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Instructors of Goju Ryu Karate do Seiwakai Australia
Kylie Stephenson Sensei - Instructor Rosemeadow Dojo

 

Instructor for Goju Ryu Karate do Seiwakai Australia
Instructor, Karate Academy of Japan Goju Ryu Rosemeadow Dojo
3rd Dan, Gojuryu Karate do Seiwakai - 2008
3rd Dan, All Japan Karate do Federation Gojukai - 2017

2nd Kyu ,Okinawa Kobudo Federation - 1998

Started Karate 1990 with Karate Academy of Japan Goju, Rosemeadow Dojo under the guidence of her father Glenn Stephenson & Keith Hill Shihan 5th Dan Gojuryu Karate do Seiwakai. Now, training directly under Shuji Tasaki 9th Dan Hanshi of Gojuryu Karate do Seiwakai.
Kylie won a number of National and international events now a mother to Koby is happy to train and keep fit through Karate.


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Fareed Mills Sensei - Senior Instructor Rosemeadow Dojo

Instructor Gojuryu Karate do Seiwakai Australia

4th Dan in Goju Ryu Karate do Seiwakai - 2016

 

4th Dan All Japan Karate do Federation Gojukai - 2017


Dojo Instructor for Rosemeadow Dojo Fareed has been training since 1983 at the age of 10 years old under the guidence of Glenn Stephenson. He does not like tournament style Kumite although love a challenge in dojo kumite.

Fareed has travelled with Glenn Stephenson Shihan to Japan on two occasions Tokyo in 1999 & Osaka in 2007. 


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Michael Cross Sensei- Senior Instructor Ashfield Dojo

Senior Instructor of Goju Ryu Karate Do Seiwakai Australia.

Senior Instructor - Ashfield Dojo

3rd Dan Goju Ryu Karate do Seiwakai - November 2007

Michael started training at Ashfield Dojo under the guidence of Keith Hill Shihan 5th Dan in 1976. He enjoys his training and although he does not participate in tournament style kumite, Michael enjoy's Kata Bunkai and dojo kumite .

 


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Gary Stretton Sempai - Instructor Rosemeadow Dojo

 Instructor Gojuryu Karate do Seiwakai Australia

1st Dan Gojuryu Karate do Seiwakai - 2001

RIP October 2016


Gary started training when approched by Glenn Stephenson at Rosemeadow Dojo to train instead of watch he has not stopped training since. Now living in South West Rocks Gary started this Dojo in 2007 with the help of Steven Sutcliffe develope Goju Ryu on the mid north Coast Where they host the winter training camp each June long weekend. Gary now back in Sydney and training at Rosemeadow Dojo.


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Kiminori Kaigan Sempai - Instructor Hakaido Dojo (Japan) 

Kiminori KaiganInstructor Gojuryu Karate do Seiwakai Australia

Originally an Instructor - PCYC Penrith Dojo

1st Dan Gojuryu Karate do Seiwakai - November 2011 

1st Dan JKF Gojukai - March 2012 

Kiminori started his training in Japan in Kokoshinkai hard style since residing in Australia has linked up with Glenn Stephenson Shihan and assists at PCYC Penrith Dojo. Now back training in Northern Japan.

 


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Kain Johnson Sensei - Instructor Morningside Dojo

Instructor Nemesis Dojo.

 Instructor Gojuryu Karate do Seiwakai Australia
4th Dan Gojuryu Karate do Seiwakai - July 2013
4th Dan JKF Gojukai - July 2013
Kain's martial arts career began in 1993 in ju-jitsu at the Australian Academy of Self Defense.
In 1996 Kain began karate, during this time he has learnt from a number of great martial artists, these influences led him to compete in full contact tournaments and ring fights, successful at state and national levels.
In 2002 Kain began training under the guidance of Jamie Duggan Sensei, close friend and peer from the previous 6 years of their martial arts histories.
As Jokyo/ Assistant Instructor of Nemesis Dojo Kain was a driving force in the decision that lead too the Club joining the Seiwakai family, he is dedicated to his training and teaching at a high level, pursuing the true comprehension of the ever evolving art and it's applications.

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Chris McKenna Sensei - Senior Instructor North Brisbane Dojo

 Instructor -  Goju Ryu Karate do Seiwakai dojo Queensland

5th Dan Goju Ryu Karate do Seiwakai - August 2017

5th Dan JKF Gojukai - 2017

Chris joined Goju Ryu Karate do Seiwakai in 2007 and remains an enthusiastic member of the organisation. He has trained with a variety of teachers over the years, having an active involvement with a range of fighting disciplines. He also holds dan ranking in iaido and trains in tai jutsu and bo jutsu in Japan.


