Shayne Findlay

Shayne Findlay

Coaching Category: Fitness

Specialization(s): Body Building, Functional Fitness


Sensei Shayne Findlay, the esteemed Chief Instructor of Senshido Martial Arts, is a highly accomplished martial artist with expertise across multiple styles. As a dedicated Black Belt practitioner, he has extensively trained in Senshido, Karate, Kenpo, Muay Thai, Boxing, Judo, Jiu Jitsu, Hapkido, Taekwondo, Aikido, Kobujutsu, and Kendo. Sensei Shayne holds impressive Black Belt certifications, including a 2nd Dan Black Belt in Senshido, a 2nd Dan Black Belt in Karate, and a 1st Dan Black Belt in Freestyle Martial Arts.

With over 28 years of experience in the martial arts industry, Sensei Shayne is also the Founder and Group CEO of Senshido Australia Group, overseeing three companies: Senshido Martial Arts, SenshiTac Combatives (Senshido Tactical), and Senshido Training & Consulting. His journey in martial arts began at the age of nine under the guidance of Renshi Glenn Rushton. At ten years old, Shihan David Reid took him as his Uchideshi, shaping his martial arts path. In 2004, Sensei Shayne established his first Dojo on the Gold Coast, driven by a desire to expand and share his knowledge.

Outside of martial arts, Sensei Shayne possesses a wealth of experience in security and personal protection. He has provided training and consultation services internationally to various security organisations and registered training institutions. With extensive security and risk management expertise, he has worked as an instructor, educator, and security operator. His professional profile includes major event security, armed protection, investigations, surveillance, crowd control, and close personal protection for high-profile celebrities and clientele.

Sensei Shayne's extensive knowledge extends to being a Security Instructor and Firearms & Defensive Tactics Instructor. In 2018, he was directly contracted by GOLDOC, one of only eight industry experts in Australia, to train security personnel for the Commonwealth Games. Additionally, Sensei Shayne conducts seminars and workshops covering topics such as Specialist Tactical Security, Close Quarter Combatives, Edged Weapons, Firearms & Defensive Tactics, and Self-defense/Self-protection. He is widely considered as one of the industry's best in teaching tactical combatives with real world application, execution, and strategy that is relevant in today's society.

Complementing his expertise in security and martial arts, Sensei Shayne is an internationally certified personal trainer and fitness trainer. He holds certifications with FISAF International and Fitness Australia, adding a holistic approach to his training methods.

As the Chief Instructor for Senshido Martial Arts, Sensei Shayne leads a highly skilled team of instructors with a shared passion for providing advanced martial arts instruction in a fun and safe environment. Their goal is to cultivate a culture of friendship, respect, and discipline while nurturing positive life skills in all Senshido students.

Awards & Certifications

2nd Dan Black Belt - Zen Do Kai Karate | 2005-11-20

2nd Dan Black Belt - Senshido Martial Arts | 2004-07-03

1st Dan Black Belt - Scorpion Integrated Freestyle Martial Arts | 2004-04-24

Work Experience

Senshido Martial Arts | Chief Instructor

SenshiTac Combatives (Senshido Tactical) | Security & Firearms Instructor

Senshido Training & Consulting | Lead Trainer & Assessor

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Gold Coast, Queensland, AU

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