What our club is about.

The objects of the Seikukan Karate Club are through the selfless act of volunteering.

  • To preserve the Art of Seikukan through practice and teaching.

  • Further develop the science of Seikukan through analysis of movement patterns and sequences and the understanding of associated bunkai.

  • Lead our affiliated clubs through our curriculum so our unique style is preserved.

  • Provide by Karate Do, healthy and interesting exercise for people of all ages.

  • Promote in its members a fuller understanding and firm adherence to the principles of Karate Do.

  • By application of such principles, to guide the general community to a clearer understanding of, and respect for, Karate Do.

  • To foster throughout Queensland, and other areas we may contact, a true Karate Do spirit.

  • To raise the standard of its members in the practice of the art of Karate Do.

Seikukan is the style of karate founded by Mr TAINEN TAKEMORI. He studied directly under Mr Gichin Funakoshi and then went to China for seven years where he then studied martial arts under Mr LA KAI ON. He also studied Zen in Japan, and then blended these three influences to form Seikukan. This name translates as “Silent Sky Building” or “Training Hall under the clear blue (i.e. cloudless) sky.” His son Mr Miki Takemori is the present World Head Instructor and the world head quarters is at Toyama, Japan.
Seikukan has been established in Wavell Heights since 1972. Originally the club was located in the Wavell Heights Community Hall, then in 1989 with the help of club members we built our own Dojo (hall). Our Dojo is one of the top training facilities in Australia. The Club has its own fully equipped Gym and nearly 1000 m2 of training floor. The Club is situated on extensive parkland. It provides an ideal location for children to learn.
It is a highly efficient method of self-defence incorporating the use of most body parts.It is beneficial for all age groups.It improves strength, co-ordination, posture, speed, balance etc, and if one follows its basic principles, one cannot help but become more considerate, more respectful, and a more worthwhile citizen.
Kara = empty Te = hand Do = the way It really means the way to realisation of ones true self through the medium of the empty (mind) hand.
These lie in India and China, but Karate achieved its maximum early development in OKINAWA. Masters from there travelled to mainland Japan where it was blended with native martial arts and underwent further development.One of the greatest Okinawan masters was Gichin Funakoshi. KARATE NI SENTE NASHI (There is no first attack in Karate) is inscribed on a monument to him in the Zen monastery of ENKAKUJI in KAMAKURA city. It embobies the essence of Okinawan Karate.
At Seikukan our aim is to teach children the basics of self defence, fitness and co-ordination. By learning to defend themselves they improve their self-confidence.
Seikukan is a member of the Queensland Karate Association and the Australian Karate Federation and members compete in local,Queensland, Australian and International competitions.Over the years Seikukan has had many members gaining places in State and Australian Teams.

The ELLIOTT FLETCHER AWARD was established in 2015 in memory of ELLIOTT FLETCHER (1998-2010) a Seikukan Karate Club member.
It is the intention of his parents RUSSELL and BRIGITTE, that the recipient of the award display qualities reflective of ELLIOTT’S character.
The recipient will therefore be considered kind-natured and friendly, considerate and inclusive of others, respectful of instructors and club values, dedicated and committed, encouraging of others, compassionate and humble. The recipient will foster camaraderie and always demonstrate good sportsmanship.

The recipient of the award will be identified by instructors through a process of nomination and voting to select a student who has consistently demonstrated these  qualities throughout the year at training, in tournaments and in everyday life.

Seikukan Karate do World Headquarters

2-2 Ebicho Toyama -City
Toyama 930-0027

World President and Head Instructor

Takemori Sensei

ikukan Australasia is a traditional Japanese karate style. Seikukan was founded by Mr Tainen Takemori. He commenced his Karate-do training as a college student in Tokyo under Mr Gichin Funakoshi. Mr Funakoshi was born in Okinawa and commenced karate training there. He is credited with introducing karate to the Japanese public at large, commencing in 1922 with a demonstration at the First National Athletic Exhibition held in Tokyo. Mr Funakoshi is known for his karate style, Shotokan.

