Sensei Peter Fernie (4th Dan) has trained in martial arts for over 35 years and follows the traditional style of Karate-Do.He runs 2 Dojo’s in Mt Eliza and Cranbourne.

The meaning of Kenseikan in its pure form is – “Ken” is a fist, and “Sei” is life.
Adding a Zen influence it translates as
“Live your life believing in the power of your own true Self”

Kenseikan Karate-Do is a traditional Japanese school of karate based on the Shotokan style and was formed by Sensei Tainen Takemori. He trained with Gichin Funakoshi who is widely regarded as the founder of modern Japanese karate, and who founded Shotokan.


Students at Kenseikan Karate develop essential skills to help them in everyday life such as:

  • Self Defence
  • Self Esteem
  • Self Confidence
  • Fitness
  • Respect
  • Discipline

Kenseikan Karate welcome all students and offer classes for children, teens and adults. Please contact us for a free trial class.

We also hold various seminars and courses throughout the year. These include:

  • Kids’ Holiday Programs
  • Women’s Self Defence
  • Meditation
  • Kata Seminars & Bunkai Explanations

Cranbourne Dojo

St John’s Community Hall

27 Childers Road, Cranbourne

Classes: Monday and Wednesday

Mt Eliza Dojo

Kunyung Primary School

Kunyung Rd, Mt Eliza

Classes: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday


For further information, contact Peter on 0490 103 612


Kenseikan Karate-Do are proud supporters of The Big Freeze Festival. Check out the timetable for session times.