Meet Our Team!

Meet our highly-qualified and experienced coaches and instructors who are ready to welcome you into the fascinating world of Karate.

Sensei Bob McMahon

Founder

7th Dan Koshinkan Karate

Former State, National and International Kumite champion

Over 45 years involved in karate – training, teaching, and coaching

Author of karate booklets and founder of several karate internet forums

Former Queensland Coach

Sensei Cheyne McMahon

Chief Instructor

6th Dan Koshinkan Karate

Former State, National and International Kumite champion

Over 30 years training in Karate

Creator of Karate Over Coffee Podcast

Sensei Amy McMahon

Senior Instructor

5th Dan Koshinkan Karate

Former State and National Kata and Kumite champion

Bronze medal at WKF World Cup

Over 25 years training in karate

Our Team

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Here’s What Our Students & Parents Had To Say About How Australian Karate Academy Helped Them

Since joining the Australia Karate Academy over a year ago I have made many new friends and enjoyed getting fit while learning self defence. Cheyne McMahon not only teaches you the art of karate and the skills to defend yourself, he will also take you on a journey that educates you in its history and makes you feel like part of a family. I have practiced martial arts and boxing for many years, and I have never met a group of people so welcoming, non confrontational and dedicated to training. This all stems from Cheyne’s passion for teaching and the joy that he gets personally from watching his students progress in their training and improve in their fitness, confidence and self esteem. Since I have joined, my two young sons are wanting to train as well. The dojo caters for all age groups and all levels of ability, so whether you are an absolute beginner, or someone who has trained previously, Cheyne and his fellow instructors will always make you feel welcome. In all of my years of training at various clubs I have never witnessed such a high retention rate. This is a testament to both Cheyne’s ability as an instructor, and also his passion for helping people. The Australian Karate Academy is a must for anyone wanting to explore the fascinating world of Karate and enjoying a learning experience in a relaxed, safe and friendly environment.

BRENDAN D. SHEGOG

I was doing the rounds of the martial arts clubs in my area to decide which one was for me when I dropped into this Karate club. I searched no more, that was 7 years ago and I've been with the club ever since.

MARK BEARD

A fantastic environment to learn all about the many different aspects of Karate, with great instructors for kids and adults alike. I love being a part of this club.

ALEX SPENCER

Joining the AKA 3 years ago with my then 14 year old daughter has brought so many benefits to both our lives. I've trained off and on since I was 10 (mostly off!). I am delighted, and a bit surprised, that my daughter has embraced her own karate journey. The McMahon family have established a very well balanced, family-oriented, yet competitive club, built on the purposeful study of traditional and modern practices. It is not unusual to see three generations of their family at training. The range of class types, and teaching method have made it easy to stay motivated. I highly recommend.

STEVEN MCCORMACK

AKA offers highly professional and inclusive training catering to all ages and level of fitness. Family friendly classes that encourages the whole family to join in! I’d highly recommend everyone to check it out!

ALINA XINYI

This is without a doubt the finest karate school I have experienced in my 30+ years of training. Instructors are extremely knowledgeable and understand the difference between karate for self-defence, competition and culture/tradition. Unhesitatingly recommended.

BEN PERKIN

Cheyne McMahon, like his father Bob before him, provides a top quality training environment for learning karate for both children and adults. Clubs like theirs make our communities better.

With experienced instructors it is the ideal place to take your first step into the fascinating world of karate and martial arts in general. Come along and give it a try, by yourself, with a friend/s or with your family. You won't just learn techniques they also teach some of the interesting history of karate and martial arts.

Hope to see you there.

ANDREW O'BRIEN

Expert and friendly instructors, great for families.

JARROD NETTLETON

The AKA is a great place to learn. It provides classes that are friendly, focused and engaging. The instructors are very welcoming and are constantly encouraging the students to achieve their individual goals.

