Matt Constable

Matt Constable

Coaching Category: Fitness

Specialization(s): Body Building, Functional Fitness


Matt Constable is a 3rd Dan karateka, a martial artist whose journey began over three decades ago. With a passion for various styles of Karate, Sensei Matt has honed his skills to reach an exceptional level of proficiency, encompassing both the physical and psychological aspects of martial arts. His presence at the esteemed Teshinkai dojo in Bendigo is not just as a respected teacher but as an invaluable pillar of the Teshinkai Academy.

Sensei Matt's expertise extends beyond the confines of a single martial art. His experience in American freestyle karate and Filipino martial arts has made him a well-rounded martial artist, yet his true mastery shines on the karate dojo floor, where he imparts profound insights into his chosen style to eager learners.

In addition to his martial arts prowess, Sensei Matt possesses postgraduate qualifications in Psychology and Sports Physiology. These qualifications have significantly contributed to his multifaceted involvement in the world of martial arts. While his karate journey has undoubtedly influenced his interest in psychology and physiology, it is equally accurate to assert that his extensive studies in these fields have elevated him into the respected and beloved coach he is today.

Sensei Matt's passion transcends martial arts as he is also a dedicated cricket coach, administrator, and researcher. Holding accreditation as a Cricket Australia Level 2 coach, he stands out as a versatile and highly sought-after mentor. Currently, he thrives as a self-employed Exercise Physiologist and dedicates his spare time to pursuing a PhD at La Trobe University. His research focuses on the intricate biomechanics and injury aspects of cricket fast bowling.

In all of his roles, Sensei Matt adheres to a simple coaching philosophy: to empower individuals to achieve their fullest potential, regardless of their aspirations. His unwavering commitment to this philosophy, combined with his wealth of knowledge and experience, makes him an indispensable asset to the realms of martial arts, cricket coaching, and academia. Matt Constable is a true embodiment of dedication, excellence, and a relentless pursuit of personal and professional growth.

Awards & Certifications

3rd dan Black Belt Karate | 2012-12-02

Diploma in Sport Coaching (Martial Arts) | 2008-06-23

Postgraduate qualifications in Psychology and Sports Physiology | 2012-03-23

Work Experience

Bendigo Mixed Martial Arts Academy | Senior Coach

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Bendigo, VIC, AU

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