About your coach
From police officer to Successful Martial Arts Organisation
As a former Victoria Police Officer, Paul's roles included being a “Train the Trainer” in Defensive Tactics, Firearms and Conflict Management, a Forced Building Entry Instructor, and Siege and Hostage Negotiator.
In 1996, during a police training accident, Paul injured his knee requiring a full reconstruction. Bored out of his brain not being able to train, he ended up on the mats helping out his Sensei with classes.
Sometime later his instructor said, “There’s a building down the road that would make a good dojo, how would you like to run a club?” Paul thought, “How hard could it be?” How’s that for a business plan!
What followed was far from smooth sailing, but, that was then - this is now: