Hugh Doherty

Hugh Doherty

Coaching Category:

Specialization/s: Martial arts coach, Sports Coach, Fitness Coach,

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


Hugh Doherty is a 7th Dan Black Belt in Ju Jitsu and holds black belts in a variety of other systems.

Shihan Hugh and his wife Elizabeth own and operates Qi (Chi) Martial Arts and Fitness Gym in Bayside Melbourne. Qi Martial Arts and Fitness is a beautifully presented traditional style dojo that offers various forms of martial arts as well as other health and fitness services including weight training and massage.

Hugh is a pioneer of Martial Arts in Australia having travelled yearly for the past 20 years to expand his knowledge into the various martial art systems. The training he received was right from the source; Jujitsu, karate, Sword and Filipino Martial Arts of Escrima were all styles that make up the range of disciplines that he teaches. Hugh became National Representative of 4 of these disciplines ensuring himself a place as one of the original multi style masters.

As well as a life-long commitment to martial arts, Hugh Doherty has been an advocate for ongoing professional development. Training undertaken and completed includes but not limited to Diploma in Fitness, Diploma in Sports Coaching, Diploma in Sport Development, Level 3 Sports Coach, Instructor Trainer in Scuba (NAUI,) undergraduate and post graduate qualifications in Health and a certified OHS professional by AIHS.
Its easy to see that Hugh Doherty doesn’t just talk the talk, he walks the walk and is an industry leader dedicated to the continuance of tradition and integrity in the systems he dedicates himself.

Hugh Doherty and his wife Liz are committed to serving the local community by providing the best martial arts program around. School groups, women’s self-defence, fitness, kickboxing, jujitsu and karate, cover just about every sector which is an indicator of the knowledge and expertise held within the facility.

Awards & Certifications

Graduate Diploma Occupational Hazard Management | 10/12/2010

7th Degree Kyoshi Myo Shin Ryu | 10/07/2009

Black belt - Koryu, Shinden Ryu Ju Jutsu of Japan | 2013-08-09

Australian Director of Dai Nippon Iaido Kyokai – Soke Atushi Shimojo. | 2008-08-09

Kru - Muay Thai, Pramote Hoimook- Nongkee. Thailand | 2004-05-01

Leithway Saya–Win Zinoo. Rangoon.Burma | 2004-08-09

President of the Australian Filipino Combat Arts Federation Incorporated | 2008-06-08

professional MMA referee and consultant for Victorian and West Australian governments in combat sports. | 2008-08-09

Work Experience

QI Martial Fitness | Instructor trainer

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Melbourne, VIC, Australia Australia

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