Our dojos

The dojo is a place to be made special for practicing a special martial art. In the Kintora Shotokan dojo, the observation of basic forms of etiquette is integral to the creation of a respectful and attentive atmosphere, which is conducive to learning.

We have three dojos. One in New Town and one in Margate. The New Town instructor is Suzie Jones (5th Dan), the Margate instructor is Frank Hussey (6th Dan). There is a Kintora dojo in Yarralumla ACT under Sensei Michael Jones, 2nd Dan.

Sensei Suzie Jones is the Head of Style and Chief Instructor for Kintora Shotokan. She started martial arts training in 1987 and is a 5th Dan Black Belt in Shotokan karate. She coordinates dojos in both the north and south of the state, has served as State Kata Coach with the Karate Tasmania and holds Bronze level coaching/instructor qualifications through Karate Australia.

Sensei Frank Hussey is the Chief Instructor at the Kintora Margate dojo and has more than 50 years experience teaching karate. He is a 6th Dan Black Belt in Shotokan karate and Nidan in Iaido and Nidan in Jodo,  Sensei Frank holds a Bronze level karate coaching/instructor qualification through the Karate Australia and is an Karate Australia National Referee. He is President of the Australian Karate Federation Tasmania Inc and in 2016 was awarded Life Membership in AKF Tas. He is also a Sports Medicine Australia Level 1 Sports Trainer and Level II Sports Administrator.

Yarralumla instructors Michael & Kate Jones are 2nd Dan Shotokan Black Belts who have been accredited through Karate Australia . They are certified tournament judges & they also have Working With Vulnerable People certification.