Sensei Bruce Hyland 7th Dan began his karate training in 1972. Having a grounding in Traditional , Shiai contest Karate, and Coaching. Bruce has always sought out the most advantageous methods for his own self-development and his students. Karate is neither traditional(form), sport(contest) or self-defence(functional), it is all these! Karate parrels life with principles and philosophies that are like having your own life coach every step of the way as you grow into the complete karateka-student and human being.
Early Bruce realised that his calling was to have an impact on others’ lives that meant by doing or seeking out the best in Sensei Ticky Donovan OBE 10th Dan or immersing himself in the art and sport, for 49 years he has competed, coached, trained and traveled the World extensively to reach that goal.
He has competed in numerous open tournaments since 1975, retiring in 2015 forty years winning 29 Gold-21 Silver and 14 Bronze, along the way placing third at the 1985 Asian Pacific Championships and representing Australia in 1984 at the World Championships and winning national and state titles. Winning USA OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS IN 2011…As a coach, he was National Kumite Coach from 1992 – 2005 taking 15 teams to international events, including three World Championships. At State level he has enjoyed a successful role as Senior State Coach from 1987 to 2000; he was appointed Head Kumite Coach 2009-2015.
His students have won or placed in International, National, and State Championships since 1975 with many of his students holding positions of state-level coaches – this is a testament to his methodology and philosophy one being that;
“we don’t just build champions – we build champion people”.
The perception is that martial arts are a destructive and dangerous activity, no doubt it has that potential, however, Ishinryu programs have been designed for 4-5 years, children 6-12, teenagers, adults. Discipline, fitness, self-control, confidence, self-defense are the benefits of training and karate practice. Ishinryu has Coloured belt system that assists the student to progress at their own pace without trepidation, each student has the potential to become a Black Belt.
As a student matures with grade, so also will his/her manners and etiquette, outwardly and even more important inwardly.
KUMITE TRAINING SEMINARS,
Bruce conducts Kumite Training Seminars, he has a wealth of knowledge gained from coaching and competing at the highest level. He has produced style World Champions, World Games,British, USA, Oceania, National and State champions.
Bruce has a unique Kumite competencies system which delves into these three areas; Technical(Attack&Counter)-Talents(Distance&Footwork&Timing)-Tactics(on the tatami&types of opponents&how to prepare mentally for each round, semi final and final of a championship)-Fitness(volume&intensity of how to prepare for a championship).
If you wish to book a Kumite Training seminar, email; email@example.com or phone; 0409 782 304
|1972||Began Karate training at Albert Davies-Go Shin Do Karate School.|
|1975||Graded to 1st Dan in December|
|1982||Graded to 2nd Dan in April|
|1985||Graded to 3rd Dan in November|
|1992||Graded to 4th Dan in June|
|2000||Graded to 5th Dan in June|
|2008||Graded to 6th Dan in June|
|2015||Graded to 7th Dan in October|
Major Competitor Achievements
|All Styles Open-Most Exciting Fighter-Melbourne Town Hall||*||1975|
|Australia’s 1st Kickboxer – Melbourne – Australia||*||1976|
|Pro-am all styles Springvale – Melbourne||Gold||1977|
|All Stars Karate Team Vs All Stars Kung Fu Team||Gold||1978|
|Canberra Open-A.C.T Australia||Gold||1978|
|K.I.A Open Championships- Melbourne||Gold||1979,1980,1981,1982,1983|
|WKF World Championships-Holland||*||1984|
|Victorian Karate Championships||Gold||1985|
|National Karate Championships-Perth||Gold||1985|
|APUKO Asian Karate Champions-Malaysia||Bronze||1985|
|National All Styles N.A.S State Champion||Gold||2005|
|National All Styles N.A.S National Champion-Queensland||Gold||2005|
|USA Open Karate Championships-Las Vegas||Gold||2011|
|USA Open Karate Championships-Las Vegas||Silver||2012|
|Texas Open Karate Championships-USA||Bronze||2013|
|USA Open Karate Championships-Las Vegas||Silver||2013|
|USA Open Karate Championships-Las Vegas (KATA)||Silver||2013|
|Victorian Karate League V.K.L Kobe Osaka Championships||Gold||2014|
|Turkish Karate Championships-Turkey||Silver||2014|
|Arnold Schwarzenegger Karate Championships- Melbourne||Silver||2015|
|Southern Region Kumite Coach – Victoria||1987-1988-1989|
|Head Kumite Coach-Victorian Karate Team||1989-1990-1991-1992-1993-1994|
|Head Kumite Coach-Oceania Championships||1992-1993-1995-1997-2001-2004|
|Head Kumite Coach-Ladies International Cup-Tokyo, Japan||1997-1999|
|Head Kumite Coach-World Senior Karate Championships-Germany||2000|
|Head Kumite Coach-Australian Open-Men’s National Team-Sydney||2001|
|Head Kumite & Kata Coach-World Games-Akita, Japan||2001|
|Head Kumite Coach-Indonesian Open Championships||2002|
|Head Kumite Coach-World Junior Karate Champions-France||2003|
|Head Kumite Coach-World Junior Karate Champions-Cyprus||2005|
|Head Kumite Coach-Commonwealth Karate Championships-NZ||2005|
|National All Styles Kumite Coach||2005|
|Head Kumite Coach-Victorian Karate Team||2009-2010-2011-2012-2013-2014-2015|
|AKF-National Coaching Accreditation Scheme NCAS – Gold Level Coach|