James Phillips

James Phillips

Coaching Category: Fitness

Specialization(s): Body Building, Functional Fitness


Jim Phillips, a distinguished figure in the martial arts world, stands as a true embodiment of Kyokushin Karate excellence. With a remarkable journey spanning over four and a half decades, Kyoshi Jim Phillips has not only attained the prestigious 6th Dan Black Belt in Kyokushin Karate but has also left an indelible mark as a mentor, instructor, and producer of top fighters and Black Belts in Australia.

His martial arts odyssey began in earnest in the early 1970s, and he swiftly rose through the ranks, demonstrating exceptional dedication and skill. Over the course of his illustrious career, Kyoshi Jim has imparted his profound knowledge and wisdom to countless students, shaping them into formidable fighters and dedicated martial artists. His legacy as a teacher is a testament to his commitment to the art and his desire to cultivate a new generation of martial artists.

In addition to his expertise in Kyokushin Karate, Kyoshi Jim has expanded his horizons to include kickboxing and jujitsu instruction for the past decade. By doing so, he has opened doors for fighters to explore a broader spectrum of combat events, enriching their martial arts journeys.

A pivotal moment in Kyoshi Jim's career occurred in 1979 when he was chosen to represent Australia at the 2nd World Championships held in the birthplace of Kyokushin, Tokyo, Japan. His journey didn't end with the competition; instead, he chose to remain in Japan to immerse himself further in the art. Under the guidance of the founder and legendary figure, Sosai Mas Oyama, Shihan Jim trained rigorously at the main headquarters in Tokyo's Ikebukuro district. This immersive experience saw him training seven days a week, participating in three classes a day on a full-time basis.

His dedication to Kyokushin Karate culminated in several notable achievements, including three National titles and a remarkable feat as one of the first individuals in Australia to complete the grueling 50-man fight test in 1986. These accomplishments solidified Kyoshi Jim's reputation as an outstanding martial artist and a relentless practitioner.

Today, Kyoshi Jim continues his mission to share the art of Kyokushin Karate and its transformative power. He presides over his full-time school (Dojo) in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney, Australia, where he imparts not only the physical aspects of martial arts but also its philosophy and values. His teachings emphasize commitment, respect, and loyalty, instilling in his students the understanding that Karate is not just a form of combat but a way of life.

Kyokushin Karate, as taught by Shihan Jim Phillips, offers benefits for individuals of all ages, strengths, and backgrounds. His dedication to empowering his students to lead better lives extends beyond the training mats and into their everyday existence.

Located in the vibrant Mascot Square of Sydney, Australia, Shihan Jim Phillips' dojo, Power Karate, serves as a beacon of martial arts excellence. It is not just a place of physical training but a sanctuary where the spirit of Kyokushin Karate thrives, and the legacy of a true martial arts pioneer lives on. Kyoshi Jim Phillips continues to shape the future of martial arts, one student at a time, inspiring a better future and lifestyle through the profound art of Kyokushin Karate

Awards & Certifications

Diploma in Sport Coaching (Martial Arts) | 2009-09-23

7th Dan Black Belt | 2019-09-23

Work Experience

Power Karate | Director

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Mascot, NSW, AU

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