Hanshi Bruce Haynes World Champion in Tameshiwara (Breaking Technique)
HANSHI BRUCE HAYNES The only Australian Martial Artist to have held and defended more world titles than any other Australian in history. “I’ve been asked, “What more have you got to prove?”. It’s not a matter of proving something. People seem to miss the point. This has been known to show people that even at a certain age if you want to do something you can get up and you can challenge yourself” Hanshi Bruce Haynes has been involved in Martial Arts for over 40 years. During this time he has competed actively at World Championship level and has been an inspiration to many. He is dedicated to passing his skills onto all who are eager to learn. Hanshi Bruce Haynes started his Martial Arts journey at the young age of seven, training in Ju-Jitsu under the tutelage of Shihan Matthew Komp (8th dan). Kancho achieved his Black Belt at the age of seventeen. He further pursued his passion for Martial Arts by training under Shihan Eddie Emin in Kyokushin Kai Karate. Having trained hard to attain his 5thDan, Hanshi Bruce Haynes travelled to Japan to learn from Kancho T. Azuma. Kancho is the Australian Branch Chief of Daido Juku Karate Japan under T. Azuma and is the founder and head instructor of Australian Kombat Karate Do. Hanshi recently smashed his world record of 365 kg by breaking through 410 kg of concrete at the World Budo Kan Association WBKA Festival of Martial Arts & Culture held on the 11th -12th October 2014 in Adelaide, South Australia.
Hanshi Bruce Haynes inspiring titles: - 47 times undefeated World Tameshiwari Champion - Inducted into the Guinness World Book of Records Hall of Fame - 23 times I.S.K.A. International Sports Karate Association World Champion - Inducted into the Australasian Martial Arts Hall of Fame 1999 – International Martial Artist of the Year - U.S.K.A. United States Karate Association World Champion - Double I.G.K. International Goju Japan World Champion - Double Unified Title Commission World Champion - I.S.K.A. American Open World Champion - Guild Of Australian Black Belts Australian Champion - International Kyokushin Karate Do Japan World Champion - Ashihara Kaikan International Japan World Champion - Shidokan Karate Japan World Champion - I.S.K.A. International Sports Karate Nth American World Champion - Australian Branch Chief Diado-Juko Karate Do Japan - WBKA Inc Ambassador for Karate Hanshi Bruce Haynes is your greatest resource. Learn the secrets to excel not only in Martial Arts but in all aspects of your life.
Hanshi is available for a wide variety of services such as: - Motivational and instructional Seminars at Sporting clubs - Educational Talks – motivating students to achieve their full potential. - Corporate Speaking – helping small or large businesses thrive. Hanshi Bruce Haynes is versatile and can relate to a wide audience. His passion and determination will excite and inspire you. Learn to break through barriers and be victorious in conquering your goals.
Soke Sam Gervasi WARRIOR – HEALER – LECTURER – AUTHOR
Soke Sam Gervasi, one of Australia's leading exponents in martial arts and in fields of natural health, is the founder and head instructor of the Australian and International Ju-jitsu/Karate Dojos and the founder and principal of the International College of Martial Arts and Natural Therapies. Innovative and dynamic he has blended his knowledge of boxing, martial arts and his love of the healing arts to become one of the most well regarded and respected martial artists in Australia. Originating from a small provincial town in Sicily, Italy, Soke Gervasi migrated to Australia at the age of nine. His formative years were spent honing his skills in the art of boxing, coached by Harry 'Snowy' Doran, 1946 Victorian Boxing champion. A career decision and his affinity with boxing led him in search of something offering similar ingredients. After much consideration of other styles and clubs Soke Gervasi came under the tutelage of Shihan Wayne Brabham, who was instructing in the art of Ju-Jitsu. Inspired by the energetic classes Shihan Gervasi signed up (in 1973) with the humble goal to achieve a yellow belt. However with will and determination he achieved the coveted black belt in 1978. By the time Shihan Brabham had retired from martial arts he had graded Soke Gervasi to 4th Dan (July 1989). This was the catalyst that led Soke Gervasi to travel extensively to many countries to broaden his training and teaching, along the way gaining valuable information from many Masters who were experts in the fields of anatomy and traditional Eastern Medicine. Soke Gervasi has been able to incorporate this knowledge along with his own studies in Shiatsu, pressure points, sports injury massage and herbal medicine to offer a well rounded schooling in martial arts and natural healing. Whilst undertaking his world-wide search of knowledge Soke Gervasi was privileged to be taken under the guidance of two of the most renowned Ju-Jitsu masters in the world, Professor Wally Jay (10th Degree Small Circle Ju-Jitsu) and Professor Don Jacob (9th Degree Purple Dragon Ju-Jitsu). In March 1996, Soke Gervasi was graded to 6th Dan by both professors. In the same year he was awarded the prestigious accolade of Ju-Jitsu Instructor of the year at the Blitz Hall of Fame Martial Arts awards. In 1996 Soke Gervasi established a volunteer program called Operation M.A.C.H. (Martial Arts Community Help), with the main focus being to help those less fortunate and in genuine need of assistance. Soke Gervasi along with his students provide volunteer help such as gardening, lawn mowing, cleaning, painting and repairing odd jobs around the home. He is also a published author of the book "The Complete Guide to Safety and Awareness" and has published several Martial Arts magazines. His status in the Martial Arts community has also led him to be featured on many magazine covers such as Blitz and Impact to name a few. A mentor to all his students, his classes are fun, informative and above all educational. His technique and skill in Ju-Jitsu and Karate is not only sharp and lethal but breathtaking to watch, his whole persona radiates a serene warmth and friendliness that is felt by all who cross his path. Soke Gervasi is a true inspiration to students and peers alike.
MEETING THE MASTERS
Soke Sam Gervasi receiving his diploma from Professor Wally Jay (10th Degree Ju-Jitsu)
After travelling to many countries training and teaching, absorbing valuable information from many Masters who knew of anatomy and traditional Eastern medicine, and along with his own studies in Shiatsu and Massage, incorporated into the teaching agenda. He was also priviliged to be taken under the guidance of two of the most renowned Ju-Jitsu Masters in the world, Professor Wally Jay (10th Degree Small Circle Ju-Jitsu) and Professor Don Jacob (9th Degree Purple Dragon Ju-Jitsu (Don Jitsu Ryu) Ryu). In March, 1996, Soke Gervasi was graded to 6th Degree by both Professor Wally Jay and Professor Don Jacob.
Soke Sam Gervasi with Professor Don Jacob (9th Degree Purple Dragon Ju-Jitsu)
Soke Sam Gervasi, 1996 Blitz Hall of Fame Ju-Jitsu Instructor of the year.
On the 3rd November 1996, along with other Martial Artists from around Australia, Soke Gervasi attended the 1996 Blitz Hall of Fame Martial Arts Awards at the Carlton Crest Hotel in Melbourne, where he was presented with his award for Ju-Jitsu Instructor of the Year.