Paul Veldman

Paul Veldman

Coaching Category: Fitness

Specialization(s): Body Building, Functional Fitness


Shihan Paul is a committed full-time instructor who is also the motivation behind the successful martial arts chain of schools, Kando Martial Arts. He believes that the focus, camaraderie, and personal growth fostered in a well-balanced martial arts program have the potential to change lives for the better. This belief stems from his experience as a career senior ranking police officer, where he witnessed the consequences of misguided youth and lack of structure in people's lives. Shihan Paul insists that martial arts can make a significant difference in today's society.

In addition to his expertise in Karate, Shihan Paul has achieved ranking in Kickboxing, boxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Floro Fighting Systems, and Kinetic Fighting. This diverse background allows him to create an inclusive program that provides maximum benefit for a wide range of individuals.

During his 17 years as a member of Victoria Police, Shihan Paul served in various roles, including operational general duties member, member of the Force Response Unit, and Police Instructor. He specialized in Firearms, Defensive Tactics, Conflict Management, and Forced Building Entry, and also conducted research and development into Police Tactics and Training, Forced Building Entry, Siege and Hostage Negotiation, and Close Personal Protection.

Shihan Paul's mission is to share his high-quality martial arts program with as many people as possible and contribute positively to the people of Melbourne.

Awards & Certifications

6th Dan Black Belt in Karate | 2019-11-10

Work Experience

Victoria Police | officer

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Contact details

Hughesdale, Roweville, Highett, Blackburn South, Ashburton, Knox, Melbourne, Victoria, AU

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