Phil Gibson - Instructor - PCYC Penrith Dojo NSW

 Instructor -  KAJ Gojuryu Karate do Seiwakai


2nd Dan Goju Ryu Karate do Seiwakai - 2009
2nd Dan Dan JKF Gojukai - 2011

1Dan Okinawa Kobudo

Phil joined Goju Ryu Karate do Seiwakai in 2007 and co runs the Penrith Dojo with Glenn Stephenson Shihan he is a hard worker and loves his karate training. Phil also co runs a dojo at Londonderry with Glyn Irland and son Dayle. Phil also does Kobudo with Bob Wilson on a Saturday where his enthuiasum has been passed on to the students.


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Alan Wilkes Sensei - Instructor - Bald Hills Dojo QLD

Alan Wilkes  Instructor -  KAJ Gojuryu Karate do Seiwakai Australia

4th Dan    Gojuryu Karate do Seiwakai - August 2017

4th Dan    JKF Gojukai – 2017

 

Alan started in Judo, under Terry Halpin, while at school until 1980.

In 1991 he started  training in Goju Ryu under the tutelage of Sensei Barry Lineham (IGKA Yamaguchi Goju Kai karate-do). In 1998, after many years of hard training he was awarded Shodan (1st Dan Black Belt) by Paul Starling Shihan.   

Moving to the USA, in 2003,  He trained in Muso Chishin Ryu Heiho style under Shihan Keith Seal. Alan returned to Australia December 2005.

 

In 2006 after doing a Seminar with Glenn Stephenson and Leo Lipinski Shihan in Brisbane, he joined the Gojuryu Karate do Seiwakai.  In the years he has been associated with Shihan Glenn Stephenson Shihan. He has had the honour of training under many Shihans including Shuji Tasaki Hanshi, Seiichi Fujiwara Saiko Shihan (Japan), Leo Lipinski Shihan UK, Vassie Naidoo Shihan USA, Paul Coleman Shihan UK and 2 times JKF Gojukai Champion, Hagen Neumman (Germany).

 

Alan has continued his development in teaching others and In 2011 opened the Bald Hills Dojo, North Brisbane.

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Gordon Kane Sempai - Instructor South Brisbane Dojo QLD

 Instructor -  KAJ Gojuryu Karate do Seiwakai


2nd Dan Goju Ryu Karate do Seiwakai - 2009
1st Dan Dan JKF Gojukai - 2009

Gordon joined Goju Ryu Karate do Seiwakai in 2006 and Co runs the Inala Branch with John Dalmedo and Iyan Mackenzie, formally with IGK under Tino Cebrano and GKR Karate. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge and hold the position of Secretary for Gojuryu Karate do Seiwakai Australia Queensland Branch.. Gordon also does Okinawa Kobudo and Kudo.


Amanda Moore Sempai - Instructor - Capalaba Dojo QLD

Amanda MooreInstructor -   KAJ Gojuryu Karate do Seiwakai 

3rd Dan   Gojuryu Karate do Seiwakai - July 2015 Japan

3rd Dan    JKF Gojukai - April 2016 Europe

Amanda started GKR Karate (GOKANRYU) in June 2003 and he taught classes (children and adults) for GKR Karate from 2004-2007. In November 2007 she left GKR Karate at shodan (Black Belt) level and started with Hoshindo under Rod Martin.  She graded to Gojuryu Karate do Seiwakai Shodan (Black Belt) in September 2008.

Amanda went to Omagari,  Japan for Gojuryu Karate do Seiwakai Training camp that is held in far north west Japan July August each year she went for the first time in 2008 and has returned every year since.

She moved to the UK in December 2008 and begun training with Kiwaminaki Kai under Joanna Britton Sensei in January 2009. She trained with them until January 2013 achieving Shodan (Black Belt) in 2009 and Nidan (2nd Dan Black Belt) in December 2011. She then graded to Gojuryu Karate do Seiwakai Nidan (2nd Dan Black Belt)in the UK November of 2012.

Amanda has returned to Brisbane January 2013 and training with Gojuryu Karate do Seiwakai Australia under the guidance of Iyan Mackenzie Shihan. She graded to JKF Gojukai Shodan (1st Dan Black Belt) 2nd March 2013.

Amanda, has continued training with the guidence of Glenn Stephenson Shihan and will soon teach GOJURYU Karate in her own Dojo, in Brisbane.

 


Rene Tleige Sensei - Instructor Fairfield Dojo NSW

 Instructor -  Gojuryu Karate do Seiwakai

3rd Dan Gojuryu Karate do Seiwakai - 2010
1st Dan JKF Gojukai - 2008 

Rene Sensei runs a succesfull furniture business in Fairfield and has a real passion for Gojuryu Karate do Seiwakai. Trained with Shuji Tasaki Hanshi and Graded for his 3rd Dan in Omagari. Japan 2010.

