Karate Club in Melbourne
Affiliated with Shotokan Karate International Federation
KARYUKAI was established by Natsuko Mineghishi, a Japanese female Karate-ka and a renowned Melbourne soprano. In January 2007. KARYUKAI is officially recognized by the Shotokan Karate-Do International Australia [SKIA] and the Shotokan Karate -Do International Federation [SKIF] in Japan. SKIA is also affiliated with the Australian Karate Federation [AKF].
The KA- and RYU- from KARYUKAI mean summer and dragon respectively. The first character of Natsuko's name also means summer, representing the energetic and bright spirit of the club. The dragon character represents the God of water, reflecting a wish for members to maintain fluidity and a constant striving for self-improvement.