Grant Bannister

Grant Bannister

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Specialization/s: Martial arts coach,

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


Grant Banister is Founder and Chief Instructor of Bukido Karate.

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. Shidoshi Grant has spent most of his adult life teaching karate for the benefit of his students of which many have gone on to earn their own successes in Australia and Internationally.

Shidoshi Grant Bannister is responsible for changing the lives of hundreds, if not thousands of students through his heartful and articulate approach to martial arts. Grant believes in the profound effect that a well balance martial arts program has on the community when taught correctly.

Shidoshi Grant Bannister has spent most of his career fefining what he considers to be his most important students, children! Grant knows that when when a child learns the value of respect for others, and committing to healthy practices early in life, their lives will be on track early and the best possible life changes are in motion.

As a master of the traditional aspects of Karate and Kobudo (weapons) Shidoshi Grant bannister is able to deliver the best martial arts training around and possibly the best childrens program in the industry.

Bukido Karate is located in Lilydale, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Awards & Certifications

Shidoshi Rank - 8th Dan | 2009-03-20

Diploma Sport Coaching (Martial Arts) | 2005-04-20

Certificate IV in Training and Assessment | 2006-08-20

Work Experience

Bukido Karate | Senior Coach

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  • I have known Sensei Grant Bannister for over 20 years. my first meeting with Grant was to assist him in helping his students undertake traineeships that would ultimately lead to Government Recognised Qualifications. Grant demonstrated to me right from the start that his life work is about helpin the members of his organisation to achieve the best life possible, inside and outside his dojo. His committment to his students is second to none, and i know if I lived in his area and was looking for a martial arts school it would be the Bukido Karate of Grant bannister that i would choose!

    Barry Johnston on Apr:2021

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Lilydale, VIC, Australia Australia

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