Jordan Micokovski is a 5th Degree Black Belt. Sensei Jordan Micakovski was born in Capari (pronounced as sapari) in the Republic of Macedonia on the 22 of November 1952. He arrived in Australia in 1970 at the age of 17. Who has trained in many forms of martial arts such as Roman wrestling, Karate, Teak won do, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Goju ryu karate, and Kosho ryu Kempo. Since arriving in Australia he has trained with one the founding fathers of Karate in Australia Mr Merv Oakley Sensei Jordan trained with Mr Oakley for more than 5 years. And than went on to train in other Art forms. Sensei Jordan has a black belt in Taekwon do and a 4th degree in Kempo Karate. Jordan is highly regarded by his students and the community that he serves and is also highly respected by the martial arts industry for his unwaivering and loyal service to students. Sensei Jordan owns and operates his martial arts school, United Kempo in Hoxton in Sydney. Together with his sons he has build a strong following of dedicated students who have many stories of Sensei Jordans outstanding work. Jordan has produced over 50 State champions and over 30 world champions. To this day Sensei Jordan continues to train and produce some of the best fighters in Australia. With his recent success in the 2002 WOMAA world cup were he single headedly took 15 students from united Kempo martial arts academy over to Hawaii. And brought back over 55 medals and one grand championship and made a new record in Australian martial arts with the highest medal tally on an athlete to medal ratio. Even more recent he has won a high honour of local Australian of the year from Liverpool council on Australia day 2004 for his contributions to the local community and martial arts. Sensei Jordan has been training for over 30 years and plains on training for 30 more. Sensei Jordan has devoted his life to martial arts training as he continues to teach for the love of the sport/art and to share his knowledge to all those who seek it.
Tiffiny Hall is a 6th Dan Black Belt in Taekwondo and celebrity and media fitness coach. Tiffiny is a popular coach amongst her students in Taekwondo and an ambassador in the benefits of fitness through martial arts training. Tiffiny Hall graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications) majoring in creative writing and print journalism, and a Diploma in Modern Languages (French). Tiffiny is also a qualified personal trainer with a Certificate III & IV in Fitness and a Diploma of Sport Coaching with a specialisation in martial arts. As a writer of several successful fitness books, winning coach on “the Biggest Loser” and guest celebrity fitness coach, she has made a significant presence in the fitness community.
In 1951, at the age of ten, William Cheuk Hing Cheung started his training in Wing Chun Kung Fu under Grandmaster Yip Man. From 1954 to 1958 Cheung was a live-in student of Grandmaster Yip Man. It was during this time that he mastered the complete system of Traditional Wing Chun Kung Fu. Between 1957 and 1958 Cheung won the Kung Fu elimination contests in Hong Kong, defeating opponents with many more years' experience. In early 1954 Cheung introduced Bruce Lee to Grandmaster Yip Man, and became Lee’s trainer. Throughout the four and a half years the two men developed a very close friendship, and Cheung passed on to Bruce Lee most of his techniques and helped developed his overall confidence and experience in fights. In later years he was to use these techniques in competitions, and also in his movies. Sifu William Cheung was Chief Instructor for the US 7th Fleet in Yokosuka, Japan, and in 2012 was awarded the Distinguished Law Enforcement Community Impact and Life Achievement Award by Chapter 38 of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association in Delaware, USA. Grandmaster Cheung is a 1st generation master of the Wing Chun system of Ip Man, he is recognised in all parts of the world for his talents as a martial artist and has trained many people including dignitaries, celebrities, movie stars and every day citizens from all corners of the globe. Its fair to say that Grandmaster William Cheung is one of the true originals of martial arts, one who will go down in history as one of the worlds best.
Carlo is an Internationally certified 6th Dan Kukkiwon Black belt and has had one of the most successful careers in the history of taekwondo in Australia. During his time as a professional athlete, Carlo was fortunate enough to work alongside many great organisations including the Victorian Institute of Sport and the national suicide prevention charity Life's a Ball. Carlo was also a sought after public speaker and motivator drawing on his experiences as an Olympian. He regularly conducted sessions at Melbourne secondary schools teaching students life-skills and self defence. After the Athens Olympics, Carlo made the decision to retire from competitive sport and focus on fulfilling his dream of opening up his own taekwondo centre. Today Team Carlo Taekwondo is one of the fastest growing schools in Australia.
Vincent is a 6th Dan in Karate! Shihan Vincent was graded by Hanshi Tino Ceberano, and currently remains one of the few individuals to be graded to such a high and prestigious rank under the International Goju Kai system. Shihan Vincent is undoubtedly one of Australia’s most recognised and respected Karate practitioners. As managing Director of Ultimate Martial Arts and Fitness in Heathmont in Melbourne Australia, Vincent has trained many thousands of students over his 30+ years at the helm. To change the lives of others for the better is the aim of a well-run martial arts school, and this is what Shihan Vincent has achieved year in year out. Very few would disagree! In 2014 Vincent Shihan seeking more learning for his passion Goju Ryu Karate, ventured to Okinawa to train under Goju-ryu headmaster Taira Sensei. Impressed by Shihan Vincent’s eagerness and passion to continue developing and learning the ways of Goju-ryu, Taira Sensei awarded Vincent Shihan the recognition of Shibu Cho, allowing him to be an official Branch Chief under Taira Sensei’s Goju-ryu system, of the Goju Ryu Kenkyukai. In 2017 Taira Sensei graded Vincent Shihan to 6th Dan in the Goju-Ryu Karate Do Kenkyukai Okinawa. The Okinawa Goju Ryu Kenkyukai is a karate organisation set up to promote research into the practical application of Okinawa Goju Ryu Karate kata and technique. It was instituted by Taira Masaji Sensei, to provide a collaborative learning group of like-minded practitioners to collectively advance our karate.
Glen Gibbons is a 6th Dan in Kyokushin Karate Shihan Glen Gibbons is a career martial artist who has been providing quality martial arts in Australia's Capital City, Canberra. Shihan Glen began training in martial arts in 1976 and soon realised that he wanted to make his passion a larger part of his life. Canberra Martial Arts has been a leading dojo in Canberra for close to 20 years. During this time many thousands of students has passed through its doors with many going on to achieve black belt and achieve national recognition in the Various competition circuits supported and directed by Shihan Gibbons. Shihan Gibbons has a philosophy of training where he believes strong karate is the way to a more fulfilled life and as a consequence, he has been changing the lives of many Canberra practitioners lives for the better and has plans to carry this through for many years to come.