Ziad Zakharia

Ziad Zakharia

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

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


Ziad Zakharia is a martial arts coach and exercise physiologist.

Ziad Zakharia, affectionately known as Zak, is the Vice Principal at the Frank Dando Sports Academy in Melbourne Victoria, Zak and the school featured on the program 60 minutes in 2012. The boys at the school are of age 10 to 17 who are highly intelligent but have failed in the mainstream schools due to bullying, violence, lack of confidence and show symptoms of AD/HD. Usually after two years of intensive education and training the boys can return to mainstream schools. Zak is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist and specialises in rehabilitation for musculoskeletal injuries, obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.

Zac has over 25 years’ experience in the fitness industry and over 15 years’ experience in teaching at schools and universities. Zak is also a member of staff and described as a great asset of the Australian Combat & Exercise (www.auscombatex.com).

As a martial artist As a martial artist Zak has over 35 years’ experience and has won several world titles under the International Sports Karate Association, in the areas of weaponry, free forms, and full contact fighting.

Awards & Certifications

Batchelor of Applied Science (Human Movement and Psychology). | 2000-06-09

Graduate Diploma Secondary Education | 2000-09-05

Accredited Exercise Physiologist - ESSA | 2009-03-03

4th Dan Black Belt - Karate - Zendokai | 1995-04-09

Work Experience

Frank Dando Sports Academy | Vice principle

Australian Combat & Exercise | Sports Physiologist

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Ashwood, , Victoria, Australia Australia

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