Natahsha Broersen is a 3rd Dan Black Belt (San Dan) Sensei in Karate Sensei Natahsha is a much valued and respected member of the Teshinkai Karate instructor body that operate from the Bendigo Mixed martial Arts Academy but also have branches throughout Asia. Sensei Natahsha is a well seasoned fighter, having proven herself a champion in Muay Thai Kickboxing competiion. Sensei Natahsha is held in great esteem amongst her peers for her focussed, hard and indomidable fighting style. As a martial arts teacher Sensei Natahsha is popular among students for her confident and disciplined teaching style. Her personality and demeanor is calm and controlled but more importantly she is recognised as a compassionate and caring instructor who is popular among younger students and parents. . As a senior practitioner Sempai Natahsha has in depth experience in Muay Thai kickboxing and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, making her one of the most well rounded martial artists around. Sempai Natahsha believes that martial arts is more than just physical activity. Her emphasis in teaching karate in parallel with well stuctured learning components such as respect, focus, gratitude and more, ensures that all of her students learn skills rarely seen in today's martial arts industry. Currently completing her Masters in Education, Sensei Natahsha well placed to evolve as one of the world's most influential martial arts teachers.
Tamara Thompson is a 3rd Dan Black Belt in Karate. Sensei Tamara has been training karate for most of her adult life. First beginning in Kyokushinkai Karate in the 80's than continuing her journey with Teshinkai from 2005. Sensei Tamara is a State and National Champion in her competition category of kata and continues to be a role model for all up and coming competitors at Teshinkai karate. As a martial arts teacher Sensei Tamara has served hundreds of students, providing them a guiding hand to also achieve the fine points of traditional Karate. Sensei Tamara is recognised and highly respected for her commitment to the mental and spiritual aspects of Karate. Sensei believes that Karate is a lifelong journey and believes in the attitude of continuous improvement, no matter what live presents us. This attitude holds Sensei tamara in the highest esteem of those who know her.
Nick Wyborn - Kapap - Krav Maga - Israeli Jiu Jitsu Australian Representative, Avi Nardia Academy Nick is a L3 Kapap / Krav Maga Instructor under Master Avi Nardia and is one of the highest ranking Kapap Instructors in Australia. He operates his school ‘Nick Wyborn Practical Martial Arts’ in Mulbring, NSW. He has been graded in Israel and is a Krav Maga Law Enforcement Instructor (Krav Maga Worldwide - Force Training Division), and a 1st Dan Black Belt in Israeli Jiu Jitsu under Sensei Avi Nardia. Nick holds a 2nd Dan Black Belt in Bujinkan Ninjutsu, 1st Dan Black Belt in Taiho Jitsu, and 1st Dan Black Belt in Taekwondo. He holds other instructor-level qualifications in Modern Defendo, CQC, Police Judo, FMA, FAST Defense, RBPP, Combat Hapkido, Floro Fighting Systems and others and is a Blue Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Professor Avi Nardia. Nick is a former NSW Police Operational Safety Instructor (Defensive Tactics/Firearms), and served in the WTTU (Weapons & Tactics Training Unit), a specialist unit within the NSW Police Academy. During this time Nick received specialist tactical training becoming ‘Basic SWAT Certified’ in the USA through the National Tactical Officers Association, as well as becoming a Police & Civilian Response to Active Shooter Instructor. Upon leaving the NSW Police Force Nick became a Security Trainer, specialising in Defensive Tactics, Batons & Handcuffs and Conflict Resolution. Nick currently also works in the community services sector as a senior youth worker working with children with challenging behaviours due to complex trauma, and is also a mental health/first aid trainer. He is trained in occupational first aid, mental health first aid, psychological first, suicide prevention and intervention and is a registered instructor for Stop The Bleed. He is a published author of the book ‘Defensive Tactics for Security Professionals - a comprehensive guide for staying safe in the security industry’ and was recently interviewed as a special guest Defensive Tactics SME on the ‘Managing Violence Podcast’. Nick is regularly engaged to teach courses and seminars around the country.
Hanshi Deena Naidu is an 8th Dan in Karate. Hanshi Deena is a direct student of Gogen Yamaguchi Sensei. He was the 6th person in the world to graduate from the Japan karate-do Goju-kai college in 1976 with a Japanese government recognised certification. Hanshi teaches at Goshin Kan dojos in Sydney Australia, and travels to India, South Africa, Botswana and Kenya to meet and teach his teachers and students there, guiding them inbetween visits with personal, tailored online tuition. As the number of karate practitioners from other countries reaching out to Hanshi for information has steadily increased, he has established this website to make his knowledge more accessible to students and teachers of all levels, wherever in the world they may be. Hanshi Deena is committed to improving the lives of community members through his martial arts teaching.
Mark Davies is a mixed martial arts coach Mark Davies has been cross training in martial arts since 1986. His experience extends into Karate, Boxing, Kick Boxing and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Arnis and MMA. Marks experience includes state and national titles in Karate, boxing, and kickboxing. In 2000 he opened his mixed martial arts facility in Grafton NSW, and soon after opened his second location in Maclean NSW. Mark believes in the many benefits that a martial arts training can bring individuals both young and old. He is committed to providing first class training to his community and contribute to the development, both physical and mental to his students and the local community. Mark Davies can be contacted at MD Freestyle, Grafton and Maclean.
Carlo Giampietro is a 4th Dan in ITF Taekwondo. Carlo owns and operates Elite Taekwon-Do an ITF Taekwon-Do club and and manages a team of dedicated and proficient black belt teachers. Carlo is a well known name withing Australian Taekwondo circles with a club now celebrating over 18 years of service in the local community. Carlo also teaches Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and operates his academy under the Team Norton BJJ Academy. Carlo Giampietro is dedicated to the positive development of his students in a physical and mental sense. Carlo believes in the power of improving lives through martial arts and has a mission to provide the best training possible to students under his banner, in his local area of Beverly Hills in Sydney and beyond. on BJJ.