The Martial Arts Education Centre has some excellent instructors. The following three people, although qualified in more than one style, have been given the positions of Deputy Chief Instructors in each style.
Dale began his martial arts career in January 1998 with GKR Karate. By the end of his first year he was teaching his own classes to approximately 45 students and was the highest ranked instructor in the Mandurah area for GKR at that time. Dale stayed with GKR for a total of 4.5 years attaining level 3 referee and instructor status with them. Wanting to expand and refine his knowledge he joined JKA in 2001 and progressed to the level of 1st kyu in 2003.
Still wanting more his search led him to to The Martial Arts Education Centre to train with Nigel Farrier. There he attained his Shodan. Dale has recently been graded to Sandan (3rd degree black belt) in November 2009. Once again his thirst for knowledge has led him to both ju jitsu and kobudo which are also taught at the Martial Arts Education Centre. Dale is now also a Shodan in Ju Jitsu and helps out with the Junior Ju Jitsu classes. He is also ranked Shodan in Kobudo and is a level 1 NCAS accredited coach.
Being an adventurous type Mark took up Karate in the UK at the age of 13 years studying Kyokushinkai Karate under Sensei Steve Arnil. Over 3 years he trained to brown belt but felt he needed more contact so transferred to kickboxing with instructor Andy Mead. After another 2 years he transferred to the Southend Kick & Thai Boxing Academy and trained under Chris Williams. He trained here for the next 8 years and became a senior instructor and 2nd degree black belt.
When Chris retired he went to Ju Jitsu and found Ian Arbon's Jikishin Ju Jitsu (now Wakishin Ju Jitsu). For the next 9 years Mark continued his study attaining Nidan (2nd degree black belt) in Ju Jitsu.
Mark then moved to Australia and after one year moved to Mandurah in WA where he joined the Martial Arts Education Centre. Mark was promoted to Sandan (3rd degree) in April 2007 and is also the number 2 IC for Ju Jitsu where his wealth of knowledge is invaluable.
Ashley began his martial arts career in February 2002 when he first started training in Ju Jitsu at Port Kennedy with instructors Nigel Farrier and Roy Smith.
When Nigel moved the dojo to Mandurah to incorporate into his Karate centre as well Ashley moved with him and in October 2003 took up Karate in addition to Ju Jitsu.
He received his Shodan (1st degree black belt) in Karate under the Martial Arts Education Centre in July 2006 and his Shodan in Ju Jitsu in April 2007 and Nidan in Ju Jitsu in December 2009. Ashley has been graded to Sandan (3rd degree black belt) in November 2009 in Karate. He is also Shodan in Kobudo being promoted in December 2008. Ashley is also a level 2 NCAS accredited coach.