shinbutsu wo tōtobi, kenjō no bitoku wo wasurezaru koto.
  6. Hitotsu, ware ware wa, chisei to tairyoku to wo kōjō sase, koto ni nozonde ayamatazaru koto.
  7. Hitotsu, ware ware wa, shōgai no shūgyō wo karate no michi ni tsūji, Kyokushin no michi wo matto suru koto.

Japanese characters (kanji):

  1. 一、吾々は心身を練磨し確固不抜の心技を極めること
  2. 一、吾々は武の神髄を極め機に発し感に敏なること
  3. 一、吾々は質実剛健を以って克己の精神を函養すること
  4. 一、吾々は礼節を重んじ長上を敬し粗暴の振る舞いを慎むこと
  5. 一、吾々は神仏を尊び謙譲の美徳を忘れざること
  6. 一、吾々は智性と体力とを向上させ事に臨んで過たざること
  7. 一、吾々は生涯の修業を空手の道に通じ極真の道を全うすること

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IKO Affiliation

Ainslie Karate School is a member of the International Karate Organisation Kyokushinkaikan, under Kancho Matsui Shokei, under the Revesby (South-Western Sydney) branch led by Shihan Kakatsos.

Members of the school have the opportunity to qualify for tournaments held around the world as a part of the 'IKO1' group.


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Where We Train

Our dojo is located in the Corroborree Park Community Centre located in Ainslie, ACT.

Ainslie Dojo
47 Paterson Street,
Ainslie, ACT 2602

Contacting Us

If you think you may wish to learn more about us, or want to give Kyokushin a go, please don't hesitate to get in contact:


Senpai Jeff Boreham
Chief Instructor

P: +61 2 6262 5012
M: +61 420 404 512
E: info@canberrakyokushin.com.au

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