Alex Kastamonitis

Alex Kastamonitis

Coaching Category: Fitness

Specialization(s): Body Building, Functional Fitness


Master of Karate | Functional Self Defense Coach | Martial Arts Visionary

Step into the world of martial arts, and you'll encounter a towering figure known as Alex Kastamonitis—a 6th Dan in Karate and a beacon of functional self-defense expertise. Shihan Alex's journey began over 40 years ago in Melbourne, a testament to his enduring passion and relentless pursuit of martial excellence. With an impact spanning generations, his legacy is etched not only in the dojo but in the lives of countless students who have walked the path of traditional Karate under his guidance.

As a young man, Shihan Alex embarked on a journey that would shape not only his life but the lives of those he would go on to teach. Over the course of his illustrious career, he has imparted his knowledge and wisdom to hundreds of students, leaving an indelible mark on their personal growth and development. Through the study of traditional Karate, Shihan Alex has empowered his students to transcend physical boundaries and discover the strength within.

Beyond the dojo, Shihan Alex's expertise extends to the realm of security—a testament to his holistic approach to martial arts. His role as the owner of a security company has provided him with unique insights into the practical applications of the styles he teaches. This real-world understanding ensures that the techniques he imparts are not just effective on the mat, but also in the unpredictability of everyday life. It's this seamless fusion of theory and reality that has earned him the respect and admiration of peers and students alike.

At the helm of Yoshin, Shihan Alex serves as the head coach, steering the ship of martial education with a seasoned hand. His journey as both a fighter and instructor infuses his teachings with a depth of understanding that goes beyond physical movements. Drawing from his vast well of knowledge, he delivers a no-nonsense approach to martial arts—one that encompasses both the physical and philosophical dimensions.

Shihan Alex's journey transcends geographical borders, reflecting his international experiences as both a fighter and a coach. These encounters have broadened his horizons and fortified his abilities, enabling him to develop the Yoshin Style of Karate—a testament to his commitment to innovation and growth. This unique style is a testament to his ability to integrate traditional principles with contemporary insights, enriching the martial arts landscape with his contribution.

However, Shihan Alex's influence extends beyond technique and style. His role as a functional self-defense coach signifies his dedication to empowering individuals with skills that transcend the mat. His teachings equip his students not just with physical prowess, but with the confidence and awareness needed to navigate the challenges of life.

In the grand tapestry of martial arts, Alex Kastamonitis stands as a foundational thread—one that binds tradition, innovation, and practicality. His legacy is woven into the lives of his students, who he has guided toward strength, resilience, and self-discovery. As he continues to evolve his craft, Shihan Alex invites martial artists to join him on a journey that transcends time and space, enriching both their skills and their spirits.

Awards & Certifications

6th Dan Black Belt | 2012-02-02

Work Experience

Yoshin Martial Arts Academy | Director

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Preston, Victoria, AU

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