Robern McInnes is an 8th Dan Tai Shan graded Master Sifu Kancho (Sifu meaning teacher and Kancho meaning head of his Organisation) is well known around the world as a coach with hard training methodologies. To achieve the results he has with training world champions he had to be, fighters such as world champions Peter Aerts 3 times K1 champion, Stan The Man 5 times world champion, Pedro Rizzo UFC world champion, Yodsanan 3k the WBA 130lbs world boxing champion, Yodumlung the former WBA 122lbs world champion, Daniel Dawson ISKA world champion and K1 fighter, Albert Klaus K1 world champion, Chatchai Paiseetong 3 times Lumpinee world champion, The tank (Lort Tung, Sukmongkol Sitchuchork 5 time world champion, Rambo II the ISS Muay Thai Champion, Nick Kara, Judd Reid World Kumite Champion and many more, these are just to name a few. Sifu Kancho is one of the very few that has managed to understand and define the art of fighting using traditional methods, and have great success. As founder and chief of the World Kumite Organisation, he has achieved huge success in the promotion of world Karate. At a time when the originals of the world martial arts scene are passing and organisations splintering, Kancho Sifu McInnes realised his dream to bring the industry together by creating a world circuit, one of friendship and integrity. Today WKO provides martial artists from all styles and denominations to come together as friends to enjoy the spirit of play and advance their growth as individuals. His philosophy is that all fighting systems have the same base, it is how you evolve that base foundation that will result in success. His martial art system of Shorin Kempo is one of proficiency in street combat and full contact competition. As a person Robert McInnes has changed the lives of many martial artists and has provided a conduit by which they have been able to establish their own personal careers. As a communicator Robert McInnes has brought the world together in one commonality and that being martial arts. As a professional, he has shown the world where the true essence of martial arts is found, that is within oneself! The WKO (World Kumite Organisation) is the brainchild of SIFU Kancho McInnes and is an organisation that provides unprecedented opportunity for all of its members to grown regardless of social economic circumstances.
David Jacobs is a 6th Dan in Karate Shihan Dave Jacobs is a dojo operator and well known figure in the world of full conatct karate. Most of Shihan jacobs' adult life has been dedicated to the betterment of his community through the delivery of quality martial arts. Shihan David is also the Secretary of the Australian Branch of the WKO (Shinkyokushin) Karate organisation, one of the worlds most respected factions of full contact karate. A lifetime of dedication to his art, has seen many thousands of students benefit from his programs and he shows no signs of slowing down.
Dr. Reggie Cochran, PhD, DD, CPMA, DCH (Doctor of Clinical Hypnotherapy) is the project advisor / coordinator for Chuck Norris Enterprises and a business partner with Chuck & Gena Norris. Reggie is an internationally known Consultant, Coach, Speaker, Best Selling Author & Martial Arts Champion. Reg has co-authored books with Bill Gates, Donald Trump, Brian Tracy, Dr. Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, to name a few. The latest book he coauthored "Think and Grow Rich Today hit #1 Best Seller status on Amazon the first day it was released. This earned him the coveted Quilly Award and induction into the National Academy of Best Selling Authors. His personal clients read like an international who's who directory filled with actors, entertainers, athletes and business professionals. Reg is the Producer, Director & Co-host of two weekly world wide TV shows - The Christian Success Club (on the Daily Gospel Networ) and QUITPROOF with Tom Jones (The Now Network) Both CSC and QUITPROOF have additional mentoring programs and podcast to help you become more successful in all areas of your life. You can follow both online at www.christiansuccessclub.net and www.quitproof.net He is also the Founder of "The Mentors Club" which for the last 10+ years has been an online Success University filled with mentoring from some of the worlds greatest Mentors, Millionaires and Motivators. You can find out more about MC at www.MentorsClub.com Dr. Reg is an Independent Strategic Intervention Coach. Reggie received his Strategic Intervention Coach training from the prestigious Robbins-Madanes Center, founded by Tony Robbins and Cloe Madanes. Reg is also an Independent Certified Coach, Teacher and Speaker with The John Maxwell Team. When time allows, Reg is available for Keynote speaking at corporate, youth & mentoring events.
