Senpai Sonya has always had a passion for martial arts… Starting her martial arts journey at the age of 6, she trained for 12 years, & even began teaching from 15 year if age…  Some 15 years later, she rediscovered her love of the martial arts when enrolling her son Mason into Kanga Karate… from there Sonya began training with IGKS herself.

Since 2016 Sonya has been instructing at several locations, up to 6 days a week, and now officially has her own locations at the Atwell & Canning Vale Dojo’s.

Sonya has a true passion for Karate, and loves seeing students gain confidence within themselves, as they progress while learning the techniques as well as mastering the traditional values of focus and discipline.  She prides herself in her ability to work with children & adults of all abilities & she looks forward to seeing you at Atwell or Canning Vale soon.


The Huntingdale Community Centre is a small community facility located next to Sutherlands Park Reserve A. The facility features a 160sqm main hall with beautifully polished flooring perfect for practicing karate.


Unit 2/9 Haydock St, Forrestdale



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Having done some “comparison shopping” and also previously had the experience of “buying a lemon” that ended in tears because my 2 children were scared of the person dressed in black that yelled and screamed out instructions as if it was a military bootcamp, you and your fellow instructors did otherwise. You’re approach in teaching karate is with humour, gentle but with firm encouragement and emphasizing on the basics is really bringing evident positive results. My children have developed Physically, personally and socially through their experiences. The important thing of course is that they enjoy it and always count the number of sleeps until it’s karate day. I want to thank you and recommend your Karate school to any potential parents and students.

Simon Inglis

My 5 year old son Tristan as you know has always been one of those kids with lots of energy and often had difficulty sitting still, he is also easily disctracted and he found it hard to concentrate for periods of time. After searching and searching at seversal clubs, we enrolled him with IGKS attracted by the non – contact aspect and the wonderful skills of your instructors. I really like the way you impart discipline, empathy, focus and life skills. I was very proud of Tristan last week when he received an honour certificate at school for much improved behaviour and I feel your karate lessons are a key element in this improvement. I appreciate your karate class and I just want to thank you so much for the improvement of my son.

Lou Castle

My family has been involve with IGKS since year 2005. My son and daughter started at a very young age (5 & 9) and through the patience and encouragement of Rod, they’ve improved their confidence to deal with issues outside to the karate dojo. My daughter is now an assistant and is also teaching younger students.

I would definitely recommend IGKS to anybody considering martial arts for their family. Be on the look out for the martial arts clubs and limited outcomes they offer.

Terry Dunne