Budokan Academy is situated at Willow Pond Reception Centre on 3.5 hectares of landscaped Japanese gardens which includes a large lake. It was built during the latter half of 1987 by Sensei Ramon Lawrence and officially opened on 17th January, 1988, initially teaching:
Jishukan Ryu Jujitsu, a Jujitsu, Kempo and Jojitsu style, and
Kendo, as part of the West Australian Kendo Renmei
Members of the Academy have represented WA in National and International events of Kendo, Iaido, Jodo and Kyudo and have attended special training sessions overseas.
Students are required to attend training regularly and exercise a strong code of ethics, etiquette and self-discipline.
Footwear is required to be worn to the dojo at all times. Cross training between different Martial Arts is encouraged.
West Australian Kendo Renmei (WAKR)
Our dojo was the founding WAKR Kendo dojo (September 1986), originaly training in Willetton, Hilton and Lesmurdie. The club finally moved into our Canning Vale dojo after construction was completed.
In 1990, we commenced teaching Seitei Iaido under the WAKR (founding dojo).
In 1996, Muso Shinden Ryu Iai was introduced to senior students (Shodan - Sandan).
In 2003, the teaching of Tamiya Ryu Iaijitsu commenced. It is only taught to a selected few of the advanced Iaido students (Sandan and above).
In 1989, the teaching of Shinto Muso Ryu Jodo commenced.
In 1998, the Jodo club converted to Seitei Jodo under the WAKR (founding dojo).
West Australian Kyudo Association (WAKA)
In 2014, we were the founding dojo in WA teaching Kyudo, as part of the West Australian Kyudo Association.
We are currently the only Kyudo dojo in WA.
Jishukan Ryu Jujitsu
In the beginning of 1989, a Junior Self-defence club was started (teaching a sub-set of Jishukan) and proved to be very successful, both in membership and performance. This club was disbanded in 2005, along with Jishukan, which is now taught at Perth Martial Arts Academy in Tuart Hill.