2018 Course Instructors

Over the years we have hosted many impressive instructors from around Australia and the world of karate, and in 2018 we will again be very proud to announce Sensei Wayne Otto OBE 5th Dan as our special international instructor. We're thrilled that he will be instructing on his 18th summer course in Australia. The progressive announcement of the instructors will be highlighted here and on the 2018 Summer Course Facebook page. The following instructors will be at the course and will be joined by others - we still have some updating to do here!

Sensei Tony Hails 7th Dan Ishinryu


Your course host and the founder of Ishinryu Karate in Australia. Current National Mentor Coach to the Fijian Karate Federation.

Former National & Technical coach of Australia (5 times at WKF championships).

As a competitor, APUKO dual gold medallist & 4 time representative at the WKF World Championships. National captain.

Sensei Wayne Otto OBE 5th Dan Uechi-Ryu


The incredible holder of NINE WKF World Titles.

Former national coach of England, current national coach of Norway (and coach to a silver medal at the 2014 WKF Senior World Championships, and a hantei 4th at the 2016 WKF Senior World Championships).

This is Sensei Wayne's 17th visit to the Summer Course.

http://www.wayneotto.com/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDpKJrY7aHo

Sensei Arthur Moulas 9th Dan Uechi-Ryu


Uechi Ryu Karate 9 dan and Matayoshi Kobudo 5 dan Sensei Arthur is a kobudo master, and hence weapons specialist on the course.

Blitz magazine featured Sensei Arthur a few years ago, you may like to read this fabulous article.

Sensei Marco Mazzanti 6th Dan Kimekai


National Kumite Coach for Australia.

Former World Championship kumite competitor for Australia.

Former captain of the Australian team

Sensei Marco is both a kumite specialist and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instructor, and will bring both skills to enthusiastic karateka on the course.

Sensei Phil Laing 6th Dan Ishinryu


Chief Instructor Ishinryu New Zealand.

Current executive board member of Karate New Zealand

New Zealand National coaching panel.

Former World Championship kumite and kata competitor for New Zealand.

Sensei Jim Phillips 6th Dan Kyokushinkai


Sensei Jim Phillips brings Kyokushinkai hard training to the course. Guaranteed to energise all participants who choose to participate in his classes...

Sensei Stuart Kaighin 6th Dan Ishinryu


AKF National Kata Judge

Former Australian Champion.

Kata and weapons specialist.

Sensei Ryan van Leent 5th Dan Shotokan


Weapons, kata, self and knife defence, tai chi.

Shotokan referee.

Sensei Geoff Spice 5th Dan Budokan


Former Australian Champion & International.

Grappling, self defence & weapons specialist.

Sensei Edji Zenel 5th Dan Shotokan


Former assistant National Coach for Australia.

Oceania referee.

Current international veterans competitor in kata and kumite.

Sensei Alison Peachey 5th Dan Ishinryu


Oceania kumite referee and kata judge.

Ishinryu Karate Australia Chief Referee.

Former international competitor for Australia.

Sensei Daniel Spice 5th Dan Budokan


Former Australian Champion & International.

Current coach to numerous international competitors

Weapons specialist on the course.

Sensei Leighton Wren 4th Dan Ishinryu


Former national champion and Australian representative at Junior World, Commonwealth and Oceania Championships.

Current personal fitness trainer with Dark Fire Fitness.

Sensei Peter Sbirakos 3rd Dan Shobukai


Our strength and conditioning specialist.

Former Sports Scientist to the Canberra Raiders RL.