Bill Johnson is a 6th Dan in Ju Jitsu Bill is the founder and director of the Kombat Academy in Maitland New South Wales and has been teaching Australia wide for over 35 years. Bill holds black belts or instructor credentials in Ninjutsu, Arnis, and Muay Thai. The skills acquired by Bill over his years of training has led him to be a sought-after instructor for sectors such as Military, Police and Security Industry. The Kombat Academy program incorporates a blend of traditional martial arts to ensure structure, and ethical practice together with Realistic Self Protection and Situational awareness which is often missing from “traditional only” martial arts schools. The Kombat Academy is popular with the Maitland locals because it not only offers professional, structured classes, it also provides camps and other special activities that enhance the students learning experience and prepares them for gradings in a relaxed and fun environment. All students are provided regular and consistent motivational activities that align with Bill Johnsons teaching style. Bill’s curriculum is designed to challenge its participants and create an environment of camaraderie amongst its practitioners where all work toward common goals and serve one another.
Tracey Aldridge is a martial arts coach, teaching Wing Chun Kung Fu and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Tracey has been involved in the martial arts industry for most of her adult life. Her pragmatic approach to training has encouraged many students of her school to both support and encourage her endeavors, knowing the good it has produced for many students in the North West Coast of Tasmania. Tracey has taken many years to achieve the skills and knowledge required to deliver a sound program and her approachable personality has made her one of Tasmania's most sought-after coaches. Throughout her years in the industry, Tracey has successfully coached and cornered 2 Australian MMA champions, with a perfect coaching record in Australian MMA title bouts.
Tamara Thompson is a 3rd Dan Black Belt in Karate. Sensei Tamara has been training karate for most of her adult life. First beginning in Kyokushinkai Karate in the 80's than continuing her journey with Teshinkai from 2005. Sensei Tamara is a State and National Champion in her competition category of kata and continues to be a role model for all up and coming competitors at Teshinkai karate. As a martial arts teacher Sensei Tamara has served hundreds of students, providing them a guiding hand to also achieve the fine points of traditional Karate. Sensei Tamara is recognised and highly respected for her commitment to the mental and spiritual aspects of Karate. Sensei believes that Karate is a lifelong journey and believes in the attitude of continuous improvement, no matter what live presents us. This attitude holds Sensei tamara in the highest esteem of those who know her.
Craig Robinson is a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Professor Craig Robinson is an Elite martial arts coach and educator within the Australian Qualifications . Craig has trained BJJ most of his adult life and has schools running in Benalla, Geelong in Victoria and Broome in Western Australia. As an educator Craig has spent many years training youth and adults to reach nationally recognized qualifications in a variety of subjects. As a martial arts coach Craig is able to apply the skills learned in the education industry, which ensures that no student is left behind. Hi personable approach to teaching and coaching make him a very sought after martial arts coach. Professor Craig Robinson believes in the importance of delivering well rounded martial arts skills that not only help students gain extraordinary results, but improve the lives of its practitioners for the better. As a successful martial art school operator Professor Craig Robinson welcomes new starters with the promise of individualized training, structured progress and positive results.
Saar is an Ex Second-Lieutenant in the Israeli Air Force, and a Krav Maga expert. Throughout his life, he has been doing martial arts: from judo and karate as a kid, to regularly practicing Krav Maga, boxing, muay thai, kick-boxing and other various full contact martial arts these days. Saar says, “After my first Krav Maga session in the army, I knew this is completely different than anything I’ve done before: it was easy to learn, yet amazingly aggressive. Simple solutions, to complicated situations. It was real, it was quick, it was efficient, it was deadly, and it was everything I felt a self defence system should be. Through my years of training and teaching Krav Maga, I developed a unique approach to self defence that binds together my years of experience of being an officer in the Israeli army, my experience working in security and VIP protection as a civilian, my training in full contact sports like boxing and kick boxing and, of course, my over 11 years of training, teaching and immersion in Krav Maga. My focus today is sharing that accumulated knowledge with the right people, with people who look to defend themselves and protect the people around them – I have a goal: as Imi, the founder of Krav Maga said, I want to create a world where “one can walk in peace”.”
Adrian Delia is a 6th Dan Black Belt in Karate. Kyoshi Adrian is the Chief Instructor of Northern Goju Karate with over 33 years of Goju karate experience 14 in Arnis (Filipino Stick Fighting) and 28 years teaching experience. He is an NCAS Level 1 Coach (Nationally Recognised Coach, Accredited by the AKF), and has his Level 2 First Aid. He is also recognised as a certified coach by the MAA (Martial Arts Australia). Kyoshi Adrian is praised for his high level of motivational, communication and technical skills in 'Karate', 'Arnis', and 'Ground Awareness', whilst creating a fun and exciting class environment for all to enjoy. Kyoshi Adrian has instructed many students to the prestigious Black Belt grade, and higher levels, and has also trained many State and National Champions. Kyoshi Adrian's aim is to pass on his karate knowledge and to continually help students progress effectively through their karate journey in a safe and enjoyable atmosphere, whilst offering excellent knowledge in self-defence strategies and techniques, and to motivate our students to aspire to greater accomplishments in both karate and in their everyday lives. "...the human body is weak and only through dedication, perseverance and hard work can we attempt to make it strong..."