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  1. Ken_Masters is offline

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    hey, The driving set of goals behind my wanting to take martial arts include: fitness, although i already lift weights & jog 5 days a week, its a different kind of fitness IMO, the flexibility and stuff. I never felt as physically fit as when i was doing karate. Self defence is also a factor, although i think i'm already more than able to defend myself on the streets against your average 'person who may wish to inflict bodily harm on me', i guess its a matter of being more in shape to defend myself. Thirdly and probably most importantly to me, i'm having a son in about 4 months, and I want to establish a connection with something positive that will benefit him when he is old enough. I spent my late teen years running the streets , smoking weed and stealing. I don't want the same for him, Martial Arts is something that will encourage health, respect & discipline.

    As for my interest in tradition; It sounds silly,but my interest in martial arts started with growing up on alot of Shaw Bros & Jackie Chan movies, and the whole Shaolin thing has always appealed to me, although i'm much more interested in Japanese history these days, and try to read as much as i can.

    It's all good now, I plan on resuming my Isshinryu training, as i figure a good teacher is more important than anything else, and my Isshinryu teacher was awesome. Bruce Hyland in Melbourne Australia, in case you're interested.

    In addition to that, i'll also be training 3-4 hours on a saturday with my BJJ friend, so hopefully i'll take something out of that,.

    thanks.
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    Have you looked for good judo programs near you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken_Masters
    I spent my late teen years running the streets , smoking weed and stealing. I don't want the same for him, Martial Arts is something that will encourage health, respect & discipline.

    As for my interest in tradition; It sounds silly,but my interest in martial arts started with growing up on alot of Shaw Bros & Jackie Chan movies, and the whole Shaolin thing has always appealed to me, although i'm much more interested in Japanese history these days, and try to read as much as i can.

    It's all good now, I plan on resuming my Isshinryu training, as i figure a good teacher is more important than anything else, and my Isshinryu teacher was awesome. Bruce Hyland in Melbourne Australia, in case you're interested.

    Eating weed is the way forward, dude! None of the toxic booze schtick for me!

    Seriously tho Isshinryu sounds like the way forward for you- although obviously you'll be missing out on the quality kyokushin that abides in Oz! (Nutrider? Moi?). Congrats on the little un, send him full contact all the way bro. As for the positive stuff, I hope you plan on sharing your interest in Shaw Bros' movies with him- 36th Chamber of Shaolin will do anyone who sees it worlds of good! Legend of a Fighter(1982, Yuen Woo-ping directed wrote and choreographed) and Karate Bullfighter (a flick about Mas Oyama starring Sonny Chiba..,.hell yeah) also need preserving into the next gen if you have the time/interest, the first pretty inspiring for anyone growing up and learning to fight and live well, the second being just too cool for school.

    Train hard bro. Props for your intentions.
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    no i haven't but judo is something i've also been thinking about. However, i think i'm more interested in doing something more striking orientated as i'll be doing grappling on the weekends with (arguably) the foremost exponent of BJJ in this country's favourite student. I'm prety convinced that i'm gonna go back and do isshinryu at the moment, Bruce Hyland is a great guy, and an awesome teacher, his bio speaks for itself...

    In 1975 Sensei Bruce Hyland Black Belt 5th Dan began teaching at the Chelsea Lifesaving Club; the dojo had many locations until 1980 when it moved to the Peninsula, Hanto in Japanese.
    Sensei Bruce Joined Ishinryu in 1982 after, Sensei Tony Hails 5th Dan had conducted two seminars for his dojo in 1981. Bruce and his young family went to England in 1982 train and join Ishinryu under Sensei Ticky. Bruce and Tony are loyal friends and promote and teach Ishinryu at all levels; they both are leading identities in the Australian Karate Federation.



    Bruce placed third at the 1985 Asian-Pacific Championships and winning the Australian-Victorian Titles in the same year and also many other titles between 1972 till 1986. He held the position of State Kumite Coach from 1987 till 2000, Assistant National Kumite Coach from 1992 to 2000 and 2000 to 2002 Senior National Kumite Coach. He holds a government recognised coaching.accreditation, N.C.A.S level two- (2) sports specific coach. Lady Mayoress Ms Susie Norton presented Bruce 2001 Volunteer Coach of the year award.



