Goju Kai Karate
Do Sydney Australia
SHIHAN OF GOJU KAI VICTORIA~
Tom Curtis Shihan- Kumite 1980 Circa- Anglesea Victoria.
Tom Curtis Shihan
5th Dan Renshi, is also one of the most senior members
Australian Branch of the IKGA. Along with Steve Colangelo Shihan
he was one of the original students of
Tino Ceberano [a former Branch Chief of Goju-Kai Australia] , who first
started the Victorian Branch of the IKGA in the mid 1960’s.
Tom Shihan was one
of the original tournament competitors of the Australian Karate do
Federation- AKF (previously FAKO) in the mid 1970's whereby he
has been a very active member of the Federation as , not only a
highly successful competitor , but also as a Victorian Federation
Coach, whereby in 1986 he successfully coached his sister Claire Curtis
(Seymour) to a world Kata placing (WUKO) whereby Claire also gained a
Bronze World medal for Australia in WKF Sydney.
Curtis Seymour World Medalist 1986
Shihan is involved in refereeing and coaching at the most senior
levels withing the I.K.G.A. whereby he has been a very hard working and
extremely competent referee at the World Championship events and has
himself held many Victorian and also Australian championship titles. These details will be
updated shortly herein.