Hanshi John Beckman is an 8th Dan Ju Jitsu practitioner and mentor to thousands of students. Hanshi Beckman has been training in the art of ju-jitsu for over 40 years and has been running his own martial art school in Williamstown since 1982. John is the national president of the Australian Ju jitsu Association, a non political, independant, not-for-profit organisation established to provide the delivery of safe and effective ju jitsu training for all community cohorts. Thousands of students can give thanks to the hard work of John Beckman for the tuition and mentorship he has provided for the past 45 years. .
Jet Tranter is a Muay Thai Coach and Personal Trainer. Jet Tranter has recently made her mark in the movie world starring the recent 2020 movie "Lady Blood Sport!" As an exponent and coach in martial arts jet mixes her philosophy of the East with hard physical training to gain great results with clients. Jet is also highly recognised and well respected amongst her many peers and is also known for her sound knowledge in nutrition, not just boring foods either, her culinary expertise sets her well apart from the rest. Jet Tranter draws clients from near and far for health and fitness workshops and one on one personal training.
Dr Richard Bradford, 9th Dan Karate, Hanshi Richard Bradford is a well respected karate pioneer who was the first in Australia to establish a full time professional organisation. Hanshi Richard started his martial arts training in 1959 in Judo, Jujitsu and boxing. In 1963, he formally started his Karate training and in 1966 started teaching the art. Shihan Bradford was the Austrailan Karate Federation National Coach from 1977-1993 and produced many champions, the most prestigious being World Heavyweight Champion Brian Peakal (1992), Australia's 1st ever senior male world title. Goshin Ryu Karate is the most successful Karate club in the government recognised Australian Karate Federation. Karate is a great person development system teaching life skills that develop self confidence, self esteem and discipline, as well as being a great deal of fun! Goshin Ryu Karate was first registered world-wide in Sydney, Australia in the late 1960's by Shihan Dr. Richard Bradford and other leading instructors from China, Malaysia, Hong Kong and other Asian countries with Chan Keng Wan from the Shaolin Temple Double Dragon school in China as the Head Instructor and Master. Developed from the 'Shotokan' style, an original martial arts style from Okinawa, Japan, Goshin Ryu today is made up of two essential martial arts styles, Shotokan Karate and Double Dragon Shaolin Kung Fu.
Sensei Bruce Hyland began his karate training in 1972. Having a grounding in Sport & Traditional Karate, and Coach Development. Bruce has always sought out the most advantageous methods for his own self-development and his students. Karate is neither sport, traditional or a reality-based self-defense, it is all these! Karate parrels life with principles and philosophies that are like having your own life coach every step of the way as you grow into the complete karate-student and person. Early Bruce realised that his calling was to have an impact on others’ lives that meant by doing or seeking out the best in Sensei Ticky Donovan OBE 10th Dan or immersing himself in the sport and education, for 45 years plus he has competed, coached, trained and traveled the World extensively to reach that goal. He has competed in numerous open tournaments since 1975, retiring in 2015 a forty years winning 29 Gold-21 Silver and 14 Bronze, along the way placing third at the 1985 Asian Pacific Championships and representing Australia in 1984 at the World Championships and winning national and state titles. Winning USA OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS IN 2011…As a coach, he was National Kumite Coach from 1992 – 2005 taking 15 teams to international events, including three World Championships. At State level he has enjoyed a successful role as Senior State Coach from 1987 to 2000; he was appointed Head Kumite Coach 2009-2015. His students have won or placed in International, National, and State Championships since 1975 with many of his students holding positions of state-level coaches – this is a testament to his methodology and philosophy one being that; “One’s life is not important if it does not have an impact on others’ lives”. The perception is that martial arts are a destructive and dangerous activity, no doubt it has that potential, however, Ishinryu programs have been designed for 3 years, 4-5 years, children 6-12, teenagers, adults. Discipline, fitness, self-control, confidence, self-defense are the benefits of training and karate practice. Ishinryu has Coloured belt system that assists the student to progress at their own pace without trepidation, each student has the potential to become a Black Belt. As a student matures with grade, so also will his/her manners and etiquette, outwardly and even more important inwardly.
Hakan is a 6th Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo and a multiple time World Martial Arts Champion. He has been training in the Martial Arts for Over 25 years. He was a former member of the Australian Taekwondo Team who travelled the World Competing and is a 3 time National Taekwondo Sparring Champion. Hakan was invited to the USA to complete a 5 Volume Martial Arts Instructional DVD Series titled “Modern & Creative Kicks” produced by Century Martial Arts (The Worlds Largest Martial Arts Supply Company). Hakan is an inductee into the ISKA Martial Arts Hall Of Fame. He is a Master Instructor/Managing Director at the Australian Martial Arts Academy which was founded by his father Ridvan Manav in 1982. The Academy has won the Global Top Single Martial Arts School in the World Award by the EFC for the Fourth Consecutive year. Hakan conducts Seminars, Camps and Private Tuition. Hakan is a University graduate with a Degree in a Bachelor of Commerce double majoring in Finance and Management, from the University of Sydney. Upon finishing his HSC (Higher School Certificate) Hakan received an ATAR score of 99.25. Hakan is a Martial Artist, Instructor, Studio Manager and Lead Performer/Choreographer of the X-Treme Team. After his Role in the Film Dying Ice (New York City International Film Festival/ HollyShorts Film Festival in Hollywood) and success on the hit TV series Australias Got Talent, Hakan has gone on to take part in a number of Film, TV, Commercial, Corporate and Modelling Productions. Playing the role of a Gladiator in the multi million dollar stadium sized production Ben Hur, narrated by Russell Crowe. Hakan has also Performed in a Live Stage Production in Dubai Performing Multiple shows spanning over 5 weeks. He is trained under the Meisner Acting Technique. He is the founder of the “X-Treme Team” which is a Performance based Martial Arts team that have reached the finals of Australias Got Talent (Channel 7), Performed on other TV Programs such as the; Morning show with Kerri-Anne (Channel 9) on two separate occasions, Saturday Disney (Channel 7) also on two occasions, Weekend Sunrise (Channel 7). The team have also been invited to perform exclusively in Abu Dhabi for the Sheikh. Hakan has also Performed on The X-Factor (Channel 7). Hakan’s focus is to continually innovate the systems and teaching methods at AMA in order to provide world class Martial Arts tuition to its members. Travelling the world, training in different styles, Hakan brings a wealth of knowledge to the AMA Instructing team.
Billy Manne is an 8th Dan Black Belt (Zendokai) Kyoshi Billy Manne is a renowned Martial Artist and was for many years bodyguard to the Stars including Paul McCartney and the cast of Dallas. Billy is a Master Trainer of Kickboxers and an exponent of Aikido, Boxing, Judo, Kendo, and Grappling. He has been studying Martial Arts for over 50 years; since the tender age of six, including a stint in South Africa. However Billy did not truly began his Martial Arts journey until he came under the tutelage of the most famous Australian Martial Artist, Bob Jones. One of Billy’s great pleasures in life is seeing people evolve and develop as they progress through their Martial Arts career. Many regard him, in awe, as a truly gifted mentor. His past students include World Title Contender Sammy Soliman. He has trained, literally, thousands of students. Energym is owned and operated by Billy Manne and is a centre of excellence for any up and coming champion. The gym is a family oriented business where the owners are always close at hand. It is also a community hub from which many locals meet and train towards common goals. Billy Manne has a philosphy to change the lives of as many people as possible, so they too may experience the power of martial arts, just as Billy did as a young man, so many years ago.