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Philip Hughes

Karate Coach
Spring Gully, Victoria


I first began my journey with Martial Arts in 1991 with The Te Shin Kai Karate Do organisation under Shihan Barry Johnston’s expert instruction. After my first lesson I knew that I had found the path in which I would follow, also that I would be involved in Martial Arts for the rest of my life. I had the honour of assisting with the training of secondary school students in the ACSD Skills for Life program which I believe is as an integral part of students development and is also considered this way by schools particularly for at risk students. Martial Arts has personally given me physical conditioning, self-control, more energy, better concentration, weight control, inner peace, honour, a great mental attitude, perseverance and humility. Teaching is very rewarding to me as I believe in the students and I also enjoy watching the continual improvement of my students, I love helping people achieve their goals. The smile on their face when the penny drops after I help them work out something that they have been struggling with is very rewarding to me. I have a strong passion for the Martial Arts and I am very proud and appreciative that I have been able to train with my own children for many years. Which has encouraged them to lead better lives through the key values of the Martial Arts, setting good role models for others.


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Awards & Certifications

1st Dan Grading Certificate / 14 Dec 2014 | 1970-01-01


HLTAID003 Provide First Aid | Access Skills Training
PRS30103 Certificate III in Security Operations | International Collage of Kenshusei
SFR30206 Certificate III in Fitness | Australian College of Sports Development
SRS50206 Diploma of Sport Coaching (Specialisation: Martial Arts) | Australian College of Sports Development
SRS50506 Diploma of Sport Development | Australian College of Sports Development

Work Experience

Assisting Trainer and Assessor/Martial Arts Instructor/VET in Schools Program Coordinator | Australian College of Sports Development
Martial Arts Instructor | Te Shin Kai Karate / Fit Republic
Tactical Options Instructor | Department of Justice
Baton Instructor | Department of Justice
Oleoresin Capsicum Spray Instructor | Department of Justice