Shihan Martin Phillips

Co-Founding Instructor of Sunshine Coast Karate (est. 2000)
Sunshine Coast Karate Head Instructor
QLD Chito-Ryu Karate-Do Regional Head Instructor
Co-Founder of Karate4Life Edojo

Training History: Studying Chito-Ryu Karate-Do since 1984.
Dan Level: 5th Dan
Instructor Qualification:  Shihan


Competitive Highlights:  

  • Numerous regional, state and national champion competitor 1987 – 1999.
  • Represented Australia at WKF World Championships in 1994 & 1996
  • Podium finishes (Kata &/or Kumite) at the International Chito-Ryu Championships (also known as the Soke Cup) in 1989, 1992, 1995, 1998, 2004, 2010, 2013.  Winning gold in 1989 and 2017 (+ Open Men’s Black Belt Tournament Champion).  

Coaching Highlights:

  • Students representing Sunshine Coast Karate and Australia at International Chito-Ryu Championships.  Numerous outstanding performances, podium finishes and international karate champions in 2001. 2004, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2017.  Results of most recent representation include 6 gold, 3 silver and 3 bronze.

In The Media

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sandra-demoShihan Martin Phillips performing Sanshiru kata with wife Shihan Sandra Phillips at the 2010 International Chito-Ryu Karate-Do Championships

This page was last updated:  September 2017

Co-Founding owner/instructor at Sunshine Coast Karate, established 2000. Commenced training in Chito-Ryu Karate-Do in 1990. Graded to Shodan (Black Belt) in 1995. Podium finishes at the following International Chito-Ryu Karate-Do Championships. 1995, 1998, 2001, 2004, 2010, 2013 and 2017. Winning gold at most recent representation in 2017. Currently Godan (5th Degree Black Belt) & Shihan (Master Instructor). Author of 'The Beginner Blueprint' - From Zero to Hero, Your Road Map To Success, No Matter What Your Goal.