Hanshi Dave Kovar, the founder of Kovar Systems and Kovar’s Satori Academies, started his martial arts journey in 1972 as a teenager, following in the footsteps of his older brother, Tim. He began studying Kenpo Karate, training under Hanshi Bruce Juchnik and immediately fell in love with the martial arts. As he recalls, he was immediately hooked and still remembers the immediate confidence boost he felt after learning his first self-defense technique. Just 2 years later, at the ripe old age of 15, he began teaching. His martial arts journey was just beginning, but his student mindset would stay with him for the rest of his life. He has embraced the best of what all martial arts have to offer, and shortly after starting his training, he began seeking out new styles, disciplines, and training partners to compliment his growth as a martial artist. In 1974, Kovar started Japanese Jujitsu under Bob McKean. In 1975, he began Serrada Escrima with the Angel Cabelas Organization. He earned his first black belt - his 1st degree in Kenpo Karate - in May, 1977. He would come to earn black belts in 9 other styles over his training career, while continuing to advance in his love of Kenpo. Kovar loved to spar and compete. He competed in over 200 martial arts tournaments in forms and fighting from 1974-1989. Of those, he won first place over 90 times including 4 “grand champion” sparring titles and in 1982 he was rated “California Competitor of the Year.” In 1988 he won the United States Martial Arts Championships men’s heavyweight division in Reno, Nevada. But perhaps what most defines the martial arts career of Hanshi Dave Kovar is how he defines his priorities – his guiding compass through the years. As he has shared countless times with his team and those he meets, he considers himself a Martial Artist first, an Instructor second, and a Businessman third. It is through this prioritization of those different roles that has maintained his fire as a life-long student, always seeking to learn from others. Early-on, he sought out several pioneers and luminaries in the industry. He trained in Okinawan Kobudo with Shihan Mikio Nishiuchi, Serrada Escrima with George Santana, and Modern Arnis with Remy Presas. In the late 80’s Dave begin training Tae Kwon Do formally under Grand Master Jhoon Rhee, the father of American Tae Kwon Do. In the early 90’s Dave further branched his training to include Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Cesar and Ralph Gracie, Jeet Kune Do under Burt Richardson, Tai Chi under David Dernhardt, CDT and LRT under Tom Patiere. Over the years his list of instructors has only grown, and he continues to set the example of maintaining an “empty cup” with a persistent willingness to learn. His willingness to learn has meant, of course, that he is a wealth of martial arts information, and he has – quite literally – written the book on being a martial arts instructor. He oversees the operation of his eight Kovar’s Satori Academy schools, currently serving nearly 3000 students in the Sacramento area. Since he began teaching in 1978, he has had literally tens of thousands of students come through his doors, and has promoted over three thousand students to the rank of black belt and beyond. But his instructional skills extend well beyond Sacramento, CA. He is the lead instructor for the Martial Arts Industry Association and in 1992 earned “Instructor of the Year” from the U.S. Martial Arts Association. His love for teaching and developing others led him to sharing his teaching methods via seminars around the world on several continents and more recently online through The Satori Alliance, a martial arts association dedicated to raising the standard for Martial Arts Instructors through Instructor Certification and Ranking. Today, Hanshi Kovar is recognized worldwide as an innovator of best practices for ethical martial arts school operation. He believes strongly in doing business in a way that puts students and the martial arts first, in line with his guiding principles. He realized early on in his career as an instructor that to build a great team, defining and documenting his processes would be key to long-term success. And document he did! Dave Kovar has been a prolific author and has produced countless video, online, and written series on curriculum, teaching, business systems, and more. His methods have been shared through a long list of industry-organizations. He founded ProMAC, the Professional Martial Arts College to help share a deeper level of what he’s learned about running a successful martial arts business with school owners around the globe. In 2010, he was honored to be named the recipient of the Martial Arts Industry Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Clearly, his impact in the industry has been wide-felt though the last four decades. We hope this gives you a better understanding of Hanshi Dave Kovar, and what drives him. As part of his team, we are honored to be a piece of the legacy that he’s built, and love being able to help share his knowledge and formulas for success with martial arts instructors, school owners, and students around the world. If you would like to learn more about Hanshi Dave Kovar and how you can put his experience to use in your martial arts school, request an appointment today by clicking here and find out more about Kovar Systems.
Sinn Chew is a 6th Dan in Karate Sinn (Shihan) is an educator and martial arts instructor, held in high regard by all who know him. As the Chief instructor of the University of Queensland (UQ Karate Club), his influence and mentorship, has served many hundreds of students. Sinn commenced his martial arts journey in 1973. He trained in Shotokan Karate, KungFu and Kickboxing, only switching to Goju Ryu in1990. In 2004, he commenced cross-training in Judo and BJJ. His devotion to deepen his understanding in GojuRyu is matched only with a long standing commitment to demonstrate the essence of the style, and to bring about the very best in each and every student. His teaching optimises the body, strengthen the mind and encourage the fighting spirit. He is truly an inspiration to his students, or to any new or senior student interested and passionate about learning Karate, and keeping fit and conditioned, with self defense skills in mind. The mindset for developing Karate and life skills are parallel. Sinn is unique in that he continually tries to de-mystify the ancient martial arts, and to demonstrate the relationship between the traditional basics and modern fighting methodologies.
Mike Flanagan is a 7th Degree Black belt in Taekwondo. Mike is a well known and respected martial art figure, having a well established Taekwondo school - Flanagan Chugg Taekwondo, with his business partner Matthew Chugg. Mike is a much loved secondary school teacher but it is his work in changing the lives of so many students through Taekwondo that Mike is truly recognised. The expansion of their martial arts schools across Tasmania, the success in the popularity of their program and the heartfelt mission to run a world class program is what makes Mike Flanagan stand out from othe coaches.