Gavin Samin

Gavin Samin

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Specialization/s: Martial arts coach

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


Shihan Gavin Samin is a 6th Dan in Karate. Shihan Gavin is GKR Karate’s Assistant Chief Instructor and International Vice President. Gavin started his Martial Arts training as a teenager in a Chinese Martial Art known as Hsing-I. After leaving high school he began training in a Shotokan school before finding GKR Karate in 1992. He has been an essential part of the GKR Karate organization ever since. In 2004, Gavin became GKR Karate’s International Vice President, assisting in the continuing development of both karate training and management standards worldwide. He currently holds the rank of 6th Dan black belt and was awarded the title of Shihan in 2018. Over the years, Gavin has been heavily involved in creating GKR’s teaching and refereeing manuals, as well as developing many of the class formats and children’s programs. He has also been the chief co-ordinator and Tournament Director of several GKR Karate World Cups, which attract between 1000 and 1500 competitors. Whether its kata, kumite, kick training, close quarter combat, strikes, defence or attack, he has outstanding knowledge and proficiency in each, and an ability to articulate his knowledge in an entertaining and easily digestible fashion. Gavin now resides in QLD, and continues to travel around Australia, New Zealand and the UK conducting seminars, training camps and Black Belt gradings. Gavin Samin Shihan is a martial artist committed to quality training and attaining the highest possible standards with all students. As a leader, his commitment and dedication to spreading the great benefits of Karate to all people has endeared him to GKR students, as well as many others in the martial arts industry.

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Brisbane, Queensland, AU

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