Robert Waterson

Robert Waterson

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Specialization/s: Martial arts coach,

This coach is approved to work with Children and Vulnerable people.


Rob Waterson is a 4th Dan in Karate

Shihan Dai Rob or sensei as he is referred in the dojo has been studying Karate for over 25 years. A former school teacher, Rob is known by his peers as a strong and capable martial artist who know how to drive an energy filled class.

Shihan Dai Rob Waterson is highly respected as a martial artist and is especially at home as a teacher, where he enjoys helping others improve their skills. Shihan Dai Rob has the skills to be able to communicate with all of his students regardless of age or ability level and is able to draw out the best in everyone. Robs school teaching skills have enabled him to read his students and understand their needs, he also has the physical ability to lead by example and take his students from beginner to advanced in a short period of time.

Shihan Dai Rob Waterson is certainly not new to coaching, he has been a football caoch for many of his adult years following an impressive Australian Football career as a player.

Shihan Dai Rob is a valued member of the teaching staff at the Bendigo Mixed Martial Arts Academy and devotes his time to training and teaching others. Rob firmly believes that every student should and will feel better about themselves when they walk out of his classes than when they walked in - both physically and mentally.

Awards & Certifications

3rd Dan Black Belt / Te Shin Kai Karate | 06/23/2019

Bachelor of Science / University of Melbourne | 16/12/1978

Diploma in Education / University of Melbourne | 04/08/1979

AFL/VFL Level 1 & 2 Coach | 31/03/1985

Teacher Registration / Victorian Institute of Teachers | 14/01/2020

Pilots License | 10/08/1983

Work Experience

Education Department - Victoria | Classroom teacher, Sport Coordinator, Head of Department Maths & Information Technology

Swan Hill Football Club / Lalbert Football Club | Senior Coach - Australian Rules Football

Te Shin Kai Karate | Instructor (Casual)

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  • I have known Sensei Robert Waterson for over 20 years. Sensei Rob has always been a leader and a very confident coach, brought about by his skills in the Education Department and other sporting codes. Sensei Rob is at home at the front of the class passing on his skills to others and by following and passing on traditional karate principles. I highly recommend Sensei Robert Waterson as a coach and mentor!

    Frank McKinley on Apr:2021
  • I have know Robert Waterson for the past 30 years. Sensei Rob is an amazing asset to our Karate school and his contribution as a teacher is both highly professional and energetic. Sensei Rob has mentored and trained many dozens of students over the past 20 years and has become a favorite with many due to his friendly and personable approach to training. If you seek a coach who will guide you honestly and professionally with your martial arts or sports journey then I can highly recommend Sensei Rob.

    Barry Johnston on Oct:2021

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Junortoun, VIC, Australia Australia

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