Brian Mackie 8th Dan Kyoshi Shihan
Chief Instructor I.K.G.A. Australia
Brian Mackie 8th Dan Kyoshi, Chief Instructor of I.K.G.A. Australia has been teaching at the Karate Academy of Japan in Perth since 1966.
Brian has visited Japan on numerous occasions to train with Saiko Shihan Goshi Yamaguchi and other top Japanese instructors.
He is priviledged to have also trained with World Champions Wayne Otto, Junior Leferve, Jimmy Collins, Gerry Flemming and Japan’s National Team Coaches Murakami Sensei, Hibio Sensei, Fujimoto Sensei and Arakawa Sensei.
Australia’s first gold medallist in an official International Championship, Brian became the A.K.F.’s National Team Coach on his retirement from International competition.
Brian was a founding member and President of the Australian Karate Federation W.A. Inc. for sixteen years and was appointed permanent Technical Advisor for the A.K.F. He was responsible for writing the original National Coaching Accreditation Scheme training manuals.