Shayne Findlay

Shayne Findlay

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Specialization/s: Martial arts coach, Karate, Self Defence

This coach is approved to work with Children and Vulnerable people.


Sensei Shayne Findlay is the Chief Instructor for Senshido Martial Arts. He is highly qualified as an experienced Black Belt across multiple styles of martial arts and has trained extensively in Senshido, Karate, Kenpo, Muay Thai, Boxing, Judo, Jiu Jitsu, Hapkido, Taekwondo, Aikido, Kobujutsu and Kendo. Sensei Shayne currently holds the below Black Belt certifications: - 2nd Dan Black Belt - Senshido 2nd Dan Black Belt - Zendokai Karate 1st Dan Black Belt - Freestyle Martial Arts. Sensei Shayne has 26+ years of martial arts industry experience, and is the Founder and Group CEO of Senshido Australia Group which is the parent organisation for three of his companies; Senshido Martial Arts, SenshiTac Combatives (Senshido Tactical), and Senshido Training & Consulting. In 1996, at the age of nine (9) years old, Sensei Shayne began his martial arts journey under the direct instruction of Renshi Glenn Rushton before Shihan David Reid undertook him as his Uchideshi at the age of ten (10) years old. In 2004, after eight (8) years of training, having now completed his 1st Dan Black Belt, and with a desire to expand “The Way” in which he had been taught, Sensei Shayne launched his first Dojo in July 2004 based on the Gold Coast. Findlay's professional profile includes extensive security and personal protection experience, delivering training and consultation services on an international level to a number of security organisations and registered training organisations both as an instructor and educator and as a security operator. Findlay specialises in security & risk management and the continuation of studies in martial arts across a diverse range of styles, strategies and methodologies. Findlay is highly regarded as an industry expert in Security with 19+ years’ security service in Australia and Internationally. Findlay has an eclectic wealth of experience in the industry and has worked major events, security & risk management consulting, armed protection, investigations, surveillance, crowd control and close personal protection (bodyguard) for a variety of high profile celebrities and clientele. In addition to his security and martial arts experience, Findlay is an experienced Security Instructor and, Firearms & Defensive Tactics Instructor. He was directly contracted by GOLDOC in 2018 as one of only a small group of eight industry experts within Australia, tasked with training all guards, supervisors and managers of the security specific requirements and procedures for the Commonwealth Games here in Australia. Findlay facilitates a range of seminars/ workshops covering topics such as; Specialist Tactical Security, Close Quarter Combatives, Edged Weapons, Firearms & Defensive Tactics, and Self-defence/Self-protection and the difference between the two. He teaches martial arts and security risk management seminars to beginners, intermediate, advanced, and instructor levels, and is widely considered as one of the industry's best in teaching Tactical Combatives with real world application, execution, and strategy that is relevant in today's society. Complimenting his in-depth experience within the security and martial arts industries, Findlay is an internationally certified personal trainer and fitness trainer with FISAF International (The Federation of International Sports, Aerobics and Fitness), and Fitness Australia. Sensei Shayne is surrounded by a highly skilled, experienced team of Instructors and is incredibly passionate in leading his team as the Chief Instructor for Senshido Martial Arts. His goal, and that of his Instructor panel, is to provide highly advanced, quality martial arts instruction in an environment that is fun and safe. They seek to continuously develop and foster a culture of friendship, respect, and discipline that lays the foundation for and enhances the development of positive life skills in all Senshido students.

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Gold Coast, Queensland, AU

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