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Paul Veldman is a 6th Dan Black Belt in Karate. Shihan Paul began training at the age of 13 in Freestyle Karate. He later started training in the traditional karate of Shukokai, achieving his black belt in 1995. Shihan Paul is a committed full time instructor who is also the motivation behind the successful martial arts chain of schools Kando Martial Arts. Shihan Paul believes that the focus, camaraderie, and personal growth that is fostered in a well balanced martial arts program has the potential to change lives for the better. Paul should know, because as a career senior ranking police officer up until 10 years ago, he has seen the result of misguided youth and lack of structure in peoples lives and insists that martial arts can make the difference that is greatly needed in today's society. Having also achieved ranking in Kickboxing, boxing, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Floro Fighting Systems and Kinetic Fighting, Shihan Paul is well qualified to create an inclusive program that provides maximum benefit for the maximum demographic. During his time as a member of Victoria Police for 17 years, he spent time as an operational general duties member, as a member of the Force Response Unit, and later as a Police Instructor and “Train the Trainer” in Firearms, Defensive Tactics, Conflict Management and Forced Building Entry. As part of these duties he would conduct research and development into Police Tactics and Training, Forced Building Entry, Siege and Hostage Negotiator, and Close Personal Protection Officer. Shihan Paul has a mission to share his quality martial arts program to as many people as possible and contribute in a positive way to the people of Melbourne.
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