 


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Naomi Higgs Sempai - Instructor Adelaide Dojo SA 

Naomi HiggsInstructor Gojuryu Karate do Seiwakai Australia

3rd Dan Gojuryu Karate do  Seiwakai - July 2016 (Japan)

3rd Dan JKF Goju Kai 2017   

Naomi, started karate in late 2000 with GKR Karate (GOKANRYU) with her 8 year old son. Left GKR Karate in 2003 as 5th Kyu. 2003-2007 Trained with Yu Ki Do grading to Shodan (1st Dan Black Belt). 2007 Damien Seidel, Peter Phillips, Ian Giurco and Naomi, left Yu Ki Do to start their own club with a view to affiliating with a larger group in the long term. They started Nin Tai Karate, and Naomi also started teaching for the club. 2008 Nin Tai Karate affiliated with Ho Shin Do Karate, achieved Shodan (1st Dan Black Belt) grading with Ho Shin Do. In February 2010, Joined Seiwakai and continued the journey. Currently under the guidance of Rod Martin Shihan of Hoshin Do Dojo Adelaide, South Australia. Naomi is co-running  and teaching with Damien Seidel Sensei and Ian Guirco Sempai

 


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Adam Francis Sempai - Instructor Elderslie & Camden Dojo NSW

Adam FrancisInstructor for Goju Ryu Karate do Seiwakai Australia

3rd Dan - Goju Ryu Karate do Seiwakai - November 2014

2nd Dan - JKF Gojukai - August 2016

Adam first started Gojuryu under George Berounis (IKO) Miagikan Gojuryu Karate do he achieved 1st Kyu Brown Belt.

Adam after moving to Rosemeadow started karate with his kids in February 2008 at the Karate Academy of Japan Goju Ryu Seiwakai, Rosemeadow Dojo teaching at this Dojo was Glenn Stephenson Shihan and Fareed Mills Sensei.

Adam trains Tuesday nights at Rosemeadow Dojo and Thursday nights at Elderslie Dojo with Michael Patrick Shihan.  He also enjoys dojo kumite and kata.

Adam is the Dojo instructor for Elderslie & Camden Dojo.

 


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Michelle Gane Sensei - Instructor Brisbane Dojo QLD
Michelle GaneInstructor for Goju Ryu Karate do Seiwakai Australia

4th Dan JKF Gojukai - November 2016

4th Dan Gojuryu Karate do Seiwakai - Nov 2016

 Michelle started her martial arts career in 2000 with GKR Karate (GOKANRYU) and has trained in a variety of sports karate clubs, she was introduced to Glenn Stephenson Shihan and has been a passionate member of Goju Ryu Karate do Sewiakai Australia ever since.  In 2011 she sought guidance from Glenn Stephenson Shihan and she joined Brisbane Gojukai Dojo (Nemesis Dojo) in Brisbane under the leadership of Jamie Duggan Shihan and Kain Johnson Sensei.  With their guidance, her martial arts development has progressed to another level including participating in Black Gi Grading and being the first women for the right to wear Black Gi, in the Nemisis Dojo.

 Through the many opportunities provided by Glenn Stephenson Shihan, Michelle had the privilege to train with the great Shuji Tazaki Hanshi before his passing.  Michelle is a regular participant in the Annual International Gojuryu training camp held in Omagari, Japan. 

Michelle is sporting enthusiasts and has competed professionally and represented Australia in a variety of sports.  Combined with her martial arts knowledge, she is committed to her training and passing on Gojuryu skills at the highest level, giving others the opportunity to grow into the best martial artists they can be.


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Jonathan de Wit Sempai - Instructor North Sydney Dojo

JonathanInstructor, Karate Academy of Japan Goju Ryu North Sydney Dojo

2nd Dan    Gojuryu Karate do Seiwakai - 2012

1st Dan    JKF Gojukai March 2014


Started Karate with Karate Academy of Japan Goju, Ashfield Dojo under the guidence of Keith Hill Shihan 5th Dan Gojuryu Karate do Seiwakai. Now, training directly under Glenn Sephenson Shihan 6th Dan Kyoshi of Gojuryu Karate do Seiwakai. Jonathan de Wit, who now runs North Sydney Dojo, as Glenn Stephenson did also trained under Keith Hill at the Ashfield dojo in the late 1980s/early 1990s attaining the rank of 1st Dan. Due to family and work commitments he ceased training only to take it up again in 2008 to train directly under Glenn and was awarded his 2nd Dan in November 2012 at the age of 45, showing that like Glenn, age is no barrier


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Andrew Jeney Sempai - Instructor PCYC Glebe Dojo

AndrewInstructor Gojuryu Karate do Seiwakai Australia

2nd Dan - Goju Ryu Karate do Seiwakai - 2014

 

2nd Dan - All Japan Karate do Federation Gojukai - 2017


Dojo Instructor for Glebe Dojo Andrew first started training in the 80s under Keith Hill Shihan 5th Dan, due to family commitments gave it up only t start back in 2008 and has been training ever since. Tested sucessfully for 1st Dan and then in March traveled to Brisbane to test for JKF Gojukai 1st Dan. Now co runs the Ashfield Dojo.