MIKE BINGHAM

Here’s What Our Students & Parents Had To Say About How Australian Karate Academy Helped Them

Since joining the Australia Karate Academy over a year ago I have made many new friends and enjoyed getting fit while learning self defence. Cheyne McMahon not only teaches you the art of karate and the skills to defend yourself, he will also take you on a journey that educates you in its history and makes you feel like part of a family. I have practiced martial arts and boxing for many years, and I have never met a group of people so welcoming, non confrontational and dedicated to training. This all stems from Cheyne’s passion for teaching and the joy that he gets personally from watching his students progress in their training and improve in their fitness, confidence and self esteem. Since I have joined, my two young sons are wanting to train as well. The dojo caters for all age groups and all levels of ability, so whether you are an absolute beginner, or someone who has trained previously, Cheyne and his fellow instructors will always make you feel welcome. In all of my years of training at various clubs I have never witnessed such a high retention rate. This is a testament to both Cheyne’s ability as an instructor, and also his passion for helping people. The Australian Karate Academy is a must for anyone wanting to explore the fascinating world of Karate and enjoying a learning experience in a relaxed, safe and friendly environment.

BRENDAN D. SHEGOG

I was doing the rounds of the martial arts clubs in my area to decide which one was for me when I dropped into this Karate club. I searched no more, that was 7 years ago and I've been with the club ever since.

MARK BEARD

A fantastic environment to learn all about the many different aspects of Karate, with great instructors for kids and adults alike. I love being a part of this club.

ALEX SPENCER

Joining the AKA 3 years ago with my then 14 year old daughter has brought so many benefits to both our lives. I've trained off and on since I was 10 (mostly off!). I am delighted, and a bit surprised, that my daughter has embraced her own karate journey. The McMahon family have established a very well balanced, family-oriented, yet competitive club, built on the purposeful study of traditional and modern practices. It is not unusual to see three generations of their family at training. The range of class types, and teaching method have made it easy to stay motivated. I highly recommend.

STEVEN MCCORMACK

AKA offers highly professional and inclusive training catering to all ages and level of fitness. Family friendly classes that encourages the whole family to join in! I’d highly recommend everyone to check it out!

ALINA XINYI

This is without a doubt the finest karate school I have experienced in my 30+ years of training. Instructors are extremely knowledgeable and understand the difference between karate for self-defence, competition and culture/tradition. Unhesitatingly recommended.

BEN PERKIN

Cheyne McMahon, like his father Bob before him, provides a top quality training environment for learning karate for both children and adults. Clubs like theirs make our communities better.

With experienced instructors it is the ideal place to take your first step into the fascinating world of karate and martial arts in general. Come along and give it a try, by yourself, with a friend/s or with your family. You won't just learn techniques they also teach some of the interesting history of karate and martial arts.

Hope to see you there.

ANDREW O'BRIEN

Expert and friendly instructors, great for families.

JARROD NETTLETON

The AKA is a great place to learn. It provides classes that are friendly, focused and engaging. The instructors are very welcoming and are constantly encouraging the students to achieve their individual goals.

MIKE BINGHAM

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22-24 Harries Road, Coorparoo

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22 Harries Rd, Coorparoo QLD 4151, Australia

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to be strong, flexible and in shape to join any martial arts?

Definitely not! You will become stronger, fitter, and more flexible when you join one of our programs.

How often should I attend a class in a week?

Ideally you should train as often as you can, however a minimum of twice a week is required to develop quality Karate.

How large are the classes?

We have many different class sizes ranging from 5 – 25, however we try and keep the teacher to student ratio at 1 instructor to 12 students.

What happens if I miss a class?

Due to the vast number of classes available, we encourage you to have a make up class whenever possible.

What do I wear to practice or train and where can I get them?

We have a shop in the dojo where all of your Karate uniforms and equipment can be purchased to make sure you get the right fit and size.

What Style of Karate do you teach?

We teach Koshinkan Karate which can mean Ancient and Modern Karate.

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