34 Forbes St, Devonport TAS

info@torakankarate.com.au

Anthony Shearer
0418 249 088

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Shihan Thomas McKinnon & Sensei Anthony Shearer

Qualifications

 

5th Dan Black Belt:
Karate Union of Australia

5th Dan Black Belt:
Chinese Karate Association

2nd Dan Black Belt:
Serenity Ryu (Bushido)

1st Dan Blackbelt:
Japan Karate Association

Recipient of the Honorary Black Sash Award
The Shaolin Temple

National Referee:
Federation of Australian Karate-Do Organisations

Instructor:
Karate Union of Australia
Australian Karate Federation
NSW Kickboxing Federation (Muay Thai)

Technical Advisor
Karate Union of Australia

Founder
Torakan School of Shotokan Karate-Do

Thomas McKinnon Shihan

 

International Martial Arts Specialist

Thomas McKinnon is a former British Parachute Regiment soldier, and a multi-accredited international Martial Arts Specialist with 50 years experience: Boxing, Karate, Kung Fu, Bushido, Muay Thai and Close Quarter Combat; also, self-defence instructor to the security industry for twenty-five years.

In high-risk security, he was an international Close Personal Protection Operative (CPPO or Bodyguard) for twenty five years, with a client list that included European Royalty and a United States President.

Current Objectives

“I have combined my life’s martial experience with my philosophical understanding for the need of a Peaceful co-existence in an increasingly aggressive society.

I have developed a way of training that strengthens, and helps to prepare you for the worst situations in life, while creating a quiet confidence within, which helps to smooth your path, assisting you to live a balanced, healthy and value filled life.

Torakan (School of the Tiger) is my way of training: a traditional, classical Karate, but with an understanding of the shortfalls of that art in the cold, hard reality of today’s world, and combined with a loving philosophy.”

Experience
Close Quarter and unarmed combat, and crowd control (restrain and control techniques) instructor for the security industry.
- E.C.P. Services.
- Lane Cove Security Pty Ltd.
- Executive Bodyguards Sydney.
- Toraguard Security Pty Ltd.
- St Mary’s Rugbby League’s Club.
- Mt Druitt Workers Club.

Self-Defence Instructor
- Government and private schools throughout NSW & Tasmania.
- Designed and developed a Women’s Self-defence System and produced an instructional video.
 

Anthony Shearer Sensei

 

Sensei Anthony has over 25 years of martial arts training, including Judo, Ninjitsu, F.I.S.T freestyle sparing, Muay Thai, and Shotokan Karate. Sensei Thomas privately trained Sensei Anthony one-on-one in Muay Thai kick boxing (3 years) and Shotokan Karate (4 years).

Sensei Anthony opened the Devonport Torakan Karate Dojo in 2011.

 

Qualifications

 

3rd Dan Black Belt:
Karate Union of Australia
3 years Muay Thai
3rd kyu Ninjitsu
7th kyu Judo

Will Shearer Senpai

 

Senpai Will started training in Shotokan Karate when he was 11, and reached black belt in 3.5 years.

Senpai Will has been training in Judo since he was 8yo, and he was a Tasmanian representative at the 2015 National Judo Championships.

 

 

Qualifications

 

1st Dan Black Belt: Torakan Kartate

Judo