Marco Mazzanti is a 6th Dan Black Belt in Karate. Sensei Marco has been involved in martial arts for most of his life, beginning his training in Judo at the age of 8 in Rome, Italy. His experience spans a number of martial arts including judo, karate, taekwondo, kickboxing and Brasilian jiu jitsu. Sensei Marco began his formal training in karate (Shukokai) under Sensei Alan Murdoch at the age of 14 and has since trained nationally and internationally with some of the most renowned martial arts teachers.
He was graded to Shodan (1st Dan) by Master Shigeru Kimura, to Nidan (2nd Dan) by Sensei Tommy Morris, Sandan (3rd Dan) by Shihan Max Fabris, Yondan to Rokudan by Sensei Tommy Morris. Also a passionate and committed student of Brasilian jiu jitsu, Sensei Marco was graded to black belt in BJJ by Peter deBeen in 2015. Sensei Marco, was one of Australia’s top competitors between 1989 and 2001, winning several Australian Karate Federation (A.K.F) National and Victorian titles as well as numerous non-contact, semi-contact and full-contact events in karate, kickboxing and Brasilian jiu jitsu. He was a prominent member and captain of the Australian Karate Team, winning both Oceania individual and teams gold in 1999, placed top 16 at the 1992 and 2000 World WKF Championship and placed 4th at the 2001 World Cup held in Akita, Japan.
In 2001 Sensei Marco retired from active competition to focus on the development of his students and the Kimekai organisation. He is the current Victorian AKF head sparring kumite coach as well as a senior AKF National senior coach. He also is the chair of the National Coaching Group. Sensei Marco continues to be strongly committed to developing the best karate and martial arts students in Australia. The Kimekai Group to which Marco is Director and Chief Instructor has built a reputation of quality and professionalism over the past 25 years. Kimekai's popularity has opened the demand for growth and now the organisation has grown to an impressive number of Dojo's located in Berwich Chelsea, Cheltenham, Highett in Melbourne Victoria and Hobart in Tasmania. Enquiries are welcome by contacting Kimekai.com.au.