James Casey

James Casey

Coaching Category: Fitness

Specialization(s): Body Building, Functional Fitness


Shihan James Casey is a 7th Dan in Karate. 

As well-respected Australian martial artist who began his karate training in 1970 at the age of 18 under the late Frank Everitt. Shihan Casey supports a culture of hard training in his quest to develop exceptional fighters in the art and in life. He knows first hand the life changing effects that karate has on one’s life and is an example of his own teaching. Perseverance when life gets challenging and the spirit of never giving up has seen. Shihan Casey has created his own empire of followers locally and internationally.

Shihan James Casey is one of the first Australians to referee at a world championship. As a 5 time referee at the K1 Championships in Japan (at the time the worlds largest tournament circuit), it is clear to see how Shihan Casey is revered around the world. One of his many highlights was refereeing the Kakuda VS the late Andy Hug in an international bout in front of 20,000 screaming fans in Tokyo. Refereeing and training with some of the world’s best fighters has certainly influenced his path in martial arts. 

Shihan Casey was graded in the Seidokai Kan system and appointed Australian Chairman for Seidokai Kan Karate. In 1993 Jim Casey became Branch Chief for the Seidokaikan Karate Organisation and under the management of renown Japanese Kancho Kazuyoshi Ishii, Jim became a senior referee in the Karate World Cup and K1 Kickboxing Spectacular events in Japan. Today Kancho James Casey (7th Dan) teaches at the same dojo on the Gold Coast Highway in Burleigh Heads in Queensland. Many thousands of students have trained under Shihan Casey and been recipients of the benefits of his teaching in ways more than just being able to defend themselves. If you are privileged enough to train with Shihan James Casey, be prepared to become part of a family of spiritually connected brothers and sisters who will support you for life. 

Kenshinkan Budo Karate. KenshinKan has developed into one of Australia's most well-known martial arts styles. In Jim Casey’s words “I’ve learned over the years that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Osu

Awards & Certifications

7th Dan Black Belt | 2011-07-08

Work Experience

Kenshinkan Karate | Director

NAS (National All Styles) Competition Circuit | Director

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Contact details

Burleigh Heads, QLD, AU

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