Sensei Michael Hunt

4th Degree Black Belt

Sensei Michael Hunt has been training in Shito-ryu Shukokai Karate for over 25 years and has achieved the rank of 4th Dan Black Belt. Sensei Michael has also received teaching qualifications of Shidoin and Kenshi from Sensei Yamada Soke – World Chief Instructor for the Shito-ryu Shukokai Union.

Sensei Michael has been teaching karate for over 10 years at the Kansai Karate Honbu dojo and then starting the Gold Coast dojos in 2013. He also has Bronze Coaching Certification from the NCAS ACS (National Coaching Accreditation Scheme – Australian Sports Commission) and AKF (Australian Karate Federation).

Sensei Michael is also involved in the Queensland Karate Federation (QKA) and the Australian Karate Federation (AKF) the sporting bodies for traditional karate. Sensei Michael is a qualified National Kata Judge and a National Kumite Judge.

Sensei Junko Oiwa

2nd Degree Black Belt

Sensei Junko Oiwa started learning karate when she was a child living in Japan. Training under instructors who were students of the founder of Shukokai Karate, Sensei Tani. When she moved to Australia she continued here training with Kansai Karate and currently holds the rank of 2nd Dan Black Belt.

Sensei Junko has a Certificate Qualification in Early Childhood Learning and has worked in the Childcare Industry for over 10 years, and utilities her experience and training in teaching our students in karate. She also has Bronze Coaching Certification from the NCAS ACS (National Coaching Accreditation Scheme – Australian Sports Commission) and AKF (Australian Karate Federation).

Sensei Junko is involved with the Queensland Karate Association (QKA) where she actively competes in tournament competition as well as her role as Assistant Kata Coach for the Queensland Team.

Sensei Nic Canning

2nd Degree Black Belt

Nic has been doing karate for 12 years at the Kansai Karate Academy Honbu dojo, and achieved the grade of 2nd Dan Black Belt. He has competed in QKA and AKF Competitions and currently competes in the Senior Men’s Kata at a National Level.
 
Nic has completed his Certificate III and IV in Fitness, in addition to holding Bronze Coaching Certification from the NCAS ACS (National Coaching Accreditation Scheme – Australian Sports Commission) and AKF (Australian Karate Federation). Nic is currently instructing at several of the Kansai Karate Academy dojos, including Upper Coomera, Springfield and Moggill.

Sensei Zac Hines

1st Degree Black Belt

Zac has been doing karate for 6 years with Kansai Karate Gold Coast and has achieved his 1st Dan Black Belt from Kazuo Ishitobi Hanshi – Shito-ryu Shukokai Karate Do Union. Zac has been assisting with classes for many years in our leadership program, and has taken an instructor role within our Dojo, after completing our instructor program.
 
Zac holds a Bronze Level Coaching Certification from the NCAS ACS (National Coaching Accreditation Scheme – Australian Sports Commission) and AKF (Australian Karate Federation) .

Sensei Lisa Howell

1st Degree Black Belt

Lisa has been doing karate for 6 years with Kansai Karate Gold Coast and has achieved her 1st Dan Black Belt from Kazuo Ishitobi Hanshi – Shito-ryu Shukokai Karate Do Union. Lisa has been assisting with classes for many years in our leadership program, and has taken and instructor role within our Dojo, after completing our Instructor Program.
 
Lisa also runs and coordinates our Fitness Kickboxing Classes.
 
Lisa is completing her Certificate III and IV in Fitness, in addition to holding Bronze Coaching Certification from the NCAS ACS (National Coaching Accreditation Scheme – Australian Sports Commission) and AKF (Australian Karate Federation) .

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with our 4 Week Starter Program

Try Kansai Karate Gold Coast for 4 weeks, as many classes as you like, and receive a uniform as well.

Please provide your contact details and select a class time for your first lesson. We provide an extensive introduction at your first lesson to answer all your questions about doing karate and how we operate. The $39 will be due before your first lesson, we have eftpos facilities available for your convenience.

Contact Us

Address: Unit 3 / 2 Sierra Place, Upper Coomera
Phone: 0455 833 306
Email: info@kansaikarategoldcoast.com.au