Karate is one of many forms of martial art and has been taught around the globe for over a hundred years. Prior to the late 1800′s karate was manly taught in secrecy, under the cover of night and was typically a Japanese art.
There are many different styles of Karate and countless more schools and training dojos, but all generally follow the same precepts or rules. Shotokan Karate Do is one of three main styles of Karate and was introduced to the world by Gichin Funakoshi during the early 1900′s. Funakoshi is considered the Grandfather of modern day karate as he was instrumental in introducing karate to the the Western world.
The Hombu Dojo (headquarters) of Gichin Funakoshi was in Tokyo and it was here he trained the next generation of Karate Sensei. Chidokan is a form of Karate that was derived from Shotokan Karate Do and was founded by two students of Gichin Funakoshi, Hanshi Sasaki and Kyoshi Sasaki on 8 November 1954.
Chidokan in Australia
Our dojo was founded in 1969 by Kyoshi Sensei Clutterbuck after he completed his training as an Uchi Deshi at the Hombu Dojo in Japan. The first dojo was opened at the North Sydney Police Boys Club on Falcon Street.
Over 40 years later, and now called the North Sydney PCY, we are proud to still training there.
Come and join us for a lesson and find out how you can benefit from the traditional art of Karate-Do.