Specialization/s: Martial arts coach, Karate,
This coach is approved to work with Children and Vulnerable people.
Malcolm Ayles is a 5th Dan in karate.
Shihan Malcom is the founder and head instructor of Shiryodo Karate organisation. Having commenced training in karate in 1991, his previous training was in boxing and kickboxing, giving him a well rounded ability in a broad cross section of stand up fighting. He has been running his own martial arts school since 2001, initially from a hired hall then opened the current full time location in 2003.
Shihan Malcolm is well known and respected within the Australian martial arts community. He is the current Victorian technical director of the National All Styles organization, in charge of overseeing the refereeing for Victoria.
Shihan Malcolm is passionate in his belief that through Shiryodo Karate many people’s lives can be dramatically enhanced. His passion and drive clearly being demonstrated by his building of Geelong’s first purpose built martial arts centre
Shihan holds a Nationally Recognised Diploma in Sports Coaching for Martial Arts and was one of the first school owners in the country to embrace martial arts as a vocational career pathway for his students. Shihan Malcom is concerned with the welfare and positive development of all his students and is always seeking better ways to further enhance his students experience and outcomes.
Shihan Malcolm earned a reputation of being a fierce competitor during his time on the competition mats. He won multiple All Styles Australian titles for Black Belt sparring and at the World All Styles Organization World titles in September 2000. Attended by competitors from around the world, Malcolm placed second in forms and third in sparring. In 2007 he competed in Japan at the Seido Karate world championships. Winning the lightweight Kumite. In the champion of champions fight off he defeated the middle weight competitor before losing to the heavy weight competitor from Jamaica.
In 2011 Shihan Malcolm came out of competition retirement for 1 year. At the National All Styles Australian titles he won Australian titles in Veterans (over 35) Point Sparring and Â Veterans (over 35) Forms. In the black belt open forms division against competitors half his age he placed 2nd.
These days his time on the competition mat is spent primarily as a much relied on coach for his own students and a highly respected referee on the National and International competition circuit.
Shihan Malcolm has a degree majoring in Psychology, his commitment always being to help his students develop their true potential and achieve their goals. Shihan Malcom believes in a holistic approach to martial arts, Shiryodo Karate doesn’t just teach self-defence and skills for competition it also helps develop the individual, improving their self-confidence, health and fitness, self-discipline and sense of who they are.
Sensei Malcolm is passionate in his belief that through Shiryodo Karate many people’s lives can be dramatically enhanced. His passion and drive clearly being demonstrated by his building of Geelong’s first purpose built martial arts centre.
You can find Shihan Malcom’s dojo at 353 Torquay Rd.Mt Duneed.
5t Dan Karate | 2018-08-09
Diploma Sport Coaching (Martial Arts) | 2006-08-09
Certificate IV in Fitness (Personal Trainer) | 2006-08-09
Geelong Martial Arts | Director