Elvis Sinosic was born in Canberra, Australia to Croatian immigrant parents, and now resides in Sydney, Australia. He currently runs Kings Martial Arts in Concorde and Moorebank NSW. Having trained in various arts for over 20 years dating back to his early twenties, Sinosic was exposed to a myriad of art forms including: Freestyle Wrestling, Tae Kwon Do, boxing, Jeet kune do, Filipino martial arts, Silat, Muay Thai, Capoeira, Kickboxing, Judo, Shootfighting, Pankration, Jujutsu and Machado BJJ. Competing on an international level for major organizations such as the Abu Dhabi World Submission Championships, the Ultimate Fighting Championship and the K-1 Grand Prix, Sinosic also fought in Pancrase, RINGS, Warriors Realm, Fighter Extreme, Universal Combat Challenge (UCC) (now called TKO Major League MMA (TKO)), Cage Rage, Australian Vale Tudo Open and Caged Combat.
Sempai Michael Kellow is a second dan black belt who has been studying martial arts for most of his adut life. Sempai Mick first began his training in Kyokushinkai Karate and later joined the ranks of Teshinkai Karate where he has proven himself a dedicated, proficient and popular instructor.
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.
Ahmed Ismail is a martial arts leader from Tripoli in Lebanon! Recognised by his title of Saiko Ahmed ismail (Saiko interpreted as top leader) is responsible for the expansion of traditional Karate-do in his country. Traditional Karate-do (or Budo Martial arts) is important for the creation of strong bodies, and powerful minds, so important for surviving in todays modern age. Saiko Ahmad Ismail provides a powerful community service to the people of Tripoli with his teaching and is recognised and respected by peers all over the world. "The ultimate aim of karate lies not in victory or defeat, but in the prfection of character of its participants!" - Gichin Funakoshi
Shihan George Kolovos is one of Australia's most influential martial artist leaders. He commenced his martial arts career in the Kyokushin discipline of Karate in 1975. George trained at the then head quarters of Kyokushin Karate, he swiftly progressed through the ranks, obtaining a black belt in two and a half years, a process which ordinarily takes at least 5 years. By this time George had felt it necessary to create his own centre focused solely to martial arts. He had several styles of martial arts in his arsenal and various national titles for both Kyokushin Karate and Kickboxing. From humble beginnings renting a room at Melbourne City Baths, Melbourne Martial Arts now operates as an internationally renowned independent training organisation. In 2004 George brought Muay Thai into Melbourne by running fight night promotions called Brute Force. Fighters from across Europe, China, Thailand and Japan have all competed in his shows. In 2014 George and other leading Victorian promoters of the combat sport industry created what is now the only Amateur Association in Victoria called VAMAA (Victorian Amateur Martial Arts Association) responsible for developing the sport from the junior level. He has staged the Victorian Kyokushin Karate Championships since 1987 every year without fail. And every 3 years the Australian Kyoskushin Championships. In 2015 when the Victorian Government legalised the cage for MMA, George was the second promoter to hold an MMA show in Victoria.
Mike Flanagan is a 7th Degree Black belt in Taekwondo. Mike is a well known and respected martial art figure, having a well established Taekwondo school - Flanagan Chugg Taekwondo, with his business partner Matthew Chugg. Mike is a much loved secondary school teacher but it is his work in changing the lives of so many students through Taekwondo that Mike is truly recognised. The expansion of their martial arts schools across Tasmania, the success in the popularity of their program and the heartfelt mission to run a world class program is what makes Mike Flanagan stand out from othe coaches.