Gavin Samin

Gavin Samin

Coaching Category: Fitness

Specialization(s): Body Building, Functional Fitness


Shihan Gavin Samin, a highly esteemed martial artist, boasts a remarkable martial arts journey that has led him to a position of great influence and leadership within the GKR Karate community. With a 6th Dan black belt in Karate, he is not only a symbol of excellence but also a driving force behind the organization's growth and development. As GKR Karate's Assistant Chief Instructor and International Vice President, Shihan Gavin plays a pivotal role in shaping the future of karate training and management standards on a global scale.

Gavin's love for martial arts ignited during his teenage years when he delved into the world of Chinese Martial Art, Hsing-I. His passion for martial arts only grew stronger after high school when he began training in Shotokan Karate. However, it was in 1992 that he discovered GKR Karate, a pivotal moment that set the course for the rest of his martial arts journey.

Since then, Gavin Samin has become an integral part of the GKR Karate organization, contributing his expertise, dedication, and unwavering commitment. In 2004, he assumed the role of GKR Karate's International Vice President, taking on the responsibility of advancing both the quality of karate training and the management standards across the globe. His journey through the ranks led him to achieve a 6th Dan black belt, a testament to his mastery of the art, and in 2018, he was honored with the title of Shihan, signifying his status as a revered martial arts teacher.

Gavin's influence extends beyond the training floor, as he has played a significant role in the creation of GKR's teaching and refereeing manuals, as well as the development of various class formats and children's programs. His dedication is also evident in his role as the chief coordinator and Tournament Director of several GKR Karate World Cups, attracting thousands of competitors from all corners of the world.

Shihan Gavin Samin is a true martial arts polymath, possessing exceptional knowledge and proficiency in a wide array of disciplines. Whether it's kata, kumite, kick training, close-quarter combat, strikes, defense, or attack techniques, his expertise is unparalleled. What sets him apart is his ability to convey this knowledge in an engaging and easily digestible manner, captivating and educating students worldwide.

Currently residing in Queensland, Australia, Shihan Gavin continues to travel extensively, spreading the legacy of GKR Karate. His seminars, training camps, and Black Belt gradings are renowned for their quality and impact, drawing martial artists from across Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.

Above all, Shihan Gavin Samin is a martial artist on a mission. His dedication to ensuring the highest possible standards in training and his unwavering commitment to sharing the profound benefits of Karate with all individuals have earned him the respect and admiration of GKR students and martial arts enthusiasts worldwide. As a leader and a mentor, his influence goes beyond the dojo, leaving an indelible mark on the martial arts industry.

Awards & Certifications

6th Dan Black Belt | 2014-01-03

Work Experience

GKR Karate | Vice President

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Brisbane, Queensland, AU

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