Australian Instructors


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


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SENSEI REECE CUMMINGS, KANCHO, SANDAN (3RD 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 a decade.

Sensei Cummings is a direct student of Sensei Carlyle, and the late Soke Takayoshi Nagamine. He received his grade, dojo owner license and teaching certificates directly from Soke Nagamine in Okinawa. He has also trained with Matsubayashi-ryu's senior instructors in Okinawa, and continues to study extensively with Sensei Toshimitsu Arakaki.

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


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SENSEI REBECCA SHEATHER, SANDAN (3RD 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 Sandan (3rd Dan) in 2010 from Soke Nagamine while in Okinawa.

   

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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.

   

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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

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

Mrs Elizabeth Worth
Shodan (1st Dan)
NSW - Wingham Dojo

Mrs Liz Rees
Shodan (1st Dan)
NSW - Taree Dojo

Mr Dave McHugh
Shodan (1st Dan)
ACT - Canberra Dojo