Tainen Takemori

Gichin Funakoshi

Following graduation as a chemist, Mr Tainen Takemori moved to Toyama and was there visited several times by Mr Funakoshi. Mr Takemori also stayed in China for 7 years, and there studied martial arts under Mr La Kai On. He also studied Zen extensively in Japan. A very deep and creative person, he blended these three influences to form Seikukan. This name translates as “Silent Sky Building” or “Training Hall Under the Clear Blue (Cloudless) Sky”. His Zen influence is evident here as this resembles the state achieved in meditation called Mushin where the untroubled mind is likened to a cloudless sky.
Tainen Takemori was succeeded by his son Sensei Miki Takemori, who is the present world head instructor of Seikukan. Takemori Sensei is based in Toyama, Japan.

Takemori Sensei & Halpin Sensei

In 1972 Mr John Halpin, 8th Dan black belt in Karate-do and 2nd Dan in Judo, commenced as head instructor of Seikukan Australasia. He remained in this role for 35 years until his death in January 2007. Mr Halpin had a profound influence on the development of Seikukan Australasia and its people during his time as head instructor. Seikukan Australasia with Mr Halpin attracted many students and grew from a small club at Wavell Heights, Brisbane into an organisation with branches in South East Queensland (Wavell Heights, Albany Creek, Beerwah, Buderim & Mooloolah), Melbourne, Warialda NSW, New Zealand and Vanuatu.
Mr Halpin was an outstanding and passionate practitioner of Karate Do. Amongst his many achievements, Mr Halpin represented Australia at the first world karate championships in Japan in 1970. Despite his ability, he taught the true essence of karate to his students in a clear, humble and respectful way.

Not only did Mr Halpin develop Seikukan Australasia, he also advanced karate at a national and international level. At the time of his passing Mr Halpin held the positions of:

  • President of the Australian Karate Federation.
  • President of the Oceania Karate Federation.
  • Treasurer of the World Karate Federation.

Mr Halpin’s commitment, example and positive influence has flowed through to his students and produced many fine karate practitioners. Seikukan Australasia has over the years had a significant number of Queensland and Australian karate team representatives, a number of whom are current instructors or still training with the club. Also several Seikukan members have been or are currently state and national karate team coaches and members of management and technical committees.

With the unparalleled contribution by Mr Halpin to Seikukan and the quality of people it has attracted over the years, Seikukan Australasia will continue as a highly desirable place to study Karate-do.

We recognizes the importance of protecting your privacy and our policy is designed to assist you in understanding how we collect, use and safeguard the personal information you provide to us and to assist you in making informed decisions when using our site. This policy will be continuously assessed against new technologies, business practices and our customers’ needs.

What Information Do We Collect?

When you visit this web site you may provide us with two types of information: personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected on an individual basis and Web site use information collected on an aggregate basis as you and others browse our Web site.

1. Personal Information You Choose to Provide

Registration Information
When you register for any of our products, services or newsletters you will provide us information about yourself.

Credit Card Information
If you choose to avail of our services, you may need to give personal information and authorization to obtain information from various credit services. For example, you may need to provide the following information:
-Mailing address
-Email address
-Credit card number

-Name on credit card

-Credit card billing address
-Business and home phone number

Email Information
If you choose to correspond with us through email, we may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and our responses. We provide the same protections for these electronic communications that we employ in the maintenance of information received by mail and telephone.

2. Web Site Use Information

Similar to other commercial Web sites, our Web site utilizes a standard technology called “cookies” (see explanation below, “What Are Cookies?”) and web server log files to collect information about how our Web site is used. Information gathered through cookies and Web server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at our Web site, and the Web sites visited just before and just after our Web site.

How Do We Use the Information That You Provide to Us?

Broadly speaking, we use personal information for purposes of administering our business activities, providing the products and services you requested, to process your payment, , to monitor the use of the service, our marketing and promotional efforts and improve our content and service offerings, and customize our site’s content, layout, services and for other lawful purposes. These uses improve our site and better tailor it to meet your needs.

