Jim Phillips is a 6th Dan Black Belt Kyokushin Karate. Shihan Jim Phillips has been training and teaching kyokushin Karate for over 45 years producing many of Australia's top fighters and black Belts. In 1979, he was chosen to represent Australia at the 2nd world Championships held in Tokyo Japan. He later stayed on, in Japan training under the founder and legendary Sosai Mas Oyama. Shihan Jim trained full time at the main headquarter in Tokyo Ikebukuro 7 days a week 3 classes a day full time. He won and completed in many tournaments taking out 3 National titles and being one of the first people in Australia to complete the 50 man fight test in 1986. Shihan Jim now teaches at his full time school (Dojo) in Eastern Suburbs Sydney. He has dedicated his life and his teaching to training and mentoring new students that are looking for a better futyre and life style. Kyokushin has many benefits for the old and young, the strong and the weak, the meek and the mild. It's not just a karate but a way of life. Kyokushin everyday. Shihan Phillips heads the Power Karate Australia organisation and has trained many thousands of martial arts practitioners over the years earning him the respect and endearment of those who know him.
Michael Quin is an 8th Dan in Karate! Kyoshi Mike Quin established his martial arts school “Firestorm Martial Arts” in 1991 after many years of training in the Zen Do Kai karate System. The school has grown significantly over the years as providing consistent and high-quality martial arts to his community. The same spirit and enthusiasm that the Firestorm School was built on still exists today and this being evident in the strong and loyal following that the organisation is renown. Mike Quinn is a committed martial artist who is passionate about ensuring the quality of training provided over the past 30 years continues well into the future. Together with his team of black belt coaches he intends to continue to build a strong martial arts program that provides community benefits for years to come. In his own words' "I am committed to providing a supportive and challenging environment that acknowledges and caters to members capabilities and capacities and encourages members to seek out a greater self-concept and to hone potential!" Mike Quin
G. L. Inupa Uthsara Mendis is a 3nd Dan Black Belt in Karate! Sempai Inupa began training in Karate 2004. Originally a practitioner in the Enshin Karate system (International Sabaki Karate) and under the Seiken Karate do organisation. Sensei Inupa is currently assistant director of the Teshinkai International Karate-do organisation. Responsible for the development of Teshinkai in Sri Lanka. As a Karate competitor Sensei Inupa has won over 30 gold medals, 1 silver medal, and has represented his Nation in World Class events such as the International Open Kyoukushin Championships in Japan in year 2015. Specifically Sensei Inupa is has been the Sri Lanka National full contact karate Champion each year since 2010. Sensei Inupa is a martial artist concerned with the benefits that martial arts brings to communities, especially its children and their positive growth and development. Sensei Inupa has a mission to help his community and his nation through the teaching of quality, traditional martial arts.
Andrew Cheung is a Sifu (master) of Wing Chun Kung Fu. Sifu Cheung is a lifelong practitioner training under the tutelage of his father Grand Master William Cheung. Sifu Chief Instructor at Cheungs Wing Chun Academy and at his young age has delivered traditional Wing Chun training to thousands of practitioners in Australia and international. Sifu Andrew Cheung leads the next generation of Wing Chun training with strength, committment and dedication to this important and significant martial arts system.
Shidoshi Grant Bannister (shidoshi meaning, stable and independant leader) started his training in Martial Arts in 1974 under the San Chi Kai Karate group led by Shihan Mal Lomax. Shihan Grant has spent most of his adult life teaching karate for the benefit of his students of which many have gone on to their own successes in the field both national and international. It is said that Shidoshi Grant Bannister is responsible for changing the lives of hundreds, if not thousands of students through his caring and articulate approach to martial arts and its profound effect that it has on the community when taught correctly.
George Adams - Hanshi is an 8th Dan in Karate and Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. The founder of Budoshinkai Martial Arts has over 45 years experience in the martial arts and first made his mark on the industry as a fierce competitor in the Australia competition circuit. Many years of training has gone into what Budoshinkai Karate Jitsu is today. Based on traditional Karate, there are also other components that make up this martial art. George Adams is well respected amongst his peers in the martial arts industry as well as his local community. As a Sergeant in the NSW Police Force George understands too well the impact that a well structured martial arts program has for troubled youth and this is one of the reasons why George is such a passionate believer in the values and provided to all participants.