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EMA-KARATE is a member of the Shotokan Karate Coalition and runs classes in the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne, with classes in Mont Albert and Box Hill
Instructor Profile - LUKE BYRNE (4th Dan JKA/SKC)
Sensei Luke is an executive member of the SKC and has been training in Karate for 14 years. In that time Luke has achieved alot, most recently winning silver at the WTKA world championships in Italy.
Some of Luke's major Individual Achievements:
7 times Australian team member - 2003 Captain
Victorian- Kata Champion
Victorian -Kumite Champion
N.S.W.- Kata Champion
Victorian Shotokan Cup- Kata Champion
South East Asian and Oceanic -Kata Champion
South East Asian and Oceanic -Kumite Champion
SKC Elite and Novice National Championships - Kumite Champion
WTKA World Championships silver medalist -Kumite
2nd Place - Team Kata South African International
2nd Place- Kata Australasian Championships
2nd Place- Kumite Australasian Championships
2nd Place- N.S.W. Championships Kumite
3rd Place- Kata Northern Regional All Japan Qualifier
4th place- WTKA World Championships Kata
The people that have left the biggest impact on Luke's karate and life are his father Terry, who taught him that if you believe in yourself and you put your heart into everything you do, you can achieve anything, Sensei Keith who has shown him that if you have your integrity and you are honest within yourself then nobody can hold you down, Sensei Stan who has taught him to keep an open mind to new possibilities, and to be creative in your training, and Sensei Takahashi who taught him to rise from adversity.
As well as karate Luke also trains regularly in Tae Kwon do, boxing, kickboxing, kung fu, jiu jitsu and judo. Luke implements a lot of the training methods and techniques that he learns from other styles into his own style in order to bring the best out of his students.
As a qualified Physical Education teacher he also implements a number of inventive teaching strategies into his training. His knowledge of individual learning abilities and motor skill development help him to develop and modify strategies to meet individual student needs in order to increase their progress and help them reach their full potential. It is Luke's positive attitude and commitment to never ending improvement that will ultimately see him achieve even greater success in the near future.