The Australian Insitute of Karate

About us

We are located in Sydney’s St George region in Peakhurst within walking distance to Mortdale station.
The institute provides Martial Arts training to students from all over Sydney in particular students from surrounding suburbs of Peakhurst, Mortdale, Oatley, Penshurst, Lugarno, Riverwood, Beverly Hills, Hurstville, Blakehurst, Connells Point, Roselands, Allawah, Carss Park, Earlwood, Bardwell Park, Kogarah Bay, Bexley, Belmore, Canterbury and Punchbowl. Karate classes and private Karate lessons are held Monday through to Saturday.

State of the Art


The Institute offers first class full time facilities with much thought having gone into the design and fit-out.
This includes a pristine timber floor in addition to a matted area, traditional weight training facility and bag-work areas, all in a well lit, safe environment.
The Institute offers a clear path to Black Belt that when followed will see students achieve a Black Belt along with the level of personal excellence that is often associated with the rank.

Not All Karate Schools are the Same

The Style


The term Martial Arts has a broad meaning encompassing, Karate, Taekwondo, Kung Fu or Gung Fu, Judo, Silat, Aikido, Jiujutsu (Jujutsu, Jujitsu), Muay Thai (Thai boxing), Ninjutsu, Hapkido and Tai Chi. Collectively the Japanese Martial Arts are summarised by the term Budo (Warrior Way), in the West we have called them Fighting Arts or Martial Arts. Karate alone has many styles within it. Some of the more prominent ones in Australia include Chito-Ryu, Shotokan , Kyokushin, Kempo, Goju Ryu and Go Kan Ryu (GKR Karate).

Choosing the right Martial Art can get confusing. Irrespective of which Martial Art you as a potential student may wish to learn, whether Karate, Taekwondo, Kung Fu or some of the lessor known fighting systems; your decision needs to be based on the quality of the teaching staff, the facility and the curriculum content.

What Training Will Do For You

The Benefits

It is widely recognised that the Martial Arts have far reaching benefits that go beyond the self defence aspects. Participants learning the Martial Arts worldwide attest to an overall improved lifestyle from their training.

Benefits include: physical benefits such as improved fitness, higher energy levels, greater strength and flexibility; mental benefits include stress relief, strong focus, concentration, clarity of thought and the development of character traits such as self discipline, self control and self confidence. Additional benefits reveal themselves in everyday life in a wide variety of ways including: weight loss, back pain relief and the strength to give up smoking, improved grades at school and better time management.

Children particularly benefit from the Institute’s Kids Karate classes. Our program teaches children the values of perseverance and commitment, enabling them to recognise that they can achieve their goals when they are broken down into smaller pieces.

World Class Karate School

The Australian Institute of Karate offers students the highest quality of teaching staff. The Institute’s Principal, Renshi (PhD equivalent) Mike Noonan has a 7th Degree Black Belt and holds the “Master Teacher” title.
Chito-Ryu Karate-Do


Sensei Robert

Sensei Robert

Head Instructor and Founder of Ryu Bujutsu Karate Do

Sensei Robert is a 7th Degree Black Belt who started his training in the early 80’s with Kempo Kai Karate having been involved for 38 years with in the martial arts, in that time and present has trained with great instructors seeking knowledge in styles such as. Ju Jujutsu – Brazilian Jujitsu, Grappling – Kickboxing. Throughout the years he has also had the privilege of owning his own security company offering Bodyguard services to clients from around the world such Presidents and Archbishops on their frequent visits to our country.

Sensei Robert has over the years trained 100s of students at state and national competitor levels.

What We Offer
People About Us

Without a doubt – the best decision we have made for an extra curricular activity for our 7 year old – supportive and community focussed with a focus on discipline and working towards something greater!


The sensei is an amazing teacher. He really has a passion for his art and inspires his students. This type of karate is really good for kids to learn discipline and commitment. It’s like family here, so welcoming and friendly.


The dojo is a very special place, with a welcoming community of friends and the seniors are always open to teaching the newcomers. They are very generous with their time. My kids have embraced the karate spirit and have learnt resilience and focus in their years here. Sensei is an inspiring coach and mentor and no two lessons are the same!


Student & Parent