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Deena Naidu

Karate Coach
Castle Hill, NSW


Trained under Gogen Yamaguchi Sensei head founder of Goju kai since 1975 and graduated out of his college in 1976 and is the 6th in the world to graduate out of his college. Presently 8th Dan Hanshi. Trained under Seikichi Toguchi Sensei Okinawa master who was the direct student of Miyage Chojun Sensei, founder of Goju Ryu. As a student of the college, studied Shotokan, Shitoryu, Okinawa Goju Ryu and Kubudo. I became the 6th Graduate of the college and having 32 people participate in then teaching course for the College diploma. I also have a diploma in Sports and Recreation. I have created a KarateCare program teaching Education in Human Values and a SMART defence program created for those of any age to defend themselves that is unmatched. I taught the Australian Army for two years and taught many private and public schools self defence and karate from 1982. I have trained actors in a "Hollywood"movie and took a part in its action. I ran seminars of Karate throughout Africa and South Africa, India, Japan and Singapore. Addressed over three thousand Japanese in one sitting showing the fundamentals of karate and the importance of Human values in its teachings. I gave physical demonstrations on karate as well as how the mind works with learning.


Deena Naidu was recommended by 3 real people, verified by Coach Check:

"I can highly recommend Hanshi Deena Naidu as a coach and philosopher of traditional Karate-do. Hanshi Naidu is one of the rare individuals on this planet that has gained his knowledge from the source of Goju Karate Do, and that is with Grandmaster Gogen Yamaguchi. If you seek training in Karate in its purest form than I can highly recommend Hanshi Deena Naidu as being one of the industry's greatest."
Barry Johnston (Verified mobile phone number and email address, recommended in Sep 2018)
"Hanshi Deena Naidu is an outstanding martial arts practitioner and teacher. I have been a student of his for several years and have the utmost respect for his teachings and know that other students also share my thoughts. I recommend him as a teacher, coach and friend."
Jon McArthur (Verified mobile phone number and email address, recommended in Oct 2017)
"I have know Hanshi Deena Naidu for close to 15 years. Hanshi Naidu is the real deal when it comes to traditional karate teaching, Hanshi is a direct student of the late Gogen Yamaguchi (founder of the Goju Kai Karate Association) and "carrying the torch" for Gogen Sensei is and always will be his main life ambition. Hanshi Deena Naidu is consequentially a strict traditionalist when it comes to Karate teaching, his skills and ability have been tempered and honed in the roughest districts of South Africa and now here in Australia he is recognized as one of the major sources of martial arts wisdom and philosophy. Hanshi is a certainly the conduit for karate-do in its purest form. I have known many karate teachers, but Hanshi naidu is in a league of his own. I highly recommend Hanshi Deena Naidu as a karate teacher, mentor and philosopher and encourage anyone who is interested in learning from a true master teacher to get in touch and begin your journey today."
Barry Johnston (Verified mobile phone number and email address, recommended in Oct 2017)

Awards & Certifications

Graduate of Japan karatedo College - Tokyo | 1970-01-01
First aid | 2008-03-08
Hanshi | 2017-02-02
Australian Of The Year - Normination | 2003-01-12
Japanese -Okinawan Lineage | 1970-01-01
Diploma - Sports and Recreation | 2005-12-05
Sport Coaching | 1970-01-01
Training and Assessment-Certificate 4 | 2001-01-09
Combat Pistol Instructor | 1975-11-05
Sports Coash | 2004-11-04


Hanshi | Goshin kan

Work Experience

Hanshi | Goshin Kan
Consultant | North West Disability Services
Karate Teacher | Australian Army
Head Teacher | Goshin Kan