Turramurra Dojo Reopening

Turramurra Dojo will open for training on Wednesday 13 October.

All students 16 years and over will be required to bring proof of double vaccination status. We request vaccination in students age 12-15 years. Students under 12 may also return to training. Masks are to be worn. We are complying with all NSW Health guidelines, including the use of a QR code when entering and leaving the dojo.

Coming Back to Training (Turramurra Dojo)


Training resumes on Monday. We will be following our COVID-safe practices (including cleaning protocols) and following all NSW Government guidance and laws. We ask all students and parents to observe the following:

1) If you are unwell or have any cold-like symptoms DO NOT COME TO TRAINING until you have taken a COVID test. This is for all students and instructors, without exception.

2) Due to the 4-square-metre rule returning, class sizes are limited. Please attend the classes you were enrolled in last year. If you would like to change classes, or be reminded which classes you are scheduled for, message this page.

3) We are setting up a NSW Government QR code. We will ask all students (or parent/guardian, in the case of children) to scan the QR code upon arrival. 

4) If you need to bring a bag to training to bring gear/other clothes, do so, but do not loiter before and after training. To help with social distancing, the dojo office is strictly for black belts only.

We look forward to welcoming you all back to training and starting the year in a strong manner. We will be diligent with everyone’s safety, while also keeping focused on continuing to foster and develop all students’ martial arts skills, fitness and personal growth. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Turramurra Announcement

Due to the unfolding situation in Sydney, ALL TRAINING sessions next week (Monday & Wednesday, Kids & Adults classes) are CANCELLED, including the final class.

The Dinner in Gordon scheduled on Monday is POSTPONED. We will aim for the dinner in the second half of January. This will be confirmed in the New Year.

GRADING RESULTS will be given out in the first week of January.

TRAINING 2021 is still set to resume on Monday January 4th. We will provide further updates closer to the time.

I sincerely apologise for any disruption or disappointment, but in the interests of the safety of our students and their families, we believe this is the necessary course of action. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

Have a Safe and Merry Christmas to all.

Hanshi Howard Lipman

Hanshi Howard Lipman – 50 Years of Martial Arts

In 1969, Hanshi Howard Lipman began his study of the martial arts, at age twenty-seven.

He practiced Shotokan Karate for two years, then from 1971 to 2019 he has trained – and continues to – in Kyokushin Karate. Hanshi Howard has devoted 48 years to Kyokushin and 50 years overall to the study of the martial arts, and continues to teach to this day.

We congratulate Hanshi Howard on this incredible milestone.


Ballina Dojo Relocation – August 20, 2018

Ballina Dojo now has a new home – St Francis Xavier School Hall.

Training at the new location began on Monday August 20th with dojo operator Sensei Jon Ellis. A grading was held there for junior grades soon after moving in.

The new space is an expansive upgrade, greatly needed due to the increasing class sizes in Ballina.

The address and new timetable are listed below. If you’re not sure what class you should attend, please contact Sensei Jon at the number below.

Jon Ellis
Sensei Jon Ellis

Head Instructor: Sensei Jon Ellis – 3rd Dan Kyokushin & 3rd Dan Kobudo

Address: St Francis Xavier School Hall, Cherry & Crane Streets, Ballina 2478 NSW.

Contact No.: 0404 862 624

Email: ellisj7@gmail.com

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Annangrove Dojo: New Timetable

Sempai Jason Lambe during his Nidan grading.

Annangrove Dojo, Sydney, now offers a Saturday morning class.

The general class will run 9.00 – 10.30 am every Saturday and will be taken by Sempai Jason Lambe.

The class will begin on April 7th. An extra kids class will be added if required.

Sempai Jason Lambe

Sempai Jason Lambe
Sempai Jason Lambe

Sempai Jason Lambe is 2nd Dan in Kyokushin Karate. He began his Karate training under Shihan Rick Cunningham.

Sempai Jason regularly competes in tournaments, such as the NSW State Kyokushin Championship in 2015 and 2016.

Sempai Jason was graded to 1st Dan in 2014 and to 2nd Dan in 2016 by Hanshi Howard Lipman.

We wish Jason all the best with this new class and the continued expansion of Annangrove Dojo.

2018 Calendar

The KIMAA calendar for 2018 is now available online.

Please be sure to regularly check the Calendar page, as this is updated live.

The currently available dates include seminars across all seven KIMAA dojos, senior gradings, black belt training, Sydney junior and kids gradings, and Sydney Kobudo.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your instructor.