Activities and initiatives

Activities and initiatives to date;


The WBKA Kokusai Kaigi International Congress/ Training Seminar will be held on 28th October 2017 9am to 4:30pm at Ingle Farm Recreation Centre, Cnr of Roopena St & Beovich Rd, Ingle Farm, Adelaide SA 5098.

The Martial Arts Training Seminar will be taught by International World Class Instructors. Cost is only $50pp for the Seminar & is open to Juniors & Adults from ages 6+yo up. 

This is shaping up to be an International Seminar Not to be missed! Book quickly to secure your place – meet & train under these famous Masters. Last year’s Kokusai Kaigi was an Unforgettable seminar! 

There will also be a 3 Course WBKA Gala Dinner held on Saturday 28th October 2017 6pm to 10pm at the Para Hills Community Centre – Cost is $55pp & is open to adults, juniors & family. During the evening, our famous WBKA Gala Dinner Auction will once again be held with many exciting items available for bidding. 

There will also be some limited opportunities to make a booking for personal one to one instruction with these masters during their stay in Adelaide for a fee should you wish to take advantage of this offer.

To Book your place for the Martial Arts Seminar &/ or the Gala Dinner please refer to the attached Flyers for Instructions on Booking. No Applications forms necessary-simply pay into Bank Account as per Kokusai Kaigi Flyer

The following outstanding World Class Instructors will be teaching at our International Event:

USA – HANSHI LARRY HALL 10th Dan Okinawa Shorinji-Ryu Kyan-Te Karate-Do Association 

USA HAWAII – Angel Lemus, Kyoshi 7th Dan Shorin-Ryu & Kojo-Ryu, Shihan-Dai. 
Co-President and Secretary of the Okinawa Kojo-Ryu/Shorin-Ryu Koshinkan. Note* Kojo-Ryu is the oldest and rarest karate style in the world, established in 1392 in Okinawa. Will teach kobudo.

SWITZERLAND – Juerg Steiner Shihan 6th Dan Aikido
Sensei Steiner Shihan 6th Dan Aikido (Aikikai Japan). Dojo Cho of Centre Kumano in Biel Switzerland. Shihan lived and trained as uchideshi in Shingu Japan under Michio Hikitsuchi sensei (10th Dan) and Motomichi Anno sensei (8th Dan). For at least one month every year Shihan travel to Japan to further improve his skills and knowledge. Shihan is a highly respected international teacher.

AUSTRALIA – Garry O’Connor Hanshi 10th Dan
Takahashi-Ha no Ryukyu Shuri-Te Karate-Do. Educated directly under Kentsu Takahashi in addition, Ichiou Ito Shihan. Japan. After extensive research of records, and after the death of Ichirou Ito – Shihan in 2006 O’Connor Hanshi is acknowledged as the next senior Deshi of Kentsu Takahashi Soke (1900-1994).

Book asap to secure your place on the seminar. Bookings as per instructions on the above Flyer.

Contact Carl Withey (Organiser of this event) if you wish to clarify any information on Mobile 0402 856 772 or via Email at


Festival of Martial Arts and Culture 2014


October 11th & 12th we will see the largest gathering of martial artists ever known in South Australia, coming together for the Festival of Martial Arts and Culture to be held here in Salisbury. Not only will we be hosting Masters from Australia but from Japan, USA, Central Africa, England, New Zealand and the Philippians.


The festival hosted over 200 martial artists from the age of 6yrs to 65yrs from different Samurai Arts from all over SA, with a number of students coming from interstate and overseas.


Spanning over two days, the festival celebrates these diverse cultures living together within South Australia, and gives them the opportunity and platform to showcase them to an international audience. We believe that by exposing the community, to these wonderful and diverse cultures in such a way as this, they will more freely observe, learn, understand, and integrate with other cultures from theirs through positivity and become more tolerant of their cultural differences, directly benefiting the South Australian and Australian culture and its cohesiveness as a society. Through this event National pride will be enhanced and enable the feeling of unity among many Australians. Such an event condones bigger and better contributions to the community in which they live, and each and every person involved the feeling of being valued for who they are, and empowers them to be proud of what they can offer and bring to the event.


We are also met South Australia’s strategic plans under community – Vision. Helping to increase attendance in our festivals thereby increasing not only local but state vibrancy, creating a positive influence in the community making SA a vibrant place to live, work, play and visit. We at World Budo Kan Association Inc firmly believe that by attempting to bring this festival and our “come and try sessions” here we will help to connect, care and support one another through participating in a social community and economic activity.


It was a fantastic two days for all concerned, from our youngest students of 6 years of age to our adults. Other than active training with some of the world’s leading exponents of the Samurai Arts, we have for the general public live demonstrations, music and dance, origami, Indian Henna (mehendi) painting calligraphy, kimono dressing and a “World Record Attempt”- witness the impossible with Channel 9 News reporting on the event!


