Welcome to the Traditional Shotokan Karate-do Federation (TSKFA) website. The TSKFA is a Shotokan based and not for profit karate organization that is following the original teachings of the founder Gichin Funakoshi and the late Master Nakayama.

The TSKFA truly believes that the #1 principle 'Never forget that karate begins and ends with respect" should be followed at all times. We also promote strong moral principles, traditional ettiquette and the encouragement of goodwill and harmony among all kareteka.

TSKFA members can log in into this site to access more information and documents using the login form on the right. If you have not already registered, please sign up.


Upcoming Events



TSKFA National Championships 2018 to be held in Victor Harbour, South Australia 19 - 24 March, 2018



Congratulations to TEAM AUSTRALIA who successfully contested the ISKF World Shoto Cup held in Cape Town, South Africa in August. ISKF/TSKF Australia are incredibly proud of these awesome young people who have trained their hearts out in preparation for this event. Team Australia was fortunate to top the medal tally board of the 20 countries who participated. We wish to formally thank San Pillay Sensei and Karien Jacobz and ISKF South Africa and their organizing committee for hosting this amazing event. We wish to also extend our thanks to our Chief Instructor Takahashi Shihan and Team Coach Ian Watson Sensei, Team Manager John Russo Sensei and the Instructors from each member's individual dojos for their work in preparing our team. Thank you to the families of each and every member who have sacrificed family time, energy and funds to help these guys achieve their World Cup dreams. The team has covered itself in glory and done Australia proud by representing us with honour and distinction and in the true spirit of Karate-do! You guys are AMESOME!!! AUSSIE AUSSIE AUSSIE OI! OI! OI

***TSKF Central Gold Coast dojo training time at Benowa Primary School has been changed***
Beginners 4:30-5:30pm
Advanced 6:00-7:30pm
Beginners 4:30-5:30pm
Advanced 6:00-7:30pm (Benowa High)
Saturday All Level 3:00-5:00pm

Please note that Benowa High is only Wednesday

Latest News

Takahashi Shihan - 9th Dan

TSKF Australia has great pleasure in announcing that our Chief Instructor, Takahashi Shihan, OAM, has been promoted to the rank of 9th Dan by Okazaki Shihan, Chief Instructor, International Shotokan Karate-do Federation (ISKF). On behalf of all members of TSKF Australia, we recognize this great achievement and congratulate Shihan on a truly well-deserved honour, in recognition of the many years of continuous dedication to teaching and practicing our style of traditional karate.

Other Shotokan groups

TSKFA invites other like-minded Shotokan groups to join with our members to participate in any of our events and also participate in training seminars conducted by Takahashi Shihan.

Interested groups should contact the Office of TSKFA, or the TSKFA Dojo Head in your region to obtain dates, venues and training times when Shihan will be visiting.