Pania Casey is a 5th Dan in Karate Shihan Pania Casey is one of Australia's most accomplished martial artists. As a competitor, Pania has dominated the Australian martial arts tournament circuit ever since she was a junior student. , her swag of gold medals and trophies continues to grow as she makes her mark on the Australian tournament circuits. Shihan Pania is privileged to have grown up in a martial arts family where health and fitness is the norm. It was under the influence of her father Jim Casey and mother Virginia Casey that has given her the opportunity to go from strength to strength in all areas of her life. Pania's expertise now extends way beyond her martial arts career. As a massage and reiki therapist, she has dedicated her life to health, and fitness, physical and spiritual healing, truly a very rare combination for any health and fitness practitioner to achieve due to the untold number of hours required to achieve the skills. Pania holds a Certificate IV in both Sport Coaching and Fitness, . It is rare for women to rise through the martial arts ranks to achieve the 5th Dan Shihan Ranks. Pania is one of those rare individuals who live by the Budo karate spirit of continuous improvement and has become the perfect role model for most of her male and female students and clients. Pania Energy is appropriately named and is one of the Gold Coasts most recommended programs. #Burleigh Heads #Gold Coast. #Queensland #Kenshinkan Karate # Full Contact Karate #Fitness
Hugh Doherty is a 7th Dan Black Belt in Ju Jitsu and holds black belts in a variety of other systems. Shihan Hugh and his wife Elizabeth own and operates Qi (Chi) Martial Arts and Fitness Gym in Bayside Melbourne. Qi Martial Arts and Fitness is a beautifully presented traditional style dojo that offers various forms of martial arts as well as other health and fitness services including weight training and massage. Hugh is a pioneer of Martial Arts in Australia having travelled yearly for the past 20 years to expand his knowledge into the various martial art systems. The training he received was right from the source; Jujitsu, karate, Sword and Filipino Martial Arts of Escrima were all styles that make up the range of disciplines that he teaches. Hugh became National Representative of 4 of these disciplines ensuring himself a place as one of the original multi style masters. As well as a life-long commitment to martial arts, Hugh Doherty has been an advocate for ongoing professional development. Training undertaken and completed includes but not limited to Diploma in Fitness, Diploma in Sports Coaching, Diploma in Sport Development, Level 3 Sports Coach, Instructor Trainer in Scuba (NAUI,) undergraduate and post graduate qualifications in Health and a certified OHS professional by AIHS. Its easy to see that Hugh Doherty doesn’t just talk the talk, he walks the walk and is an industry leader dedicated to the continuance of tradition and integrity in the systems he dedicates himself. Hugh Doherty and his wife Liz are committed to serving the local community by providing the best martial arts program around. School groups, women’s self-defence, fitness, kickboxing, jujitsu and karate, cover just about every sector which is an indicator of the knowledge and expertise held within the facility.
Frank Pianto is a renown Australian boxing coach. Frank who originated in Bendigo Victoria and now head trainer at one of Australia’s most prominent boxing gyms in Brisbane – Eastside Boxing, has been active as a coach for the past 17 years. During this time Frank has produced multiple youth and adult national champions. Recently Frank coached the Australian boxing team at the world championships with outstanding results from his commitment to his work. Frank holds many accreditations as a National Boxing Federation coach, but no qualification more relevant than his experience, results with athletes and general client satisfaction.
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.
Tiffiny Hall is a 6th Dan Black Belt in Taekwondo Tiffiny Hall is a popular martial arts and fitness coach who is not only part of the Hall's Taekwondo Team, she has also carved out a successful career as a television celebrity fitness coach and owns and operates her own fitness, health and well being empire. As a coach Tiffiny is popular due to her dynamic and knowledgeable approach to training. As an ambassador for health and fitness, Tiffiny certainly fills the role with class and expertise. Her ranking within the martial arts industry is well earned, and one that is not surprising due to the fact that martial arts training has been in her blood since the day she was born. Hall's Taekwondo has become a Melbourne institution and is regarded as a tue success story in the industry. 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 and is a role model to any aspiring young woman.
Kon Papaioannou is a high performance martial arts coach! Kon Pappy's martial arts career spans over 30 years. He has competed at National and International levels in Wrestling, Sports Jiu-Jitsu, Pankration, Sambo, MMA and Boxing. Kon has successfully trained over 20 state and national champions. He is the current coach for the World Federation Pangration Athlima and a former 4-time World veteran's champion. Well respected among all his peers and community, Kon leads buy example, both on and off the mats. As a practitioner and coach, Kon can be described as a true master in a variety of martial arts systems which has helped him to offer one of the best martial arts training facilities around. Kon is owner and chief instructor at the “Fight Lab” in Tempe, Sydney New South Wales. Kon began his martial arts journey at a young age and grew to become a well-known competition fighter participating in competition circuits all around the world including India, USA, Europe, other countries in Asia and Australia were all countries where Kon was able to successfully compete and hone his skills to become one of the best inter-style martial artists around. Kon fights, MMA, Muay Thai, Koshiki, Kyokushin, BJJ and wrestling, something very rare in the world of martial arts, securing a place for him as a real legend of the industry. Kon's life experience’s is one of the reasons he is such a popular coach. The most important of Kon’s qualities certainly must be the care and personal attention he offers all of his clients. As a qualified sports coach and personal trainer Kon can provide effective programs that range from weight loss, general fitness, strength and conditioning, self-defence, martial arts from beginner to high performance. Through Kon’s talent as a coach he has been able to enrich the lives of many thousands of students, privileged enough to have passed through his doors. Kon Papaioannou is a coach who understands how to take any individual to the top of their game!