Over the festival weekend raised significant funds for;


  • The Orphans and war veterans in Zambia.
  • Motor-neurons SA,
  • Parkinson’s SA,
  • Men’s Prostrate Cancer


It was with the greatest pleasure that “His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le, Governor of South Australia” opened the WBKA Festival of Martial Arts and Culture 2014. Along with the Deputy Consul-General of Japan, Mr Hirohisa Chiba, Mayor of Salisbury Gillian Aldridge.



The WBKA ran six meeting of the masters seminars, with gust instructors attending such as Chris Hoshiyama 10th Dan Hanshi (Hoshiyama Ju Jitsu Ryu and Kojo-Ryu Koshinkan karate). Jonathan Kruger 8th Dan Shihan (Martial Art Missionary) from Zambia (Central Africa) Judoka Kodakan. Master Hans De Jong, Tsutsumi Hozan Ryu JuJustu one of the most respected JuJustu experts in the world today.
Bruce Haynes, 10th Dan Hanshi Karate-Do, 8th Dan Kyokushin, World Tameshirwari Champion and Tony Ball 10th Dan Soke Fudoshin.

All the money raised was used to help assist the Festival and charities.


13th May 2014 WBKA Inc new office and location of World HQ

WBKA has moved into its new world HQ in unit 8  16-28 Research Rd, Pooraka, SA. This will now be were all correspondence, work etc will be performed from. WBKA is sharing the space with one of its clubs Budo Kan of Australia, in order to keep cost’s to a minimum. WBKA as agreed one year’s free rent with Budo Kan of Australia.


Meeting of Masters Fund raising  21st April 2014. 

This fund raising event enlisting fellow martial artist Peter Pace will bring four masters together to help raise funds for the festival, by bring over 70 other martial art students together for a training day work shop.


Self-Deference for young girls 22nd April 2014

The see’s the first one day session highlighting the dangers for young girls and providing simple and easy to use techniques to counter bullying and possible attack avoidance. In partnership with Salisbury East Neighbourhood Centre as part of their school holiday program.


Exhibition for Zambia

Money raised from our bottle and can collecting was donated to the Zambian Kitwe dojo, run by Sensei Jonathan Kruger, to go towards projects involving feeding the orphan children turning up at his mission and dojo.     



2013 Feb – June:

Special Needs Course self-protection and leadership.

After the success of the 2 courses run in 2012 the club worked in partnership with DCSI once again providing to more individuals. 

We are now organising a research project (to be devised by our University graduate members) to highlight the vast improvements of each individual, in an attempt to extend this to the wider community.


Special Needs Course self-protection and leadership Feb 2013

Our 15 week course for 8 of the most vulnerable adults with various difficulties.  Two other group members are now transioning into main stream club.  WBKA is organizing a research project to highlight the vast improvements of each individual hoping to extend this to the wider community.


Exhibition for Zambia December 2012

An exhibition and fund raising night was conducted on 21st December 2011, at the Memorial Hall in Salisbury SA. Money raised from this event was donated to the Zambian Kitwe dojo run by Sensei Jonathan Kruger, to go towards projects involving feeding the orphan children turning up at his mission and dojo.


WBKA Inc Festival of Martial arts 2012 (Nov11th  )

WBKA Inc organised the biggest martial art festival in South Australian history bring together over 135 martial artists from many different styles and arts with MP’s, and Consular General of Japan all attending this cultural event as well of over 1000 members of the public attending throughout the whole day. The event also celebrated native arts as well as Japanese culture. All free of charge to attendees and public.


Gi Donation Day Nov 2012

11th November was the day set aside for anyone who would like to donate a new or second gi, which are in good condition to be sent to the Zambian dojo run by Sensei Jonathan Kurger in Kitwe Zambia. Here the samurai missionary helps educate, feed and cloth orphan children and teach them martial arts. Many of these children have gone on to make a positive impact on their communities.


Donation to assist the Veterans of the “African Kings Rifles” (WWII) Zambia. Oct 2012

There are only 7 of these ageing veterans living in abject poverty (found to date),who fought against the Japanese in WWII. WBKA forwarded a small donation from funds raised to assist in the efforts to help these veterans in their declining years. 


National Coaching Accreditation Course  October 12-14th 2012

Organised the first NCAS course. Bringing together seven different style, 21 students from 4 5 different clubs around SA. To attempt to provide creditable coaching and qualifications in raising the standard of coaching and safe for the martial art community.


Interactive volunteer work shop with brain injured clients (from Flinders University program), Feb & Oct 2011

Three instructors conducted interactive aikido classes with adults who have brain injuries in conjunction with Flinders University. The aim was to help improve concentration levels and improve their confidence and co-ordination levels. It was so successful WBKA has conducted several more of these sessions with excellent results.


Exhibition raising funds for Young People with Parkinson’s Disease. Dec 2011

End of year exhibition and fund raising night was conducted on 17th December 2011, at the Memorial Hall in Salisbury SA. Money raised from this event was donated to the Parkinson’s society of SA, to go towards projects involving young people.  


Christian youth group work shop in Aikido. 2011

Three instructors conducted two one hour introduction work shops for the young people to aikido as part of their weekend summer camp.