Miyagi Kan Go Ju-Ryu Karate Do was founded by Shihan George Barounis after returning from Japan in 1976. At that time, he had a mere three dojos; Dulwich Hill, Leichhardt and Marrickville. Since then the club has expanded throughout Sydney, consisting of more than ten dojos while also teaching at schools. Not only in Sydney, but Miyagi Kan also has some very successful clubs in Northern New South Wales (Lismore) and New Zealand.

Miyagi Kan has been a leading participant in both Australian and International Karate Tournaments which include the majority of medals at the 2011 Australian Open and gold at the 2010 World Championships.

More recently, our students participated in the 2013 NSW State Championships bringing home 17 medals. Frank Katholos also represented Australia in the US Open recently held in Las Vegas. Frank earned silver in the Veteran +35 Kata and bronze in the Veteran 35+ Kumite.