Chris Clayton lives in South East Queensland Australia, where he and his wife Maree operate their Remedial Therapy Clinic in the regional City of Toowoomba. Chris is a certified Anatomy Trains Teacher and Structural Integrator as well as being a movement therapist where he implements Anatomy Trains in Training concepts as the backbone of his movement therapy strategy. Chris’ first love was and still is the martial arts, where he teaches for free and strives to be a perpetual student, a journey that has spanned 40 years or more so far. He feels very fortunate to be able to have Tino Ceberano Hanshi as his Martial arts teacher and mentor. It was in his early years of training, where he saw his first martial arts instructor successfully treat fellow students when they presented at class with basic injuries. Chris was immediately profoundly interested in what he saw, when he asked his teacher what he could do to follow the healers path, his teacher pointed him to anatomy, Chris has been following that advice ever since. Chris has been in the coaching/training industry for over 35 years and holds Diplomas in Sport Development, Sport Coaching and Fitness. Since 2007, Chris has taught Sport Coaching and Fitness qualifications for the Australian College of Sport Development and YMCA Brisbane as an industry partner. Over time, it became ever more apparent, that the best way to improve an athlete or client was to be able improve them where they were most vulnerable. This led Chris to continue his learning and integrate manual therapy into his work, eventually resulting in Chris becoming an ATSI practitioner. Chris has toured with AP Lindberg of Anatomy Trains in Training a number of times in Australia and more recently to Taiwan in June/July 2018, with this being the first time that Anatomy Trains in Training had been taught in Asia. Chris and his wife Maree have shared a number of martial arts adventures travelling to the Philippines and Okinawa as well as all over Australia. Chris is also a member of Tino Ceberano's research and development team (RDT). Like most Martial Arts teachers, Chris just likes to help people learn and grow. Most days will see him training or teaching Karate, Tino Ceberano's Go Ju Kalis and Arnis (Filipino Dulas Madirigma).
Sensei Bradley Wagner is a 3rd Dan Black Belt in Kyokushin Karate Sensei Bradley is respected both in Australia and internationally as the branch chief of the Australian Kyokushin Karate Association South Australia (AKKA SA) working directly under Kancho Yoshikazu Matsushima and Hanshi John Taylor of the IKO. Sensei Wagner is a committed karateka who fully focussed on teaching others in the style as well as continuing to follow his own training. South Australia is a growth area for Kyokushin, Sensei Bradley believes and he is committed to building a strong and progressive Kyokushin style under his guideance. Sensei Bradley Wagner's martial arts career first began in 2006 under the guidance of Sensei Owen Povey and he worked tirelessly to rise through the ranks of Kyokushin. This included travelling from his hometown to attend training over 100Kms away multiple times per week and eventually moving towns to be closer to the dojo allowing him to spend even more time focusing on his karate. During this time, he made several trips around Australia to further his studies including travelling all around SA and interstate to NSW, Victoria and Queensland for competitions, training camps and other events. Sensei Wagner earnt his Shodan (1st Dan Black Belt) in 2011 in a traditional Kyokushin grading which included the 40-round kumite (fighting) and Tameshiwari (board breaking) testing. In 2014 he was successful in gaining his Nidan (2nd Dan) grade and later tested and awarded the rank of Sandan (3rd Dan) in 2017, earning him the official title of Sensei. In 2019, Sensei Brad’s commitment, determination and perseverance was rewarded when he was elevated to the official status of IKO Branch Chief. Outside of his martial arts training, Sensei Bradley is passionate about helping others achieve their best and as a result spent several years studying to become a personal trainer. He works full time in his own business, BWPT, as a personal trainer and strength coach while continuing to develop his own skills and qualifications. This career path has allowed him to work with some of the best trainers and coaches in Australia to expand his knowledge in the field and compliment his martial arts. As a true testament to his courage and strength and a dedication to his continual improvement and development, Sensei Wagner still pushes the limits of his own training by testing himself with regular board & baseball bat breaking demonstrations and competing in Full contact Karate and strongman events around the country at both state and national level.
Peter Lewis is founder and CEO of Malvern Martial Arts Dr Peter Lewis is a leading sports physician in Australia, he has been a ringside doctor for over 30 years and his knowledge in Combat Sports is beyond anyone's imagination. Peter is responsible for all safety procedures that are now in place by Victorian Combat Sport. Peter is also a Kung Fu Master, having trained over 30 years. It is that passion that he has, that has led him to open Malvern Martial Arts Academy. Being a super busy doctor he can no longer commit to regular classes. However, he is still very actively involved in running the center. He looks forward to seeing everyone there to train hard! As a martial arts coach, Dr. Lewis is first to understand the benefits that martial arts and exercise has on his patients. Dr. Lewis always recommends the participation in specific exercise regimes (where possible) for patients wanting to rehabilitate to improved and hopefully normal or improved function. Dr. Peter is also an advocate for "Safe Sport" and "Professional Standards" within the sports and martial arts industries. Dr. Lewis has been a leading expert in healing therapies for the past 20 years and is a recognised as a pioneer and expert for comment in areas ranging from PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) Therapy, Stem Cell Therapy and realisation of the CTE (Cranial Traumatic Encephalogy) that has hit the sporting industry in recent times. Dr. Lewis can be found at Malvern Martial Arts 1291 Malvern Road, Malvern, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Committed to the spirit of the martial way, Steve personally trains three days a week. He first took to Kyokushin in his early teens, and returned later in life, grading for his Black Belt in December 2018. Having traveled the journey of training to Black Belt level, and guided by the examples of some great sensai like his Shihan, Barry Johnson, Steve enjoys the process of passing on his training to others who are also committed to the martial way.
Michael Quin is an 8th Dan in Karate! Kyoshi Mike Quin established his martial arts school “Firestorm Martial Arts” in 1991 after many years of training in the Zen Do Kai karate System. The school has grown significantly over the years as providing consistent and high-quality martial arts to his community. The same spirit and enthusiasm that the Firestorm School was built on still exists today and this being evident in the strong and loyal following that the organisation is renown. Mike Quinn is a committed martial artist who is passionate about ensuring the quality of training provided over the past 30 years continues well into the future. Together with his team of black belt coaches he intends to continue to build a strong martial arts program that provides community benefits for years to come. In his own words' "I am committed to providing a supportive and challenging environment that acknowledges and caters to members capabilities and capacities and encourages members to seek out a greater self-concept and to hone potential!" Mike Quin #MartialArtsBayswater #KarateBayswater https://www.firestormmartialarts.com.au
Ed Bavelock is a Professional martial arts coach with over 35 years on the mat and in the ring. He started his combat sports journey on the wrestling mats in the USA back in the 1970s and won a Cape & Islands title plus captained the 1981 OCL champs team. Ed stepped into the world of karate earning a 2nd Dan in Goju, and full-contact ring fighting was his focus through to the 1990s where he won New England, East Coast and national USA titles. He was also the USA super middleweight Muay Thai champion in 1992. Over the last 2 decades, Ed has worked hard as a MMA coach in Australia training pros and amateurs such as Brian Ebersole, Banjo Patterson, Charlie Alaniz, Supi Lanumata, Raja Shippen, and Oil Can Cowley. In 2015, Ed earned his 4th Dan in Shito Ryu.