About AKKA - AKKA Martial Arts Academy Perth WA

About Us

AKKA Martial Arts is a family run martial arts centre and the Australian division of EKKA Karate Association.

Established in 1973, under the leadership of President Mick Blackwell (9th Dan) and Vice President Billy Brennan (9th Dan), EKKA’s karate style has been based on the original teachings of Lee Won Kuk and Choi Hong Hi. It reflects their study of Chun Do Kwan and that of Gichin Funakoshi’s Shotokan karate, hence the inclusion of both Korean and Japanese terminology and the practice of both Korean Hyung’s and Shotokan Kata.

The EKKA has become one of the most successful Associations in the U.K. The Association has produced English and International fighters in karate and kickboxing, including medalists and champions of English, British, Commonwealth and European Champions, as well as world medalists and four world champions:

  • Davin Pack – World Karate Champion,
  • Richard Vance – Professional Kickboxing Super Heavyweight World Champion,
  • Dennis Turner – Amateur Kickboxing Cruiserweight World Champion,
  • Steve Martin – Professional Kickboxing Welterweight World Champion.

The AKKA now brings the style and success of the EKKA to Australia. Since the club’s humble beginnings in February 2012, we have grown in size and strength, producing many local competition medalists. We are extremely proud of all our homegrown champions and medallists:

  • 2017 Boys Team Silver Australian National Karate Championships
  • 2017 Boys 12 years 55+kgs Gold Australian National Karate Championships
  • 2017 Girls 10 years 35+Kgs Silver Medal Australian National Karate Championships
  • 2017 Boys 10 years -35kgs years Bronze Australian National Karate Championships
  • 2017 Boys 10 years 35+kgs years Bronze Australian National Karate Championships
  • 2017 Boys 10 years Gold Medalist Australian Open Karate Championships
  • 2017 Boys 10 years Silver Medallist schools & University Open Championships
  • 2017 Boys 11 years Bronze Medallist Australian Open Karate Championships
  • 2017 Girls 10 years Silver Medallist State Championships
  • 2017 Boys 12 years Gold Medallists State Championships
  • 2017 Boys 11 years Gold Medallists State Championships
  • 2017 Boys 10 years Silver Medallist State Championships
  • 2017 Boys 10 years Gold Medallists  State Championships
  • 2016 Bronze Medallist Australian National Karate Championships
  • 2016 Bronze Australian Open Karate Championships
  • 2016 Boys 9 years Gold Medallists State Championships
  • 2016 Girls 9 years Silver Medallist State Championships
  • 2016 Boys 11 years Bronze Medallist State Championships
  • 2015 Silver Medallist Australian National Karate Championships
  • 2015 Bronze Medallist Schools & University Open Championships
  • 2015 Boys 9 years Silver Medallist State Championships
  • 2015 Girls 10 years Bronze Medallist State Championships
  • 2014 Girls 10 years Bronze Medallist Australian National Karate Championships
  • 2014 Gold Medallist Australian National Karate Championships
  • 2014 Boys 10 years Silver Medallist State Championships
  • 2014 Girls 9 years Silver Medallist State Championships

The unique blue colour of gis worn by EKKA and AKKA’s instructors and students reflect the link to Lee Won Kuk’s Chung Do Kwan (gymnasium of the blue wave) and Choi Hong Hi pen name “Chang Hon” (meaning “blue cottage”).

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