Bayside Martial Arts Karate Do Style is based on the traditional Shotokan system.
We maintain an extremely close relationship through our Grand Master 9th Dan HANSHI Michael Ireland of Te Ashi Kai Shin Australasian Karate Do, Dubbo NSW.
Chief Instructor of Bayside Martial Arts (Renshi Amanda 4th Dan) graded through the ranks and did all her training under the strict guidance of our Grand Master.
Te Ashi Kai Shin Australasian Karate Do was founded in 1989 by Hanshi Michael Ireland who maintains a very close association with the International Karate Association Inc (I.K.A.) through Grand Master 9th Dan HANSHI Te Rupe and our Supreme Grand Master (founder of I.K.A.) 10th Dan SOKE KUBOTA.
We maintain Shotokan principles and technique with a strong emphasis on the old world values of this system, encompassing discipline, mutual respect, traditional training methods and utilise the Japanese language in delivering our classes. We train in traditional weaponry and learn where and why they originated and how they developed over the decades.
Quality Teachers develop quality students
Instructors are carefully selected as they show promise at an early stage of their training. Only the finest students will become Instructors. This will ensure the integrity of the Clubs tradition and in turn the calibre of the students graded through our style. We take great pride in producing quality Karateka.
Not all about the sport
Although our students regularly compete at Tournaments in Kata and also Kumite we use these as an opportunity to fine tune our technique as well as a chance to put our training and technique into practice. We do not focus on the Sport Karate aspect solely. A priority of our training is to prepare oneself mentally and physically not only for self defense but also for life itself.