After 30 years of practice and teaching experience in 3 major Karate styles. Traditional Karate Academy was established by Sensei Maurice Matteucci in 2001 and in March 2002 was recognised by the Australian Karate Federation (AKF). Our martial arts academy focuses on the study and practice of Shito Ryu across multiple dojos in the Perth metro area.

We have classes for adults and children from beginner to advanced levels.


We Live To Help Train You

Karate classes are the ultimate combination of a total body workout and a self development program that teaches life-saving self defense skills – all rolled into one. The martial arts changes more that just your body – it can change your life.

From adults to teens to kids, self defense classes offer benefits that you can’t find in any other type of activity or hobby. The unique combination of strenuous mental and physical training helps individuals perform better in every aspect of their lives.

Strength & Flexibility


Fitness & Cardio


Mind & Spirit



Sensei Maurice5th Dan
Sensei Maurice is a nationally recognised and respected karate teacher (Sensei) with over 45 yrs of practice and teaching experience……
Senpai Lisa
Senpai Lisa was awarded the rank of Black Belt Shodan in 2000. She has won medals representing TKA and Australia in local, regional, national and international Championships…
Senpai John
Senpai John began practice Karate in October 1991.He currently trains and teaches at the Cockburn ARC with Senpai Todd and Sensei Maurice Matteucci….
Senpai Kasey
Kasey began training the age of 6 and achieved the rank of Shodan in 2009. In 2001 Kasey entered her first competition….
Senpai Dave
Senpai Dave began training in Hayashi-Ha Shitoryu karate in 1986. In 1994 achieved the rank of black belt shodan. About this time he also began training Kenshinryu kobudo, an Okinawan weapons martial art…
Senpai Manny
Carrying on the family traditional commenced his Karate journey in 1998, at the young age of 5 he began practicing Shito Ryu Karate and Kobudo under Master Hayashi. He achieved the rank of Black Belt Shodan in 2008….
Senpai Josh
Senpai Josh started his karate journey in 2003 when he was 10 years old with Sensei Maurice at TKA. In 2011 at the age of 18 achieved the rank of Shodan. He has competed in multiple tournaments…
Senpai Jenny
Senpai Jenny began karate at the age of 11 years old and has a Black Belt 1st Dan in Shotokan. She has been selected as Female Captain for Australian team in 12 Shotokan Karate-do International Federation World Championships 2016….
Senpai Todd
Senpai Todd has over 32 years experience in Various styles of Martial Arts Senpai Todd is a valued source of knowledge…..
“ I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times ”