Lance McInnes

Lance McInnes

Coaching Category: Fitness

Specialization(s): Body Building, Functional Fitness


Lance is a revered martial artist, holding the prestigious rank of 7th Dan Black belt in Kyokushin Karate. As a Shihan, he stands as a beacon of wisdom and experience in the world of martial arts. Lance boasts an impressive legacy of over half a century dedicated to the art of Karate, making him one of Australia's most distinguished Kyokushinkai karate practitioners, particularly under the esteemed Hasegawa Kyokushin group.

Within the vast landscape of Karate, Shihan Lance has carved a niche for himself as an expert in weaponry, with a particular emphasis on his mastery of Bo and Kata skills. His prowess in these disciplines is legendary, setting him apart as a true virtuoso in the martial arts world.

Throughout his remarkable journey, Shihan Lance has unfailingly attended to the needs of Kyokushin practitioners, becoming an invaluable pillar of support within the community. His passion for Karate and his dedication to serving the local community serve as exemplars for all. His mentorship has left an indelible mark on the lives of thousands of students who have had the privilege of training under him, with many of them having gone on to establish their own dojos, a testament to his exceptional guidance.

Shihan Lance is more than a martial artist; he is a leader of unwavering strength and an embodiment of the core tenets of martial arts: spirit, commitment, and loyalty. His commitment to preserving the essence of Kyokushin style is unwavering. He is meticulous in ensuring that the techniques and philosophies espoused by Sosai Mas Oyama, the revered founder of the style, are not just remembered but are actively and authentically imparted to present and future generations.

In summary, Shihan Lance's legacy in the world of Kyokushin Karate is one of unparalleled dedication and mastery. His decades of training, teaching, and mentoring have not only elevated him to the highest ranks but have also enriched the lives of countless individuals. He stands as a true guardian of the Kyokushin tradition, ensuring that its rich heritage endures and thrives, perpetuating the legacy of Sosai Mas Oyama for generations to come.

Awards & Certifications

7th Dan Black belt in Kyokushin Karate | 2004-03-23

Work Experience

Australia's highest-ranking Kyokushinkai karate practitioner | Instructor

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Bendigo, VIC, AU

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