Specialization(s): Body Building, Functional Fitness
Grant Bannister, Founder and Chief Instructor of Bukido Karate, embarked on his martial arts journey in 1974 under the guidance of the San Chi Kai Karate group, led by the esteemed Shihan Mal Lomax. The title of "Shidoshi" he carries, signifying a stable and independent leader, is a testament to his unwavering commitment to martial arts.
Throughout his adult life, Shidoshi Grant has dedicated himself to imparting the art of karate to countless students, many of whom have achieved remarkable success both in Australia and on the international stage. His teaching style is marked by a profound sense of heart and an ability to convey martial arts principles with exceptional clarity.
Grant firmly believes in the transformative power of a well-balanced martial arts program when taught with precision and care. His career has been defined by a deep focus on his most cherished students – children. He understands that instilling values like respect for others and fostering healthy habits early in life can set children on a path to success and positive life changes.
As a master of traditional Karate and Kobudo (weapons), Shidoshi Grant Bannister delivers the pinnacle of martial arts training. His expertise extends to what is arguably one of the industry's finest children's programs. Located in Lilydale, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Bukido Karate stands as a beacon of martial arts excellence under his leadership.