Our Instructors

Kazuo | 10th Dan Hanshi

  • 60 + years of martial arts experience and teaching

  • Trained rigorously under legendary Japanese Masters in various arts 

  • Some of Soke Saito's achievements include:

    • 1963 Taito-ku Japan Champion​

    • 1968 Tokyo Metropolitan Champion

    • 1973 Kanto Tournament Goju-Kai Group Champion

    • 1972 Seiwakai Leader Superiority Prize

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Hiroaki | 4th Dan Renshi Shihan

  • 40+ years of karate experience from Japan

  • Authentic Japanese instructor

  • Karate Competitor 

    • 2nd Place NSWKF 2017 ​

  • Traditional Japanese teaching approach of "watching and learning" to cultivate individual cognition rather than "spoonfeeding"


Jai | 5th Dan Renshi Shihan

  • Over 3 decades of experience in martial arts career

  • Karate and Ninjutsu instructor

  • State Champion NSW AMAC 

  • A decade of experience in Judo from the Sydney University Judo Club

  • Chief Instructor of 'Shinbukan Victoria' - www.shinbukanvictoria.com

  • "I aim to teach marital arts in a traditional manner that retains discipline and good conduct while integrating the arts of karate, ninjutsu and judo to create well rounded martial-artists"


Daniel | 2nd Dan Shido-In 

  • Incorporates exercise science and biomechanics into martial arts training regime

  • Kata and Bunkai specialist

  • An attentive detail to precision and accuracy, reflected through detailed teaching style

  • "Be better tomorrow than you are today."

Darren | 5th Dan Renshi Shihan

  • 35 years of experience in his martial arts career

  • Has been a live-in student of Soke

  • Friendly, interactive and an evolutionary approach to teaching 

  • "Teach the new generation to become masters in turn to teach the next generation."

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Harrison | Shodan 

  • 15 years of martial arts experience

  • Sparring enthusiast with holistic martial arts focus 

  • Modernises karate to combat rise of MMA

  • Cert IV Fitness

  • NSWKF Tournament of Champions: 1st place Kata & 1st Kumite (sparring)

  • "The dojo is a microcosm of real life."  

Peter | 5th Dan Renshi Shihan

  • Decades of experience in martial arts

  • All rounded MMA style fighter

  • Weapons Enthusiast

  • Fighter with mastery of basics and anticipation 

  • A no-nonsense, rigorous approach to teaching 

  • "Students should leave their leave their ego at the door as learning is only achieved with a  free mind"

  • "Master your weaknesses and overcome your fears"


Roberto | 6th Dan Kyoshi

  • Devoted Ninjutsu instructor and practitioner for 20+ years

  • MMA enthusiast with focus on grappling/newaza

  • Vast knowledge in a variety of Japanese weaponry

  • With a friendly and positive attitude, Roberto Sensei caters for all students, motivating them all to strive for their best self


Hien | 6th Dan Renshi Shihan

  • Decades of experience with Saito Soke 

  • Decades of teaching experience with various generations of students

  • A firm, fair and unbiased instructor with a wealth of experience to personalise individual training

  • Strict and disciplined teaching with a strong focus on building character and strong spirit


Navin | 2nd Dan Shido-in

  • 15 years of martial arts experience

  • Coming from a background of physical disability, Navin has learnt to counter disability with daily training and encourages everyone to take a chance for empowerment

  • Competed successfully in various tournament experiences

  • "Training the body strengthens the mind, helping not only martial arts but enabling you to achieve your goals in life." 


Bryan | 3rd Dan Shido-shi

  • Two decades of martial arts experience

  • Trained in Taekwondo, Goju-Ryu Karate and Iaido

  • Contact fighter

  • Teaches effective combinations for combat

  • Great with teaching advanced kick techniques


Eric | 5th Dan

  • 3 decades of martial arts experience

  • Judo, Ninjutsu and Kendo specialist

  • Enjoys mixing many aspects of martial arts to create a well-balanced and all-rounded fighter

  • Two decades with Sydney University Judo Club