Hamid Mostofizadeh

Hamid Mostofizadeh

Coaching Category: Fitness

Specialization(s): Body Building, Functional Fitness


Hamid Mostofizadeh is a 6thDan Black belt in Karate 

Renshi Hamid is the founder and President (Kancho) of the International Karate Daigaku Association Australia (IKD-Australia) Organization and recognised as Chairman and Chief Instructor of the IKD system in Australia. Renshi Hamid has been involved in Karate for most of his life, beginning his training in Karate at the age of 11 in Shiraz, Iran. Here he started his training in Shotokan and has since trained nationally and internationally with some of the most renowned martial arts teachers. He was graded to Shodan (1st Dan) by Master Keigo Abe (JKA) during his time in Iran. Later sensei Hamid was graded to Nidan (2nd Dan), Sandan (3rd Dan) and Yondan (4th Dan) by sensei Kagawa (JKS), to Godan (5th Dan) by sensei Alfonso Jiminez and to Rokudan (6th Dan) by Shuseki Shihan Frank Woon-A-Tai (IKD). IKD Gympie Honbu Dojo is the first independent IKD Club in Australia that from 1st of April 2017 on has direct affiliation with the International Karate Daigaku (IKD) in Canada. International Karate Daigaku Association Australia (IKD-Australia) provides traditional karate training (non for profit) for the community and its families. 

Sensei Hamid understands that karate is healthy for everyone and every age group. It improves people self-confidence, spirit, focus, concentration and physical health and is ideal for learning self-defence. Sensei has a mission to involve more people and children in sports/ self-defence. IKD-Australia is also a member of the Australian Karate Federation (AKF), Queensland Karate Association (QKA), World Karate Federation (WKF) and Oceania Karate Federation (O.K.F) which enables us to compete on state, national and international level in conjunction with our traditional art. Renshi Hamid is true to the original practice of the karate taught by Gichin Funakoshi, the Father of Modern Karate. Classes at the IKD-Australia headquarters are designed specifically for all age groups, from beginners to advanced, junior to senior. The minimum age at his dojo is 5 years and there is no maximum age. 

People who train regularly in karate develop improved motor skills, balance, self-awareness, confidence, self-defence and above all a great level of fitness. Karate training is widely known as the best form of all-round fitness. All dojo instructors are fully trained in the latest training methods, and use using correct bio-mechanical principles to ensure a safe training regime. Sensei Hamid is committed to his hometown community of Gympie and takes pride in the fact that he has, and will continue to change the lives of many thousands of students for the better. The physical and mental aspects of karate are extremely valuable in any community and Sensei Hamid, promises to deliver the best program around.

Awards & Certifications

6th Dan Black Belt | 2020-08-09

Judge B, Instructor B & Examiner B license | 2017-11-05

AKF NCAS Gold Coach | 2016-11-19

Karate Queensland Coach | 2021-09-09

Karate Queensland Coach | 2021-09-09

Active After School Care and Community Coach with the Australian Government | 2009-02-08

Active After School Care and Community Coach with the Australian Government | 2009-02-08

Blue Card holder for child related employment | 2019-09-09

Level II First Aid | 2022-02-23

Work Experience

IKD Australia | Chairman & Chief Instructor of

University Berlin | Sport Coach

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Gympie, Queensland, AU

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