Our officials

Giving back to the karate community

Sensei Shuichi Matsunawa

Certified Judge B for Kata and Kumite
by WKF (World Karate Federation) Oceania Region (Oceania Karate Federation)

Certified National Referee A for Kumite /Judge A for Kata
by AKF (Australian Karate Federation)

Certified Referee A for Kumite / Judge A for Kata
by Shinagawa Karate Federation, Tokyo ,Japan

Certified instructor at International Karatedo Shobukai by Sensei Sadaharu Fujimoto
(Joined in 1970)

Certified 4th Dan Black Belt by Sensei Sadaharu Fujimoto
(Founder of International Karatedo Shobukai)

Certified 3rd Dan Black Belt by Sensei Ryoichi Sasagawa
(Japan Karate Federation)

Sempai Vesa Pekkarinen

Certified National Referee A for Kumite /Judge A for Kata
by AKF (Australian Karate Federation)

Senior instructor at AAMA Karate-Do Inc for children’s karate since 2007
(Joined in 1995)

Certified 3rd Dan Black Belt by Shihan G Keleher (7th Dan)
(Founder of Australian Academy of Martial Arts)

Currently Secretary for Queensland Karate Association (until 2023)
Previously a member of the Queensland State Referee Council (2018 – 2020)