 

Franck Cozzarin Sempai - Instructor St Helens Park Dojo

Francky

 Instructor, Karate Academy of Japan Goju Ryu St Helens Park Dojo

 1st Dan - Gojuryu Karate do Seiwakai - November 2014

1st Dan - Japan Karate Federation Gojukai - 2017       


 Franky’s passion for karate and all styles of martial arts began in 1984, when he first started training under Glenn Stephenson Shihan, at the demount-able  temporary Ambarvale Primary School and spent 2 years training in Goju Ryu achieving his 6th Kyu green belt. Franky started training again after a long lay off in  2011, at the Rosmeadow Dojo of the Karate Academy, under the guidance of Glenn Stephenson Shihan and also, Michael Patrick Shihan. He tested and  achieved Shodan Ho black belt in November 2013.

 Franky enjoys all aspects of karate, and most importantly has a natural flair for teaching that is educational and FUN. From the intricate details of Kata training to  the high intensity of the Kumite training. Most importantly, he enjoys the health and well being that one receives from training at the Karate Academy, as well as  all the great friendships that you form with fellow students and teachers.


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Jessica Vetrisano Sempai - Instructor Bexley Dojo
Jessica

Instructor for Goju Ryu Karate do Seiwakai Australia

Instructor, Karate Academy of Japan Goju Ryu - Bexley Dojo

2nd Dan - Goju Ryu Karate do Seiwakai - July 2015

2nd Dan - JKF Gojukai - July 2015

Jessica is the head Instructor at the Bexley Dojo established, 7 October 2014. Jessica first started Gojuryu in her teens under George Berounis (IKO) Miagikan Gojuryu Karate do she achieved 1st Kyu Brown Belt. After taking time off to study education, get married and start a family. She now has three children, two sons and one daughter. Jessica returned with her children to train at Gojuryu Karate do with Pat Drago Shihan, where she achieved 1st Dan Black Belt in 2010. Jessica runs ladies fitness classes and basic self defence classes for women and children, she delivers seminars and short courses in high schools targeting anti- bullying and self defence. Jessica is a qualified Trainer and Assessor in Early Childhood and is currently studying to further develop in her field.

Jessica joined The Karate Academy of Japan Gojuryu Seiwakai Australia early in 2013 under the guidance of Glenn Stephenson Shihan. She traveled to Omagari, Japan in July 2013 to attend Gojuryu Karate do Seiwakai International training camp and from there has Joined Gojuryu Karate do Seiwakai and All Japan Karate do Federation Gojukai (JKF Gojukai). Jessica tested for 1st Dan in Gojuryu Karate do Seiwakai in November 2013 and then upgraded her qualifications in May 2014 to include a 1st Dan Black Belt in JKF Gojukai. Since joining the Karate Academy Jessica has been a devoted participant in all the karate academy activities.

 

  
 
Nick Naudy Sensei - Instructor Gold Coast Dojos

Nick Naudy

Instructor for Goju Ryu Karate do Seiwakai Australia

Instructor, Karate Academy of Japan Goju Ryu - Gold Coast Dojos

Sandan  (3rd Dan) GKR December 2014

3rd Dan Gojuryu Karate do Seiwakai (Japan) 2017 

2nd Dan Japan Karate Federation Gojukai 2017

 Nick Naudy Sensei, Instructor Burleigh Heads & Burleigh Waters Dojos,  Gold Coast QLD 

Nick began his Karate journey in March 2003 with GKR in Sydney then moved to the Gold Coast in 2004 and continued his training with GKR until June 2015.  In this time Nick achieved many Kata and Kumite Titles at all levels including 1st and 2 x 2nd in 3 consecutive GKR World Cups in 2009, 2011and 2013 for Veterans Kata Division. In July 2014 Nick capped off a great year and made into the finals of the JKF Gojukai Championships in Sendai Japan for Kata. July 2015 he joins Seiwakai Australia and opens the Gold Coasts first Gojuryu Seiwakai Dojo in Burleigh Waters in late August 2015 and training under the guidence of Shihan Rod Martin , Shihan Jamie Duggan and Sensei Chris McKenna in Brisbane on a regular basis. April 2016 Nick wins the JKF National Kata Title Veterans and 3rd in Kumite in Brisbane.  July 2016 opens Burleigh Heads Dojo teaching Gojuryu Karate do Seiwakai.

 
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