The academy has been synonymous with the northern suburbs of Perth since the early 1980’s with Shihan Peter May coaching students in public halls and school gymnasiums in Koondoola, Girawheen, Wanneroo and Craigie. Peter commenced training in the Perth club under Japanese Sensei Nagai in 1969 and continued his karate with Kyoshi Brian Mackie, where he still trains today. Peter has been responsible for the development of Australian squad members recently representing Australia in Holland. The academy has branches in Warwick and a new branch at Edgewater. The Warwick branch is run by state and Australian representative Shihan Ben Mettam, with the Edgewater branch under Brian Davidson and Mitch Tapper 1st Dan.
Both Brian and Mitch trained with Shihan Peter May for 20 years and 10 years respectively. Mitch also spent 4 years under the guidance of Kyoshi Brian Mackie.
The Edgewater branch has 4 accredited A.K.F. Australia Sports Commission coaches with Brian and Mitch being assisted by black belts Warren Stephens and Jim Thomas. Warren and Jim are also students of Peter May with 14 years and 10 years training.
Shihan Peter May an accredited National Coach, has represented Australia in Kata and Bunkai and is well respected by all students at Brian Mackie’s Karate Academy of Japan.
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