INSTRUCTORS

Before heading along to one of the clubs for your first class... sometimes its nice to have a face to a name.

 

See below for the instructors you may see when you come along...

CHIEF INSTRUCTORS

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Chris W.B. Nicholson
Chief Instructor
Academy of Self Defence Asso. NZ
Association Head Instructor

Member: ASDANZ 0997000 PT
Founding Member
Martial Art Titles of Acknowledgement:
Licence of Teacher : Karate            
Licence of Teacher : Aikido        
Licence of Teacher : Ju Jutsu                               
Kancho : Bu Jutsu                    
 
Martial Art Grades of Acknowledgement:
3rd Dan Black Belt in Karate
3rd Dan Black Belt in Aikido
2nd Dan Black Belt in Ju Jutsu

Related Qualifications:      
Sports First Aid Certificate : Red Cross 2017
Australian Maximum Security Corrections Officer 11 Yrs
Firearms Training and Licence


 
8th December 1994
20th August 1993
18th July 1996
27th Sept 1997 
 
Principal Master Instructor
Dwane T. Morgan 
Chief Instructor
Academy of Self Defence Asso. NZ
Association Head Instructor

Member: ASDANZ 0997001 PT
Founding Member
Martial Art Titles of Acknowledgement:
Licence of Teacher : Karate            
Licence of Teacher : Aikido        
Licence of Teacher : Ju Jutsu           
Shihan : Bu Jutsu                    
Licence of Senior Master : Kempo   
Kancho : Bu Jutsu                    
Menkyo Shihan : Aiki Bujutsu  
 
Martial Art Grades of Acknowledgement:
2nd Dan Black Belt in Karate
2nd Dan Black Belt in Aikido
2nd Dan Black Belt in Ju Jutsu
7th Dan Black Belt in Kempo
Related Qualifications:      
Sports First Aid Certificate : Red Cross 2017
Coaching NZ Level 1 
Armed Hold Up Safety Course
12th November 1995
14th November 1998
6th December 2000
12th January 2003
24th April 2005
1st March 2008
23rd November 2015

SENIOR INSTRUCTORS

Principal Master Instructor
John Nansen 
Senior Instructor
6th Degree Black Belt
Academy of Self Defence Asso. NZ
Papatoetoe Club Instructor

Member: ASDANZ 1002004 PT
Founding Member
Martial Art Titles of Acknowledgement:
Licence of Teacher : Sensei : Judo
Licence of Teacher : Sensei : Bu Jutsu
Licence of Senior Teacher : Shihan : Bu Jutsu
Life Time Member ASDA NZ
Martial Art Grades of Acknowledgement:
1st Degree Black Belt in Judo
Principal Master Instructor
Jory Akuhata 
Senior Instructor
6th Degree Black Belt
Academy of Self Defence Asso. NZ
Wellington Club Instructor

Member: ASDANZ 0201002 PT
Founding Member
Martial Art Titles of Acknowledgement:
Licence of Teacher : Sensei : Bu Jutsu
Licence of Senior Teacher : Shihan : Bu Jutsu
Life Time Member ASDA NZ
Martial Art Grades of Acknowledgement:
1st Degree Kung Fu
Level 2 Capoeira 
       
Principal Master Instructor
Dehardt van der Merwe 
Senior Instructor
5th Degree Black Belt
Academy of Self Defence Asso. NZ
Papatoetoe Club Instructor

Member: ASDANZ 0403007 PT
Founding Member
Martial Art Titles of Acknowledgement:
Licence of Teacher : Sensei : Bu Jutsu
Licence of Senior Teacher : Shihan : Bu Jutsu
Life Time Member ASDA NZ   
Martial Art Grades of Acknowledgement:
Blue Belt in Judo
Related Qualifications:      
Sports First Aid Certificate : Red Cross 2017

INSTRUCTORS

Principal Master Instructor
Chantha Soth 
Instructor
4th Degree Black Belt
Academy of Self Defence Asso. NZ
Papatoetoe Club Instructor

Member: ASDANZ 0402003 PT
Founding Member
Martial Art Titles of Acknowledgement:
Licence of Teacher : Sensei : Bu Jutsu
Life Time Member ASDA NZ   
Related Qualifications:      
Sports First Aid Certificate : Red Cross 2017
Principal Master Instructor
Toby MacNeil
Instructor
4th Degree Black Belt
Academy of Self Defence Asso. NZ
Papatoetoe Club Instructor

Member: ASDANZ 0104008 PT
Martial Art Titles of Acknowledgement:
Licence of Teacher : Sensei : Bu Jutsu
Life Time Member ASDA NZ   
     
Principal Master Instructor
Shawn Parsons 
Instructor
4th Degree Black Belt
Academy of Self Defence Asso. NZ
Papatoetoe Club Instructor

Member: ASDANZ 0103005 PT
Founding Member
Martial Art Titles of Acknowledgement:
Licence of Teacher : Sensei : Bu Jutsu
Life Time Member ASDA NZ   
Martial Art Grades of Acknowledgement:
Green Belt in Go Kan Ryu Karate
Related Qualifications:      
Sports First Aid Certificate : Red Cross 2017
Principal Master Instructor
Mark Grogan
Instructor
3rd Degree Black Belt
Academy of Self Defence Asso. NZ
Totara Heights Club Head Instructor

Member: ASDANZ 0305009 PT
Martial Art Titles of Acknowledgement:
Licence of Teacher : Sensei : Bu Jutsu
Life Time Member ASDA NZ  
Martial Art Grades of Acknowledgement:
Brown Belt in Chidokan Karate
 
Related Qualifications:      
Sports First Aid Certificate : Red Cross 2017
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Conner Bagley
Instructor
3rd Degree Black Belt
Academy of Self Defence Asso. NZ
Papatoetoe Club Instructor

Member: ASDANZ 0805011 PT
 
Martial Art Titles of Acknowledgement:
Licence of Teacher : Sensei : Bu Jutsu       5th Dec 2017
Life Time Member ASDA NZ                      5th Dec 2017
Related Qualifications:      
Sports First Aid Certificate : Red Cross 2017
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Marius Nel
Instructor
1st Degree Black Belt

Academy of Self Defence Asso. NZ
Wellington Club Head Instructor

Member: ASDANZ 0714030 SB
 
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Etienne Nel
Instructor
1st Degree Black Belt

Academy of Self Defence Asso. NZ
Wellington Club Instructor

Member: ASDANZ 0614029 SB
 

ASSISTANT INSTRUCTORS

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James Henderson
Provisional Black Belt

Academy of Self Defence Asso. NZ
Whangaparaoa Club Assistant Instructor

Member: ASDANZ 0316044 SB
 
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David Brownlee
2nd Level Brown Belt

Academy of Self Defence Asso. NZ
Papatoetoe Club Assistant Instructor

Member: ASDANZ 0615032 PT
 
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Dion Meade
2nd Level Brown Belt

Academy of Self Defence Asso. NZ
Papatoetoe Club Assistant Instructor

Member: ASDANZ 1017091 PT
 
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Teresa Croker
Provisional Black Belt

Academy of Self Defence Asso. NZ
Papatoetoe Club Assistant Instructor

Member: ASDANZ 1013019 PT
 
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Li  Ah San
2nd Level Brown Belt

Academy of Self Defence Asso. NZ
Papatoetoe Club Assistant Instructor

Member: ASDANZ 0816052 PT
 
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Daniel Henderson
1st Level Brown Belt

Academy of Self Defence Asso. NZ
Whangaparaoa Club Assistant Instructor

Member: ASDANZ 0218101 SB