    Today; Bruce, runs the Hanto dojo coaching six days a week he also conducts High Performance Kumite Seminars and is the National Junior Kumite Coach



    1970 Interest in Karate began.
    1972 Began training, at Albert Davies, Go Shin Do Karate Club.
    1972 Started karate competition.
    1975 Opened Hanto Dojo in Chelsea Life Saving Club.
    1975-1986 Competed in forty-six 46 Open competitions,
    Winning thirteen (13), Second eleven (11) times and third nine (9) times.
    1976 Took Part in Australia's, 1st Full Contact/Kick-boxing bout.
    1982 Joined Sensei Ticky Donovan OBE, Founder Ishinryu.
    1984 Became a member of the A.K.F.
    1984 Represented Australia at World Championships in Maastricht, HOLLAND.
    1985 Won the State A.K.F title -70kg.
    1985 Won the National A.K.F title -70kg.
    1985 Placed third (3rd) at A.P.U.K.O in MALAYSIA, -70kg.
    1986 Retired from competition after National Titles.
    1987 Appointed State Kumite Coach.
    1989-2000 Appointed Senior State Coach.
    Victorian was the Premier State eight times in that period.
    1992-2000 Appointed Assistant National Coach.
    1992-93-95-97-2001-02 coached the Oceania Kumite Team to Six events.
    1997-1999 Coached two women teams to the Ladies International Cup in Japan.
    2000-2002 Senior National Kumite Coach
    2000 Senior National Kumite Coach, World Championships Germany.
    2001 Senior Kumite Coach World Games Akita, Japan.
    2001 Victorian Coaching Centre, Volunteer Coach of the Year
    2002 Senior National Coach, Indonesian Open where Australia won the award for MOST FAVORITE TEAM
    2002 August, Appointed National Junior Kumite Coach
    2002 Author of 120 SECONDS of KARATE, Skills & Strategies
    2003 Blitz Hall of Fame 2002 Karate Tribute Award
    Today; Bruce teaches at the Hanto Dojo 6 days a week. He is presently the National Junior Kumite Coach and regarded as one of Australia's High Performance Coaches.
    Black Belts and Champions who have been coached; by Sensei Bruce

    Geoff Michaelidies, Shane Liddell, John Alfonso, Michael Hogan, Tony Hewitt, Tony Pinzone, Dean Johnson, Karen Reynolds, Peter Russo, Andrew Chattington, Robert Catonese, Nerida Field, Lesley Gowdy, Shannon Hyland, Daniel Spicer, Chris Hill, Dean Rocco, John O'Shannessy, Kristy Sweeney, Tanya Cooper, Paul Hughes, Chris 'Polar Bear' Hughes, Laura Vaughan, Joanna Burns, Dale Reid, Stuart Kaighin, Jonathan Burns, Cameron Czerzyk, Des Murphy, James Boak, Linda Murphy, Nigel Knighton, Ashley Moore, Scott Hilton, Nathan Knothe, Richard Derks, Jason Pope, Bill Brown, Lila Fawssett, Tony Hester, Richard Stevenson, Gary Milland, James Hull, Shaun Donnet, Amy Lea, Ryan Santon ,Catharine & Trent Angwin Peter & Dean Hollowood.

    Today; Bruce, runs the Hanto dojo coaching six days a week he also conducts High Performance Kumite Seminars and is the National Junior Kumite Coach.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoardHitBack
    Eating weed is the way forward, dude! None of the toxic booze schtick for me!

    Seriously tho Isshinryu sounds like the way forward for you- although obviously you'll be missing out on the quality kyokushin that abides in Oz! (Nutrider? Moi?). Congrats on the little un, send him full contact all the way bro. As for the positive stuff, I hope you plan on sharing your interest in Shaw Bros' movies with him- 36th Chamber of Shaolin will do anyone who sees it worlds of good! Legend of a Fighter(1982, Yuen Woo-ping directed wrote and choreographed) and Karate Bullfighter (a flick about Mas Oyama starring Sonny Chiba..,.hell yeah) also need preserving into the next gen if you have the time/interest, the first pretty inspiring for anyone growing up and learning to fight and live well, the second being just too cool for school.

    Train hard bro. Props for your intentions.
    Hey, thanks for the kind words mate, The little tacker will definitely be growing up on my vast library of martial arts flicks. The more i think about it, i feel more and more stupid for not just returning to isshinryu in the first place, considering i can jog there in about 10 minutes, and the quality of instruction there.

    My mind is made up.. thanks dudes.
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