Furthermore, such information may be shared with others on an aggregate basis. Personally identifiable information or business information will not be shared with parties except as required by law.

Occasionally, we may also use the information we collect to notify you about important changes to our Website, new services, and special offers we think you will find valuable. You may notify us at any time if you do not wish to receive these offers by emailing us at the link provided on the newsletter.

What Are Cookies?

A cookie is a very small text document, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier. When you visit a Web site, that site’s computer asks your computer for permission to store this file in a part of your hard drive specifically designated for cookies. Each Web site can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser’s preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a Web site to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites. Browsers are usually set to accept cookies. However, if you would prefer not to receive cookies, you may alter the configuration of your browser to refuse cookies. If you choose to have your browser refuse cookies, it is possible that some areas of our site will not function as effectively when viewed by the users. A cookie cannot retrieve any other data from your hard drive or pass on computer viruses.

How Do We Use Information We Collect from Cookies?

As you visit and browse our Web site, the site uses cookies to differentiate you from other users. In some cases, we also use cookies to prevent you from having to log in more than is necessary for security. Cookies, in conjunction with our Web server’s log files, allow us to calculate the aggregate number of people visiting our Web site and which parts of the site are most popular. This helps us gather feedback to constantly improve our Web site and better serve our clients. Cookies do not allow us to gather any personal information about you and we do not intentionally store any personal information that your browser provided to us in your cookies.

IP Addresses

IP addresses are used by your computer every time you are connected to the Internet. Your IP address is a number that is used by computers on the network to identify your computer. IP addresses are automatically collected by our web server as part of demographic and profile data known as traffic data so that data (such as the Web pages you request) can be sent to you.

Sharing and Selling Information

We do not share, sell, lend or lease any of the information that uniquely identify a subscriber (such as email addresses or personal details) with anyone except to the extent it is necessary to process transactions or provide services that you have requested.

How Can You Access and Correct Your Information?

You may request access to all your personally identifiable information that we collect online and maintain in our database by emailing us at the usual address.

What About Legally Compelled Disclosure of Information?

We may disclose information when legally compelled to do so, in other words, when we, in good faith, believe that the law requires it or for the protection of our legal rights. We may also disclose account information when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be violating our Terms of Service or to protect the safety of our users and the Public.

What About Other Web Sites Linked to Our Web Site?

We are not responsible for the practices employed by Web sites linked to or from our Web site or the information or content contained therein. Often links to other Web sites are provided solely as pointers to information on topics that may be useful to the users of our Web site.

Please remember that when you use a link to go from our Website to another web site, our Privacy Policy is no longer in effect. Your browsing and interaction on any other web site, including web sites, which have a link on our Website, is subject to that Web site’s own rules and policies. Please read over those rules and policies before proceeding.

Your Consent

By using our Web site you consent to our collection and use of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy. We reserve the right to amend this privacy policy at any time with or without notice.

Our Commitment To Data Security:

Please note that your information will be stored and processed on our computers in the United States. The laws on holding personal data in the United States may be less stringent than the laws of your Country of residence or citizenship. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.


This site allows visitors to unsubscribe so that they will not receive future messages. After unsubscribing we will discontinue sending the particular messages as soon as technically feasible.

Surveys & Contests

From time-to-time our site requests information from users via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code, age level). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site.

A Special Note About Children

Children are not eligible to use our services unsupervised and we ask that children (under the age of 14) do not submit any personal information to us. If you are a minor, you can use this service only in conjunction with permission and guidance from your parents or guardians.

Acquisition or Changes in Ownership

In the event that the web site (or a substantial portion of its assets) is acquired, your information would be considered part of those assets, and may be part of those assets that are transferred.

Policy Modifications

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. If/when changes are made to this privacy policy, we will email users who have given us permission to do so. We will post any changes here, so be sure to check back periodically. However, please be assured that if the Privacy Policy changes in the future, we will not use the personal information you have submitted to us under this Privacy Policy in a manner that is materially inconsistent with this Privacy Policy, without your prior consent