Be constantly mindful, diligent, and resourceful, in your pursuit of the Way.
Gichin Funakoshi



IFK Australia Inc  are the official representatives of the International Federation of Karate, an international martial arts organisation with over 50 member countries.

We teach Kyokushin karate, as taught by the UK based Hanshi Steve Arneil, who was one of the premier students of the founder of Kyokushin karate (Sosai Masutatsu Oyama).

IFK Australia is the governing body for all IFK activities in Australia, and is an incorporated association with elected board members who are accountable to the membership.

We have a strong internationally-based syllabus that goes all the way up to 3rd Dan black belt. Higher grades are at the discretion of IFK headquarters.

Train with us. We currently have dojos in Sydney's inner west and if you'd like to train there, you can find details on the Locations page.

Join with your dojo. If you would like your Australian dojo to join IFK Australia and its international family, please don't hesitate to contact us.



Forms and Documents

Useful information


Tournament Information

  • IFK-AU Full Contact Rules
  • IFK Junior Contact Rules
  • IFK-AU Medical Form for full contact
  • IFK-AU Contact Weight Guidelines


We cover the suburbs of Abbotsford, Annandale, Ashbury, Ashfield, Balmain, Balmain East, Beaconsfield, Birchgrove, Breakfast Point, Burwood, Burwood Heights, Cabarita, Camperdown, Canada Bay, Chiswick, Concord, Concord West, Croydon, Croydon Park, Drummoyne, Dulwich Hill, Earlwood, Enfield, Enmore, Erskineville, Eveleigh, Five Dock, Forest Lodge, Glebe, Haberfield, Homebush, Hurlstone Park, Leichhardt, Lewisham, Liberty Grove, Lilyfield, Marrickville, Marrickville South, Mortlake, Newtown, North Strathfield, Rodd Point, Rozelle, Russell Lea, St Peters, Stanmore, Strathfield, Strathfield South, Summer Hill, Sydenham, Tempe, and Ultimo.