Kimekai Karate – The Highest Standard of Karate Tuition
Kimekai Karate Tasmania was founded in February 2013 in Mount Stuart (southern Tasmania) and is a branch of one of the largest Martial Arts clubs in Victoria, Australia. Originally born in Hobart – T’Meika began training in Victoria under Sensei Marco Mazzanti (Kimekai Founder) in 1990, and is one of his original and longest standing students (please see T’Meika’s bio here). T’Meika has represented Tasmania, Victoria & Australia at has medalled at both Junior and Senior level.
Kimekai evolved from the traditional Shitoryu Karate system in Japan. Kimekai is a dynamic Martial arts which combines traditional values of respect and discipline with modern teaching methods. The result is a style which offers the individual the ultimate in personal development as well as self defence and traditional training. Kimekai is suitable for men and women of all ages because of its emphasis on effective technique as opposed to brute strength. The word Kimekai translates to “The way of focusing energy”, with the Kimekai dynamic fist symbol signifying progress and evolution, never resting and always striving for improvement. The Japanese characters meaning “Learning the correct way” and the Australia symbol, were designed to represent the Japanese origin of Karate as well as a commitment to this country and to the highest standard of tuition.
Kimekai Karate Dojo is also affiliated with Kobe Osaka International and the Australian Karate Federation (AKF). A school premises and instructor inspection has been carried out by the AKF to ensure that Kimekai meets a high level of tuition and organisational standard. The AKF affiliation allows Kimekai members to represent Karate in the sporting arena at the highest level. Tournaments are held in each state in order to select athletes to represent Tasmania and Australia in both kata (forms) and kumite (sparring) events. The AKF is under the direction of the Olympic Committee with the future objective to becoming an Olympic Sport.