Hakan is a 6th Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo and a multiple time World Martial Arts Champion. He has been training in the Martial Arts for Over 25 years. He was a former member of the Australian Taekwondo Team who travelled the World Competing and is a 3 time National Taekwondo Sparring Champion. Hakan was invited to the USA to complete a 5 Volume Martial Arts Instructional DVD Series titled “Modern & Creative Kicks” produced by Century Martial Arts (The Worlds Largest Martial Arts Supply Company). Hakan is an inductee into the ISKA Martial Arts Hall Of Fame. He is a Master Instructor/Managing Director at the Australian Martial Arts Academy which was founded by his father Ridvan Manav in 1982. The Academy has won the Global Top Single Martial Arts School in the World Award by the EFC for the Fourth Consecutive year. Hakan conducts Seminars, Camps and Private Tuition. Hakan is a University graduate with a Degree in a Bachelor of Commerce double majoring in Finance and Management, from the University of Sydney. Upon finishing his HSC (Higher School Certificate) Hakan received an ATAR score of 99.25. Hakan is a Martial Artist, Instructor, Studio Manager and Lead Performer/Choreographer of the X-Treme Team. After his Role in the Film Dying Ice (New York City International Film Festival/ HollyShorts Film Festival in Hollywood) and success on the hit TV series Australias Got Talent, Hakan has gone on to take part in a number of Film, TV, Commercial, Corporate and Modelling Productions. Playing the role of a Gladiator in the multi million dollar stadium sized production Ben Hur, narrated by Russell Crowe. Hakan has also Performed in a Live Stage Production in Dubai Performing Multiple shows spanning over 5 weeks. He is trained under the Meisner Acting Technique. He is the founder of the “X-Treme Team” which is a Performance based Martial Arts team that have reached the finals of Australias Got Talent (Channel 7), Performed on other TV Programs such as the; Morning show with Kerri-Anne (Channel 9) on two separate occasions, Saturday Disney (Channel 7) also on two occasions, Weekend Sunrise (Channel 7). The team have also been invited to perform exclusively in Abu Dhabi for the Sheikh. Hakan has also Performed on The X-Factor (Channel 7). Hakan’s focus is to continually innovate the systems and teaching methods at AMA in order to provide world class Martial Arts tuition to its members. Travelling the world, training in different styles, Hakan brings a wealth of knowledge to the AMA Instructing team.
Shihan Marcus Hinschberger is a renown karate champion who is a career martial artiist, teaching traditional Shotokan Karate from his dojo in Sacramento California. Shihan Marcus is an industry leader who offers training and professional development training to many other martial arts coaches around the world. His passion for delivering high quality curriculum is evident in his own school. Students of his organisation can rest assured that they are in good hands, and know that their training is guaranteed to amount to something substantial in life.
Jamie Moore is a 9th Degree Black Belt (Grand Master) in Taekwondo GM Moore has been training dedicated and loyal students now for over 35 years. His attention to detail and concern for his students of all ages has endeared him to the public as a person of trust and integrity. GM Moore has travelled the globe to enrich his skills and is recognised at the highest level by his peers and international senior figures in the art of Taekwondo.
Master Bren Foster is an extremely talented and dynamic 7th Dan Taekwondo Master and is a black belt in BJJ with over 30 years experience in the Martial Arts industry. Master Bren began Tae Kwon Do at the age of 6 and currently holds a 7th dan Back Belt in Taekwondo, 1st dan Black Belt in Hapkido and 1st dan Black belt in Hwarang-do. He has also studied Thai Boxing, Brazilian Jiujitsu, freestyle wrestling and knife fighting. Master Bren has won over 150 first place medals and has competitively fought in over 200 matches ranging from Taekwondo, Kickboxing and full contact Karate. Master Bren also uses his talents to entertain audiences with his unique style of board breaking and acrobatic martial arts in his many roles in fight science programs. He is one of the most in demand martial arts performers earning himself magazine headlines such as “Superkicker” and “Australia’s most electrifying martial artist”. Bren has also won the Australian Martial Arts Spectacular on numerous occasions – a professional event where Australia’s Elite Martial Artists congregate to demonstrate their skill in competition. Among his other achievements is his induction into Blitz Magazine’s Hall of Fame and his win in the Australian bodybuilding championships earlier in his career.
Dan Flint is a 9th Dan in taekwondo. Dan runs his own full time martial arts centre and has been teaching the art of Taekwondo for over 40 years. As chief instructor to many thousands of students in his network, Dan is held in very high regard amongst all his peers and students alike. Dan Flint runs a martial arts family with both daughters and son training and working in his centre. As a caring and innovative coach, Dan Flint continues to churn out champions as he has done year in year out for many years.
Hanshi "Tino" Ceberano is well-known in Australia as the father of traditional karate-do. As a direct student of the late Gogen Yamaguchi (Goju Kai Karate), it was Hanshi Ceberano who was appointed by Gogen Sensei to introduce the style into Australia in a time when little was known in the country of the art of Karate. As Australia's chief representative and leader of the system, Hanshi Ceberano took the style from nothing to a main powerhouse in the industry. It would be fair to say that the DNA of any karate exponent in Australia can be traced back to Hanshi Ceberano. In addition to being the most qualified source of knowledge in the Goju Kai system in Australia, Hanshi Ceberano is also a master Coach (Guro) in the highly effective Filipino martial art of Kalis/Arnis. Hanshi Ceberano's knowledge is vast and his ability as a coach, teacher and mentor is second to none. In 2019 Hanshi Ceberano was investured with the order of Australia medal, for his work in the martial arts industry. Hanshi Ceberano is a 9th degree black belt and holds a Diploma of Sports Coaching for Martial Arts.