About Japan Karate Shoto Renmei Association Australia (JKS-Australia) Inc.
The Japan Karate Shoto- Renmei (JKS) Dojo in Gympie, Queensland,was opened in August 2009 by Hamid Mostofizadeh and his karate friend Andrew Quinn. The club’s chief instructor was late Shihan Sensei Katsunori Kanaya, 7 Dan, chairman and chief Instructor of Japan Karate Shoto-Renmei (JKS) Australia.
We practice Authentic Traditional Japanese Karate as taught in Japan. We run classes to cater for all age groups, from beginners to advanced, junior to senior. The minimum age is 5 years and there is no maximum age. People who train regularly at Karate develop improved motor skills, balance, self awareness, confidence, self defence and above all a great level of fitness. Karate training is widely known as the best form of all round fitness.
We are the first karate club in Australia offering wheelchair karate!