POWER KARATE TASMANIA is an official branch of


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国際空手道連盟 極真会館 世界全極真
International Karate Organization World Zen-Kyokushin
総師 長谷川一幸 九段
Soshi Kazuyuki Hasegawa 9th DAN
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Kyoshi Jim Phillips 

Kyoshi Jim Phillips 6th Dan, has been training and teaching Kyokushin Karate for over 50 Years, producing many of Australia's top fighters and black belts. 

In 1979, he was chosen to represent Australia at the 2nd World championships held in Tokyo, Japan.

Kyoshi later stayed on training in Japan under the founder and legendary master Sosai Mas Oyama. Kyoshi Jim trained full time at the Honbu headquarters in Tokyo, Ikebukuro 7 days a week, 3 classes a day.

He competed and won many tournaments, taking out 3 National titles and being one of the first people in Australia to complete the 50 man kumite (fight) test in 1986.

Kyoshi Jim now teaches at Power Karate Australia Honbu in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney and advises across his Australian branches of Power Karate Australia. He has dedicated his teaching to training and mentoring new students that are looking for a better future and way of life.

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Sensei Rob De Soza

Sensei Rob De Soza 3rd Dan, commenced training in 1979 at the Hobart PCYC under Sensei Stephen Mulcahy. Won the Tasmanian Kyokushin championships in 1981 before suffering a severe knee injury and retiring from fighting. He has instructed and coached several Australian champions and focuses heavily on the budo aspect of Kyokushin Karate. Sensei Rob believes in helping people become the best they can be in and out of the dojo.