Constantino (Tino) Ceberano

Constantino (Tino) Ceberano

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Constantino "Tino" Ceberano is a 9th degree black belt in karate and master (Guro) of the Philipino Martial Art of Arnis.

Hanshi Tino is well-known in Australia and abroad for his lifelong contribution to the martial arts. Recognised in Australia as the founding father of karate in Australia Tino is held in high regard across all karate and other martial art systems.

Hanshi Tino began his training in Hawaii in Filipino stick fighting with his father and later explored many other martial art systems including Judo, Kempo and Kyokushinkai Karate.

It was as a US Marine in Hawaii where Tino was introduced to the Goju Kai Karate system and under the tutelage of Master Masa Oshiro the Chief Instructor of the Hawaii Division directly under the legendary Gogen Yamaguchi that Tino became firmly established in the Goju Karate system. Tino was soon to advance to a level that would determine his life from that time onwards. As a personal friend of Gogen Hanshi and the Yamaguchi family, he was soon to become the conduit of the system to other countries and in particular Australia.

Tino married and settled in Australia where he ran Australia's most progressive and influential martial art systems. Tino spawned an empire of quality karate teaching and produced many outstanding students who represented their countries and of whom many have gone on to create their own successful organisations, all thanks to the teaching and support of their Sensei, Tino Ceberano.

In 2018 Constantino Ceberano was recognised by the Australian Government for his significant life long contribution to the martial arts and was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia.
The Order of Australia is an order of chivalry established on 14 February 1975 by Elizabeth II, Queen of Australia, to recognise Australian citizens and other persons for achievement or meritorious service. Before the establishment of the order, Australian citizens received British honours.

Hanshi Constantino Ceberano is undoubtedly one of the worlds most respected Martial Arts figures. His experience as head of the Goju Kai and other governing bodies in Australia make him arguably one of the most experience and qualified leaders in the industry.

Awards & Certifications

Australasian Martial Arts Hall of Fame | 2008-12-20

Member of the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) | 2019-09-20

Diploma Sport Coaching | 2003-04-13

9th dan Karate (IGK) | 2009-04-30

Certificate IV in Training and Assessment | 2003-04-13

Work Experience

International Goju Kai Karate | Hanshi

International Goju Kalis | Director

Goju Kai Karate do | Chief Instructor Australia



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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia


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