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About Kyokushin IKO


  • The Kyokushin International Karate Organisation is an organisation dedicated to the way of Kyokushin as founded by our founder Sosai Masutatsu Oyama.
  • The International Headquarters - Honbu is located in Sydney, Australia under the guidance of our President & Chief Instructor Kancho Doug Turnbull.
  • Through continual effort of our hearts and bodies, we continually push to interact as a true international organisation keeping politics aside and training and teaching True Kyokushin.  Our goal is the initial goal of Kyokushin, through hard work and dedication to one’s training we can achieve World Peace and great friendships.
  • We are a full contact rules Karate organisation seeking true strength through hard training, as a way of life. The benefits  are significant helping young and older individuals leading to good community involvement. Kyokushin believes that these young and older individuals are the next generation community leaders.
  • Kyokushin Karate is one of the most exciting martial arts in the world.  For young and old, the training involved develops fitness, balance, co-ordination, increases strength and flexibility, while improving concentration and confidence as well as developing self-defense skills.
  • Conceding that youth is our future, our intention is to provide training for them at individual levels meeting the needs of all in a traditional Japanese martial art at a pace that suits their needs for progression and at the same time having them understand the necessity of respect, manners and discipline. For the adults, there is everything they need if they are up to the challenge.
  • Whilst our organisation is young, we invite existing Kyokushin people and organisations to become branch chiefs and Official Dojo Operators in various countries, all of which will help  achieve great results to peoples around the world. This importance of the philosophy of Kyokushin Karate makes many people in the world fascinated by Kyokushin Karate, and we have truly noticed that the meaning and the spiritual  aspects of our Karate have been recognised as a means to find the true way of life, not only in Japan, but across the world.

KIKO Structure & Team



KIKO Structure & Team

The sole purpose is to teach traditional karate and self defense at a karate school where you can enjoy the Kyokushin Karate of our founder Sosai Mas Oyama.

No Politics - Just True Kyokushin

Our new organisation is building its executive committee and building country representations.

In time as the organisation expands internationally so will the overall structure of KIKO expand​.

We welcome all good minded Karate people to consider joining KIKO, teaching True Kyokushin,

keeping away from political influences.  



Kancho Doug Turnbull

Vice President

Sensei Andre Noujaim​​

Technical Officer

Senpai Franc Pujono


Branch Chief - Kancho Doug Turnbull

​National Coach - Sensei Andre Noujaim

Technical Officer - ​Senpai Frank Pujono 

Other countries welcome to join KIKO

​Please email directly to

All applications will be assessed by the International Committee

​All applications directed to the Kyokushin International Karate Organisation - Honbu

Kancho Doug Turnbull ​President of Kyokushin IKO (KIKO)



  • ​Commenced martial arts training with Judo in 1966
  • ​Started training Kyokushin karate in 1970
  • 7th Dan Kyokushin Black Belt
  • Former Australian Karate Champion
  • Vice President of WMAC (World Martial Arts Championships)
  • Chairman of AMAC (Australian Martial Arts Championships)
  • International Judge/Referee (Class A)   

Doug Turnbull started his martial arts with Judo in 1966 and training in Kyokushin in 1970 under the

then Sensei John Taylor (now 9th Dan Hanshi). While part of the Australian Kyokushin Karate Association (AKKA),

which was affiliated with the IKO in Japan, he attained Shodan (1st Dan) in 1975, Nidan (2nd Dan) in 1980,

Sandan (3rd Dan) in 1985, Yondan (4th Dan) in 1990. In 1995, after Mas Oyama’s passing and because of

the political turmoil in Japanese Kyokushin, he joined Hanshi Steve Arneil’s UK based International

Federation of Karate, and shortly after took over the role as the Chairman of the Australian branch,

the International Federation of Karate Kyokushinkai Australia Inc. (IFKKA). In 1996 he was awarded

Godan (5th Dan) by Hanshi Arneil, and in 2006 Hanshi Arneil promoted him to Rokudan (6th Dan).

He resigned from the IFK (Australia) and formed the Kyokushin IKO in 2017- still maintaining his utmost

respect for Hanshi Steve Arneil, he will continue to teach Kyokushin as Sosai Oyama passed it on to his students.

In December 2017 he was honoured with the grade of Nanadan (7th Dan) by Soeno Yoshiji, Kancho, President World Karate Association - The Shidokan, Peter Mylonas, Kancho, Chairman Kempo Ryu International Karate Organisation,  and Johanes Wong, Kancho, Chief Instructor Meibukan Goju Ryu Australia & Okinawa Karate Kobudo Wong Dojo.

He participated in almost all major Australian Kyokushin tournaments as a judge and/or referee between 1981 and 1995, and in all the national training camps between and including 1983-1993.

In 1997, he was a referee at the finals of the 1st IFK World Championships in Moscow, and in 2005 he also refereed at the 3rd IFK World Championships in London and the Junior World Tournament in Greece in 2015.

He has been teaching Kyokushin karate since 1976, and founded his own dojo in Marrickville in 1982 at which he still teaches, though in 2005 it moved location to Tempe Public School.

He attained an International Referee’s certificate, which is for full-contact kumite, is accredited for clicker sparring and non-contact kumite, including mirror judging, Kyokushin kata judging, and, while the Federation of Australian Karatedo Organisations (FAKO) still existed, had a “C” level FAKO accreditation as a judge. (The organisation has since been restructured and renamed as the AKF (Australian Karate Federation).)

In 1999 and 2000 he was voted the Best and Fairest Official for NAS NSW, and in 2005 he was accredited as a Level 4 referee with the National All Styles (NAS) .

His competition experience includes first places in kumite and kata at State and National level.

On the administrative side, he was on the judging panel for the AKKA State Senior Grading's during 1994 and 1995, and a Tournament Organising Committee member since 1983 until he left. He was Editor-in-Chief of “SHIN”, the national Kyokushin magazine, from 1983 to 1987. He was also Junior Vice Chairman for the New South Wales AKKA from 1990 until it split up in 1994, and was President and Chief Referee of the IFKKA. In 2005 he was appointed to both the position of National All Styles National Referee Trainer and NSW NAS Technical Director.

In 2007 he left the NAS and joined the Australian Martial Arts Championships (AMAC), a multi style martial arts national tournament circuit, where he took up the position of AMAC Chairman and AMAC National Tournament Director, travelling throughout the country assisting with the organising and officiating of events. As AMAC grew in popularity it quickly grew in size to not only cover Australia but also encompassing other countries such as New Zealand (NZMAC), Japan (JMAC) and America (USMAC). This led to the formation of the World Martial Arts Championships (WMAC) and saw Kancho Doug Turnbull take on the position of Vice President of WMAC. He currently holds an “A” class accreditation as International Referee for WMAC.

Kancho Turnbull’s goal is to continue with the Kyokushin Spirit, growing and training Kyokushin Karate in uniting the Spirit of Competition with the Spirit of the Martial Way and demonstrating to the general community the power of positive Martial Art influences in people and society. He has also had the good fortune of training at Honbu dojo in Japan with the now late Sosai Mas Oyama.