Sensei Tony Hails 7th Dan, Chief Instructor and Founder, having emigrated from England (as an English International representative), established Ishinryu Karate Australia in 1980. His original, successful dojos were in the eastern suburbs of Sydney, but he soon realised the beauty and atmosphere of the Sutherland Shire...

There have been Ishinryu dojos in the Sutherland Shire since the mid-1980's. The Hombu (or main dojo) is located at Menai and we have been training there since it opened over 10 years ago. We have been at the Jannali Community Centre even longer. Both dojo share the same instructors and spirit and are both geared for the competitive athlete and the family wishing to train together. Click on a drop down box above for training details at each dojo.




Ishinryu Karate Australia has an abundance of accredited, experienced and talented senior and assistant instructors. Come along to either dojo to meet Chief Instructor Sensei Tony Hails 7th Dan and see for yourself how quality, coupled with passion, enriches every student and their family.