Welcome to Kansai Karate

Shihan Stephen Kelly, 7th Dan, Kyoshi (master) and the whole Kansai Karate Academy family welcome you to our Organisation.


Kansai Karate Academy was founded by Stephen Kelly in Queensland in 1993 and is part of the worldwide Shito-ryu Shukokai World Karate Union.
The Academy’s award-winning Honbu (Headquarters) Karate dojo and our High Performance Centre is located in the Brisbane western suburb of Sumner Park, which is approx. 15 kms from the city.


Having full time professional dojos enables students to train safely 6 days a week. Shihan Stephen and his staff of highly trained and qualified instructors teach traditional and sport karate in a modern, energetic and exciting atmosphere that will benefit both you and your family.
Our specially formulated classes are separated and designed to cater for all ages from 3 years to adults. Our programs include Cubs (3-4yrs), Little Lions (5-7yrs), Juniors (8-12yrs) and Adults (13+ yrs). We also specialise in Competition Karate (WKF Developmental/Elite), Weapons, Self-defences Programs, Fitness Classes, Private Coaching and Personal Training.


Kansai Karate also has 3 satellite dojos in Brisbane, our new full time dojo located at Springfield, also, at Moggill and Clayfield, and a full time dojo on the Gold Coast located at Upper Coomera.

Our Programs


(3-4 Years old)

Little Lions

(5-7 Years Old)


(8-12 Years Old)


(13+ Years Old)