Con Lazos is a 7th Dan Black Belt in Taekwondo and brown belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Con holds a Bachelor of Education in Physical Education, Outdoor Education and Mathematics giving the credibility for his role as a trainer and assessor in the delivery of nationally recognised qualifications. As a veteran in Taekwondo competition, Con has a string of titles to his name and is recognised as one of Australias finest martial arts talents. Cons skill and tenacity in martial arts is now being passed down to his own students at Fusion Martial Arts in Melbourne with his team always performing well at top level competition. Con clearly has the knowledge and credentials to lead the an outstanding martial art school and fitness program, and this is evident in the fact that he has developed a client base from all around the world in areas such as Moto GP riders, actors and personal trainers who follow his unique approach that always seems to be ahead of the times.
William Collett, better known as John Collett or simply “JC” began his journey in the martial arts in 1963. It was a poor start, like so many, drifting here and there, until he met Professor Raymond Lea in 1972. Since then he has trained with many talented martial arts practitioners, particularly, he has trained under Professor Lea since 1972 and under Tino Ceberano Hanshi since the early 1980s. Having now retired from the information technology industry he devotes his time to research and teaching based on the skills that he has acquired through his long association with two of Australia’s foremost martial arts practitioners. Much of his time is put to assisting Professor Lea in teaching Hyou-ha Bankoku Jujutsu and in the development and presentation of more formal, structured courses on the traditional Kuatsu and Hakuda Kenpo of the late Professor Kam Hock HOE, and on assisting Ceberano Hanshi with the formal development and teaching of his Goju-kobujutsu syllabus and demonstrating the inter-connectedness of karatejutsu and the traditional kobujutsu methods.
Doug Turnbull is a 7th dan black belt in Kyokushinkai Karate (KIKO) and 5th Dan Black Belt in Okinawa Koburyu Kobudo (weapons) Shihan Doug is the president of the Kyokushin International Karate Organisation and martial arts veteran of 50 years. Shihan Doug Turnbull instructs at his Marrickville dojo which he opened in 1982 and is recognised as one of Australia most prominent instructors. Many thousands of students have been trained under his tutelage and consequently has made a positive contribution to the local community. Shihan Doug has participated in almost all major Australian Kyokushin tournaments as a judge and/or referee between 1981 and 1995, and in all the national training camps between and including 1983-1993. In 1997, he was a referee at the finals of the 1st IFK World Championships in Moscow, and in 2005 he also refereed at the 3rd IFK World Championships in London and the Junior World Tournament in Greece in 2015. In 1999 and 2000 he was voted the Best and Fairest Official for NAS NSW, and in 2005 he was accredited as a Level 4 referee with the National All Styles (NAS). His competition experience includes first places in kumite and kata at State and National level. Shihan Doug Turnbull has a mission to continue with the Karate Spirit growing KIKO and training Kyokushin Karate to uniting the Spirit of Competition with the Spirit of the Martial Way and demonstrating to the general community the power of positive Martial Art influences in people and society.
I have always been involved in sport to some degree. I played in, and coached, country cricket teams for over 30 years and am still active as a private coach for promising underage players. I have also been active in the Martial Arts for nearly 30 years and hold belts in two styles. I am currently actively teaching Te Shin Kai Karate lunch time classes twice weekly. My other love is endurance sport. I have completed numerous road marathons, trail ultra-marathons and both 70.3 and 140.6 distance triathlons. My coaching philosophy is simply to help clients/students to be the best they can be no matter what their goals are.
Russell Bianca is a 6th Dan Black Belt in Karate and Kobudo (Okinawan weapons) Master. Shihan Russell Bianca began his training in USA Goju in the 80’s and eventually joined the Ken Shi Kai Karate Do organization of Shuseki Monte Allen. Shihan Bianca is a well-seasoned and accomplished practitioner and Sensei in full contact karate. As a competitor Shihan Bianca has won numerous titles in Kata and kobudo divisions, which places him well for being a much sought-after coach. Shihan Bianca teaches at the Brooklyn Ken Shi Kai Dojo NY.
Natahsha Broersen is a 1st Dan Black Belt in Karate Sempai Natahsha has been training in Karate for seven years and is well respected as a proficient technician, and fighter. As a mother herself Sempai Natahsha is a highly experienced, popular and successful childrens teacher and according to her peer is certainly the best in her field. As a senior practitioner Sempai Natahsha has in depth experience also in Muay Thai kickboxing and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, making her one of the most well rounded martial artists around. Sempai Natahsha has a mission to help others in their quest for physical health and mental freedom and is committed to providing the best tuition possible.