Australian Instructors


The term Kancho (館長) is used to identify a dojo owner / dojo head and is not related to grade.

SENSEI REECE CUMMINGS, KANCHO, YONDAN (4TH DAN)
Head Instructor / Branch Director, ACT - Canberra Dojo

Sensei Cummings is the owner and Head Instructor (Kancho) of the Kodokan Matsubayashi-ryu Cummings Karate Dojo in Canberra. He has been practicing Matsubayashi-ryu Karate-do and Kobudo for over 15 years.

Sensei Cummings originally started learning karate with Sensei Carlyle on the Mid-North Coast, and has since also trained extensively with Soke Takayoshi Nagamine and Sensei Toshimitsu Arakaki. He travels to Okinawa every year to train, and received his 4th Dan in 2014 under the most senior Matsubayashi-ryu instructors.

For more info see: www.karatecanberra.com.au


SENSEI REBECCA CAVANAGH, YONDAN (4TH DAN)
Assistant Instructor, NSW - Wingham & Harrington Dojo


Sensei Sheather has been studying Matsubayshi-ryu for many years and visited Okinawa in 2010 to train at the World Seminar with Soke Nagamine, and has also trained with Soke Nagamine on his various visits to Australia.

Sensei Sheather received her Yondan (4th Dan) in 2016 while Sensei Arakaki was visiting Australia.

   

SENSEI SHAYNE JENNINGS, SANDAN (3RD DAN)
Assistant Instructor, NSW - Taree Dojo


Sensei Jennings has been studying Matsubayashi-ryu for many years and has trained with Soke Nagamine on his various visits to Australia.

Sensei Jennings received his Sandan (3rd Dan) in 2011 from Soke Nagamine while in Australia.

   

SENSEI GREG ROUND, SANDAN (3RD DAN)
Assistant Instructor, NSW - Wingham Dojo

Sensei Round has been studying Matsubayashi-ryu for many years, and has trained under Sensei Carlyle since he was in his teens. He has also trained with Soke Nagamine on his various visits to Australia.

Sensei Round received his Sandan (3rd Dan) in 2011 from Soke Nagamine while in Australia.


Yudansha (black belts)


Mr Ryan Blanch
Nidan (2nd Dan)
NSW - Wingham Dojo

Mr Simon Jones
Nidan (2nd Dan)
NSW - Wingham Dojo

Ms Vanessa Porter
Nidan (2nd Dan)
NSW - Harrington Dojo
     

Mr Dave McHugh
Nidan (2nd Dan)
ACT - Canberra Dojo

Ms Liz Rees
Nidan (2nd Dan)
NSW - Taree Dojo

Ms Elizabeth Worth
Shodan (1st Dan)
NSW - Wingham Dojo
 
Ms Helen Broughton
Shodan (1st Dan)
ACT - Canberra Dojo
Mr Chris Humphrey
Shodan (1st Dan)
ACT - Canberra Dojo